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Organisation Glandore Children's Home (1958 - 1966)
- Care Provider, Children's Home and Government-run
[Taken from the South Australian guide Finding Your Own Way]
Please note that this page reproduces the original language used in the historical sources drawn upon to compile this entry. This language includes offensive and derogatory terms which are today considered unacceptable. We apologise for any offence caused by such language.
Glandore Children's Home, known until 1958 as the Glandore Industrial School, continued the work of the Edwardstown Industrial School accommodating 'neglected and destitute' boys and boys placed under the care of the Children's Welfare and Public Relief Department for truancy and/or 'uncontrollability'. From 1966 the home was known as Glandore Boy's Home.
In 1958, under the terms of the Maintenance Act Amendment Act of that year, the name of Glandore Industrial School was changed to Glandore Children's Home. From 1966 the institution was referred to in Annual Reports as Glandore Boys Home, acknowledging the fact that it was an institution for boys only.
During the early 1970s it was considered important for boys to be quickly moved out of a large institution like Glandore into smaller group situations in foster homes, cottage homes and/or hostels. On 4 February 1973, as a result of the passing of the Community Welfare Act 1972, Glandore Boys Home closed Buildings on the property were converted into a number of smaller cottage homes, including a Therapeutic Cottage Home for twelve boys, a Reception Cottage for nine and a Family Group Home for four residents.
- 1958 - 1966
- Glandore Children's Home situated at Naldera Street, Edwardstown. Location: Edwardstown
Records Managed by
- Morley, Charles, The Glandore Story: from Hulk to Haven, Glandore Community Centre Inc, 1995. Details
- Glandore Industrial Home/Children's Home
- Care Leavers Australia Network (CLAN)
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: 24 February 2011, Last modified: 30 May 2013