Brotherhood of St Laurence

A common purpose : ethical, practical and transformative directions for public and housing policy in Australia. /

By: Series: F. Oswald Barnett OrationPublication details: Melbourne, Vic. unpublished 2003Description: TextSubject(s): Online Resources: Australian Dictionary of Biography entry
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Frederick Oswald Barnett (1883-1972), social reformer. An active Methodist, a visit to an inner-city slum, in 1923, shocked him deeply and, concerned for the welfare of the children in particular, he enlisted the aid of young Methodists in a campaign which led to the establishment of the Methodist Babies' Home in South Yarra in 1929. At the same time he was studying part time at the University of Melbourne (B. Com., 1928); his master's thesis of 1931, based on the result of 150 questionnaires, was published in 1933 as "The Unsuspected Slums." [Extract: E. W. Russell, 'Barnett, Frederick Oswald (1883–1972)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, published first in hardcopy 1979, accessed online 26 February 2019.]

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