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Organisation Davenport House (1964 - 1977)
- Care Provider, Government-run and Hostel
[Taken from the South Australian guide Finding Your Own Way]
Davenport House was established in 1964 for older schoolgirls under the care of the Children's Welfare and Public Relief Department. It was named for Lady Davenport, a member of the first State Children's Council.
The building was purchased by the Department in 1964, but due to a delay in completion of required renovations, only eight girls were initially allowed to reside there. Once building was complete, eighteen girls could be accommodated. As at Allambi hostel girls attended various local primary and high schools. With the permission of the matron they were allowed to take up outside activities such as sport. Church attendance was arranged and girls' homework was supervised. The Department provided girls with a small amount of pocket money. The first superintendent of the home was Miss E M Dobbin. Davenport House closed on 18 May 1977.
- 1964 - 1977
- Davenport House situated at Eva Street, Millswood. Location: Millswood
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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: 11 February 2011, Last modified: 7 June 2012