Henderson Bros Nursery Rhymes Collection Child & Family Services ballarat Inc.
Following a fifty-year loan to Ballarat Health Services, seven Henderson Brothers paintings (originally housed in the Ballarat Orphanage Toddlers Block) have been reunited with their earlier history. The paintings date from the 1920s and are significant to generations of former orphanage residents as well as children who saw them at the health centre. They are considered a little known part of Ballarat's orphanage history. CAFS is using both these paintings and digital storytelling to commemorate and celebrate the history of past orphanage residents in their new innovative legacy centre, bringing this important story to life.