History of Eliza Purton1964

Overlooking the seaside town of Ulverstone, The Eliza Purton Home has enjoyed spectacular views of the Leven River, Mt Roland and the ocean since its founding as the first Respect home in 1964.

  • Mr William Purton, a successful farmer of the Ulverstone Municipality, decided in his retired years to foster the building of a Home for the Aged in the Ulverstone district. To this end he donated a large block of land for the home to be built on, and the Roland View Estate Trust was formed to subdivide and sell the remaining land donated by him in order to finance the building of the proposed home.
  • Situated on a delightful hilltop setting overlooking the township of Ulverstone, with a panoramic view of Bass Strait to the rich inland farmlands and highlands beyond, the Home provides accommodation and service for 102 residents plus 12 independent self-contained units.
  • On the 30th October 1964, the Eliza Purton Home for the Aged was opened by His Excellency the Governor, Lieutenant General Sir Charles Gairdner, being dedicated to the memory of Eliza Purton, William Purton’s mother.
  • Eliza Purton is one of the biggest employers on the northwest coast of Tasmania. Our team consists of clinical staff and specialists including registered nurses and personal care assistants available on-call, 24-hours a day. A social care team deals with activities and therapy. Team members are passionate, caring and friendly and go above and beyond to build a genuine rapport with residents.