A Brief History

The Anglican Trust for Women and Children is one of Auckland’s oldest charities – with its origins stretching back more than 150 years.

During the 1850s Auckland was a hard-drinking, rough pioneer society where children had no automatic right to schooling. Many suffered from life-threatening diseases, were abandoned by their parents or sent out to work early.

In 1858 the Anglican Church set up an orphan’s home at a cottage in Parnell to help some of the city’s many neglected children.

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