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Organisation Glandore Industrial School (1950 - 1958)
- Care Provider, Children's Home, Government-run and Industrial School
[Taken from the South Australian guide Finding Your Own Way]
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The Glandore Industrial School, named in 1950, continued the work of the Edwardstown Industrial School accommodating 'neglected and destitute' boys and boys placed under the care of the Children's Welfare and Public Relief Department for truancy and/or 'uncontrollability.' In 1958 the name of the home was changed from Industrial School to Glandore Children's Home.
Along with the name change, a tall galvanised iron fence on the southern side of the property was replaced with wire mesh. All barbed wire was removed in an attempt to help the inmates feel less 'shut in'. Boys still followed strict regulations including rules relating to cleanliness and good health. They were rewarded through a points system for keeping themselves and their personal areas tidy. The dormitory with the most points at the end of each week received a monetary prize. Younger boys slept in a separate dormitory, under the supervision of a Dormitory mother and other female staff, while older boys were accommodated in other dormitories according to their age.
Boys were encouraged to be part of the outside community through organised outings. These included participation in sport, church services and other forms of recreation including social evenings and hikes in the hills. Relatives and friends were allowed to visit with permission and some trusted boys were granted a leave of absence for specific approved purposes. Schooling at the home followed the regular school curriculum and subjects were taught by two teachers appointed by the Education Department. As well as regular lessons boys learned woodwork and musical appreciation. Hobbies and craftwork were also encouraged. Boys received pocket money from the Department which they could save or use to buy sweets from a tuck shop on the property.
In 1958, under the terms of the Maintenance Act Amendment Act of that year, the name of the home was changed from Industrial School to Glandore Children's Home.
- 1950 - 1958
- Glandore Industrial School situated at Naldera Street, Edwardstown. Location: Edwardstown
Records Managed by
- Morley, Charles, The Glandore Story: from Hulk to Haven, Glandore Community Centre Inc, 1995. Details
- Glandore Industrial Home/Children's Home
- Care Leavers Australia Network (CLAN)
Sources used to compile this entry: George, Karen, Finding your own way, Nunkuwarrin Yunti of South Australia Inc., 2005, http://www.salinkup.com.au/content.php?page_id=4.
Prepared by: Melissa Downing
Created: 9 February 2011, Last modified: 7 June 2012