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Organisation Luprina Hostel (1971 - )
- Care Provider, Government-run and Hostel
[Taken from the South Australian guide Finding Your Own Way]
Luprina, meaning 'place of rest', was one of three hostels for Aboriginal children opened in 1971. Financed by the Commonwealth Government, these hostels provided accommodation for young people who were working or studying in the City.
Luprina was officially opened on 3 May 1971 and was purpose built at Dudley Park because of the employment opportunities for women in that area. Girls and women from the age of sixteen to thirty were accommodated there. Before placing a girl at Luprina, the Department assessed each resident's employment prospects. An Advisory Hostel Committee assisted with placement. Two representatives of the Aboriginal Women's Council were appointed to this Committee. Control of Luprina Hostel was transferred to the Department of Aboriginal Affairs on 31 December 1974.
- Luprina Hostel situated at 2 Clement Street, Dudley Park. Location: Dudley Park
Records Managed by
- Luprina Hostel
- Aboriginal Hostels Limited
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: 11 February 2013