Roberts Cottage was a cottage style Home that was part of the Methodist Church run Children's Home at penfolds Road, Magill, known as Lentara. Roberts Cottage was used as accommodation for young children and was sometimes also known as the 'Toddlers Home'. It opened in 1964 replacing the building known as Roberts Home which was badly damaged in the 1954 Adelaide earthquake. The original building was demolished and this new Cottage was built ten years later on the same site.
Although Lentara ceased to operate in 1977, with much of its property at Magill being subdivided and sold, two cottage homes continued to operate. These included Minnie Maughan Cottage and Roberts Cottage. Roberts Cottage did not close until the mid-1980s. It was the last of Lentara's cottage homes Homes at Magill site to close.
The collection of records relating to Lentara held by Uniting Communities covers the date range 1905 to the 1980s. The records relate to Lentara from 1905 when it was known as the Methodist Children's Home(s) up until its decentralisation into a series of Cottage Homes in the 1970s-80s.
Contact the General Manager of Services, Uniting Communities:
GPO Box 2534, Adelaide SA 5001
Telephone: (08) 8202 5111 Fax: (08) 8211 8041
Location: 10 Pitt Street, Adelaide SA
Fees: No access charges.
26 June 2014
Cite this: http://www.findandconnect.gov.au/guide/sa/SE00247
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