“Elim” Salvation Army Home for Girls

Elim is the name God specifically gave for the church. The original Elim was an oasis found in the Bible in Exodus 15.

6 Responses to “Elim” Salvation Army Home for Girls

  1. pamea says:

    Very helpful information, thank you..

  2. Shelley Moore says:

    hello, my family and I currently own what was “Elim” in West Hobart. I was hoping to find out some history,stories or old photos of the home if anyone would like to make contact please email me.


  3. Jacqueline says:

    Hello. I was at Elim in 1972. I was 16 years old. I was made to work in the laundry with no wages. Was not allowed to see my daughter after she was born, only once for 5 minutes. A nurse was in the nursery all the time so no one could go in. My baby’s father was not allowed to be with me. He never saw our daughter, who was adopted. Had no counselling, there was no single parent pension. i was very alone. My mother could visit me. I saw my daughter once, was not allowed to open the blanket she was wrapped in……..a sad memory.

  4. Georgina says:

    Hello my name was Georgina Goodson. I was born 20/4/1965. My mother’s name is Vonda May Goodson and my dad’s name is James aborts I was born in your hospital in 1965 and I was wondering how I can get my birth certificate as my original one adopted as Debra June Gaffney by Wendy June Gaffney an Rex Arther Gaffney. Can you please help me?

    • westhobart says:

      Hi Georgina,
      I’m sorry but I am unable to assist you with your Birth Certificate query. I am not associated with Elim, nor the Salvation Army.
      Could I suggest that you try Service Tasmania or go to their website at http://www.justice.tas.gov.au/bdm/births/applyforcertificate.
      I think they would be the appropriate place to assist you.
      Best wishes and good luck with your search.

    • Laurie Watkins says:

      I was born at Elim House and back then a new certificate in adopted name was not registered we were only given what looked like a birth certificate. I had to do mine. You can get a copy of your original birth certificate. contact either the adoption department or BDM in hobart to see what you have to do.

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