History about the site,Foundation stones ,buildings, managements, superintendents,employers, school or farm over time buildings demolished to make way for new ones children no longer attended school on site and the farm closes down,they would make up some of the past.
It's more than whats above its the living experiences of generations of children and families for some a short time for others it was their whole childhood life time.
The key to this history is the former residents of living experiences.
There has been two research studies of the history and both are very different for their times.
In 2019 a research study Histories of the Ballarat District Orphanage Asylum,Ballarat Orphanage and Ballarat Children's Home , 1866-1983, by David B Mc Ginniss in his research study in all eras including living experiences of children and families.
A Century of Child Care The story of Ballarat Orphanage 1865-1965 by Ethel Morris, Ethel study research about the history of time line of Foundations , Superintendents,buildings,school,farm and intake of children.