Tambling House Family Home was opened in Darwin by the Community Welfare Section of the Northern Territory Administration in 1976. It replaced the original Tambling House which had closed in 1975.
While Tambling House had provided dormitory style residential care, the newTambling House Family Home accommodated a smaller number of children in a family style setting. Both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal were placed in the Home and in some cases family groups were kept together. Children in the Home were under the supervision of cottage parents who received rent-free accommodation and were paid a subsidy for each child under their care as well as a supervisory allowance.
Tambling House Family Home often took in children who were regarded as 'not suitable' for foster care or adoption.
Tambling House Family Home closed in 1978 and the building became the Darwin Youth Refuge.
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07 February 2019
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