Singleton Aboriginal Girls Home. Retta Dixon establishes a Home for orphaned or neglected Aboriginal girls in Singleton. The original impetus for the home is the death of an Aboriginal woman, Bella Kermode from La Perouse, who dies of consumption while in Singleton, leaving daughters Harriet Pitman and Lily Kermode orphaned. During 1906, Retta Dixon marries Leonard Long. They run AIM for the rest of their lives and assume the roles of superintendent and matron of the Singleton Aboriginal Girls Home (orphanage).