Nindee, meaning 'educated', was the first of a small number of hostels for Aboriginal young people opened during 1971. Luprina Hostel was another of these hostels that were financed by the Commonwealth Government to provide accommodation for Aboriginal children working or studying in the city and/or suburbs.
Nindee Hostel in Beulah Park was specifically used as accommodation for secondary school boys and girls from remote areas. Children attended high schools in the Norwood area. The hostel was run with the assistance of an Advisory Committee which included Aboriginal representatives.
With the establishment of the Department for Community Welfare in 1972 responsibility for Nindee was transferred to the new separate Department of Aboriginal Affairs.
In 2018, Nindee Hostel continued to operate as short-term accommodation in Adelaide for Indigenous people who were living away from home to access services or economic opportunity, and was run by Aboriginal Hostels Limited.
06 May 2022
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