The Immigrants Aid Society
Join this Vicfix campaign to trace the development of the Immigrants Aid Society, founded in 1853
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About the Immigrants Aid Society
The Immigrants Aid Society was established in 1853 to care for the influx of lone men and impoverished families who arrived in Melbourne during the 1850s gold rush. Funded almost entirely by benefactors, the society expanded over the decades to provide assistance not only to immigrants but to all people who found themselves homeless, ill or destitute.
Historic newspaper reports reveal the agency's expansion from St Kilda Road to new premises in Royal Park. They also provide details of the society's many roles, including acting as a home for the aged and homeless, a reformatory for orphans, a hospice for the unwell and a labour exchange for the unemployed.
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