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Title: Swan Homes Anglican orphanage at old Coogee Hotel, 1942
Imprint: Western Australia : Anglican Diocese of Perth Archives
Notes: Accessed via Find and Connect, online database of information about Australian orphanages.
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Summary: The Coogee Hotel was built in the 1890s and first licensed as a pub in 1898. In 1927 it was delicensed in a government attempt to reduce the number of licensed hotels in the state, and in 1930 it was bought by the Anglican Diocese and became a holiday home for the Anglican Girls' Orphanage. In 1946 as a vacant building it was threatened by squatters desperate for housing in the post-war crunch and so it became a permanent orphanage home. The photo looks from the back of the hotel towards Coogee Beach, and a bus shelter, caravan and water tank are visible in the distance. From the Anglican archives: "Written on the back of the image are the words: 'Our Seaside Home. Coogee. 9/42. Holidays - Coogee.'"
Subject: Cockburn Region (W.A.) -- Coogee (W.A.)
Hotels -- Cockburn Region (W.A.)
Coogee Hotel
Swan Homes Anglican orphanage at old Coogee Hotel, 1942

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