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Organisation Stuart House Boys Hostel (1964 - 1995)
- Care Provider, Government-run and Hostel
[Taken from the South Australian guide Finding Your Own Way]
Stuart House Boys Hostel was bought by the Children's Welfare and Public Relief Department in 1963 as a home for older school boys under the care of the Department. It was named after explorer John McDouall Stuart who departed on an expedition from nearby the site in 1861.
The first boys took up residence on 3 February 1964. The maximum number of boys accommodated in the first years was twenty three, with the average being fourteen.
As at Kumanka Hostel, boys attended local primary or high school and with permission took part in sport and other activities in the community. Boys' progress at school was monitored and they were assisted with homework. Facilities for hobbies and other recreational activities were provided at the home. Church attendance was encouraged and arranged by home staff. The boys received pocket money from the Department each week. The first Superintendent and Matron were Mr and Mrs H W Dyson.
- 1964 - 1995
- Stuart House Boys Hostel situated at 52 Hill Street, North Adelaide. Location: North Adelaide
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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: 1 August 2012