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Organisation Aboriginal Women's Home, North Adelaide (1926 - 1970s)
- Care Provider and Non-denominational
- Alternative Names
- Boarding Home for Aboriginal Women (Also known as)
[Taken from the South Australian guide Finding Your Own Way]
Aboriginal Women's Home, North Adelaide was established in June 1926 as a boarding home for Aboriginal women and children.
The property was owned by the Adelaide Central Mission which initially proposed the establishment of the home. However, the home was also subsidised by the government. The Aborigines Friends Association was represented on the Advisory Board of the home. The initial purpose of the home was to provide accommodation for Aboriginal women and their families who were visiting Adelaide for medical treatment. Most came to the home from the far north and west. The home also provided shelter for local Aboriginal people in emergency situations. A full-time matron was employed as well as other domestic staff. The home was still operating in the early 1970s when it came under the control of the Department for Community Welfare. At that time up to twenty-two women and children and seven babies could stay in the home at one time.
- 1926 - 1970s
- Aboriginal Women's Home situated at Sussex 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: 16 February 2011, Last modified: 7 June 2012