Our Journey

In 1923
The Australian Mothercraft Society – Truby King System was founded in May and the first Baby Clinic opened at 283 Elizabeth St, Sydney.

In 1924

The first Australian Mothercraft Society Home was established at 72 Howard St, Coogee.

In 1927

As the Society grew, a larger hospital was purchased at 23 Nelson St, Woollahra, with additional mobile clinics supporting families in the outer areas of Sydney. 

In 1952

The Headquarters of the Society was transferred from 283 Elizabeth St to the Karitane Hospital at Woollahra.

In 1958

The Australian Mothercraft Society was gazetted in NSW as a Third Schedule public health organisation under the Hospitals Act.

In 1966

The Australian Mothercraft Society received government funding for the first time.

In 1970

The Australian Mothercraft Society changed its name to the Karitane Mothercraft Society.

In 1974

The Residential Hospital moved from Woollahra to 171 Avoca St, Randwick.

In 1993

Liverpool Family Care Centre opened at 10 Murphy Avenue, Liverpool.

In 1994

The Residential Hospital moved to 138-168 The Horsley Drive, Carramar.

In 1996

The Karitane Mothercraft Society changed its name to Karitane.

In 1996

Jade House Day Unit for mothers experiencing perinatal mood disorders opened at 130 Nelson Street, Fairfield Heights.

In 2000

The Karitane Volunteer Home Visiting Program commenced in Fairfield, Liverpool & Bankstown.

In 2008

The Karitane Carramar site was redeveloped and Jade House was moved into the newly developed Carramar site. The Volunteer program moved into 130 Nelson St, Fairfield Heights.

In 2008

The Connecting Carers NSW (CCNSW) state-wide peer support and training program for foster, kinship & relative carers commenced. Land was purchased at 124 The Horsley Drive, Carramar to build the new CCNSW Head Office and was completed in early 2010.

In 2009

The Karitane Head Office was moved off the Carramar site to newly built premises at 126 The Horsley Drive, Carramar.

In 2010

The CCNSW New Head Office building was opened at 124 The Horsley Drive, Carramar.

In 2011

Official opening of Karitane@Camden Residential Unit at Camden Hospital & Round House Cafe at the Carramar site.

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