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Organisation Strelley Station (c. 1980 - )
- c. 1980
- Care Provider, Farm School, Non-denominational, Stolen Generations and Youth Training Centre
- Alternative Names
- Strelley Community (also known as)
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.
Taken from the Western Australian guide Signposts:]
Strelley Station is known to have had a role in the placement of young people during the 1980s but its placement history outside of those years has not been established.
[Taken from the Western Australian guide Signposts:]
Strelley was one of a number of Indigenous communities that provided alternative placement opportunities for young Indigenous people: "An encouraging development is the placement opportunity offered by Aboriginal run pastoral enterprises, to Aboriginal youth who are offenders. Placement with these communities offers care, supervision, training and employment in a relevant cultural setting where the vocational skills learned and the lifestyle is appropriate and attractive to youths and girls from the town where they face a more uncertain future…[The] Department has provided some funds to improve buildings to provide better facilities for…children referred there by Departmental Field Officers." (Annual Report of the Department for Community Welfare, June 30th 1981).
"The assistance of the Aboriginal communities at Strelley and Yandeyarra has been sought on a number of occasions when placements for Aboriginal children have been needed." (Annual Report of the Department for Community Welfare, June 30th 1982).
"The past year has seen a greater liaison with the Aboriginal communities of Strelley and Yandeyarra and the continuing placement of children within these communities. Relatives or the community are taking more responsibility for wards of the Department and proportionally the Aboriginal Legal Service is making applications for the release of children from Departmental Care (wards)." (Annual Report of the Department for Community Welfare, June 30th 1983).
Departmental records for children placed by the Department of Community Welfare or the Department of Native Welfare may exist. Additionally, the Department for Child Protection's Aboriginal Index and the guide, 'Looking West', should be consulted for information.
According to the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies website www.aiatsis.gov.au , the State Records Office in Western Australia 'holds extensive records relating to stations.'
While access to records is restricted to protect the privacy of individuals, people are encouraged to enquire.
Freedom of Information
Department for Child Protection
PO Box 6334, East Perth WA 6892
Phone: (08) 6217 6388 or (08) 6217 6381
Fax: (08) 9222 2776
Free call in WA: 1800 000 277
For general information relating to stations and missions:
State Records Office, Alexander Library Building
James St West Entrance
Perth WA 6000.
Search Centre: Ground Floor
Phone: (08) 9427 3600
Fax: (08) 9427 3368
- c. 1980 - ?
- Strelley Station is located in the Pilbara. Location: Strelley
- 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
- Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies [website], http://aiatsis.gov.au/. 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