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Organisation Ngangganawili Group Home (1982 - ?)
- Care Provider, Children's Home, Government-run and Stolen Generations
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Ngangganawili Group Home provided emergency and short term placement of children.
[Taken from the Western Australian guide Signposts:]
Sponsoring Agency: Departmental - predessors to the current Department for Child Protection / Ngangganawili Aboriginal Community Inc.
Brief History: Group Homes could developed relatively inexpensively, so they were able to be located within country towns close to the child's home of origin, which was seen to be particularly advantageous. "The involvement and access to parents by these placements is often a major step in the rehabilitation of a family group." (Annual Report of the Department for Community Welfare, June 30th 1979). For notes on a general history of these facilities, see the section on Group Homes at the beginning of Signposts.
Grant-in-Aid 1981 to modify and equip a Group Home. In Wiluna, parents of children were temporarily imprisoned for drunkenness, leaving the children without adequate support. This was one of the factors that led to the establishment of the Ngangganawili Group Home, which was opened in 1982. (Annual Report of the Department for Community Welfare, June 30th 1982).
Case records for young people placed by the Department may be held by the Department for Child Protection.
Additionally, the Department's Aboriginal Index and the guide, 'Looking West', should be consulted for information.
While access to records is restricted to protect the privacy of individuals, people are encouraged to enquire.
- 1982 - ?
- Ngangganawili Group Home provided accommodation at Wiluna. Location: Wiluna
- Western Australia. Department for Community Welfare, Annual Report: Department for Community Welfare, Dept. For Community Welfare, [Perth], 1973-1984. Details
- To Remove and Protect: Aboriginal Lives Under Control [website], 2010, http://www.aiatsis.gov.au/collections/exhibitions/remove/index.html. Details
- Information Services, Department for Community Development, Signposts: A Guide for Children and Young People in Care in WA from 1920, Government of Western Australia, http://www.signposts.communitydevelopment.wa.gov.au/. Details
- State Records Taskforce, Government of Western Australia, Looking West: A Guide to Aboriginal Sources in Western Australia [website], Government of Western Australia, 2004, http://pandora.nla.gov.au/pan/42687/20040616-0000/www.lookingwest.communitydevelopment.wa.gov.au/index.html. Details
Sources used to compile this entry: Information Services, Department for Community Development, Signposts: A Guide for Children and Young People in Care in WA from 1920, Government of Western Australia, http://www.signposts.communitydevelopment.wa.gov.au/.
Prepared by: Anna Trengove and Leanne Howard
Created: 15 March 2011, Last modified: 28 August 2012