Hume and Hovell Track Stories - St. John's Orphanage

St Johns Orphanage has been a part of the regional community since 1892, with it’s popular ‘Band Sunday’ fundraiser well covered in the local news for decades.


Local journalist and historian Howard Jones has published numerous articles and several books investigating the history of St Johns Orphanage. This story is compiled from his works and a 2011 ABC radio article discussing the end of an era. 

A History of Thurgoona, Howard C Jones, published 1985


Orphanage Survivors A true story of St Johns, Howard C Jones, published 2010


Mercy for Albury’s Orphanage, Gaye Pattison, ABC Goulburn Murray, 14 Nov 2011


Church to close Guadalupe House – Have Your Say, Howard C Jones, The Border Mail, 4 Sept 2008.

Parklands gratefully acknowledge the support of the NSW Government, through the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage and the Heritage Council NSW, to make these Hume and Hovell Track stories.