Cootamundra Domestic Training Home for Aboriginal Girls facts for kids
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|Location||39 Rinkin Street, Cootamundra, Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council, New South Wales, Australia|
|Architect||Morell and Kemp|
|Owner||Young Local Aboriginal Land Council|
|Official name: Cootamundra Aboriginal Girls' Training Home; Cootamundra Girls' Home; Aboriginal Girls' Training Home; Bimbadeen Bible College;|
|Type||state heritage (built)|
|Designated||17 February 2012|
|Type||Place of significance|
The Cootamundra Domestic Training Home for Aboriginal Girls, commonly known as "Bimbadeen" and Cootamundra Girls' Home, located at Cootamundra, New South Wales operated by the New South Wales Aborigines Welfare Board from 1911 to 1968 to provide training to girls forcibly taken from their families under the Aborigines Protection Act 1909. These girls were members of the Stolen generations and were not allowed any contact with their families, being trained to work as domestic servants.
Reports of girls being abused were related in Bringing Them Home, the 1997 report into the Stolen Generations.
The building that housed the Home was later taken over by the Aboriginal Evangelical Fellowship as a Christian vocational, cultural and agricultural training centre called Bimbadeen College. It was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 17 February 2012.
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