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Organisation Stirling Cottage, St Peters (1962 - 1979)
- Care Provider, Cottage Home and Government-run
[Taken from the South Australian guide Finding Your Own Way]
Stirling, the Departments second cottage home, was opened on 31 January 1962. It was named after Sir Edward Stirling who was the first President of the State Children's Council, and his daughter who was the last. It accommodated ten children under the care of a cottage mother. The first appointed was Miss M Smith. One full-time and one part-time assistant joined her. Stirling operated under the same system as the first cottage home, Merrilama. Children were often transferred from larger institutions into cottages where they were cared for in a 'family-like atmosphere'. Stirling cottage closed on 19 February 1979.
- 1962 - 1979
- Stirling Cottage is situated at 56 Second Avenue, St Peters. Location: St Peters
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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: 14 February 2011, Last modified: 7 June 2012