Nollamara Cottage began around 1973, at 50 Carcoola Street, Nollamara, possibly on land that had been purchased by the Department of Native Welfare in 1972. Nollamara Cottage was run by a number of Methodist (and, after 1977), Uniting Church agencies under agreement with the Department of Community Welfare. In 1974, after Mogumber closed, the Mogumber Training Centre (MTC) took over from the Methodist Overseas Mission and in 1980 Sister Kate's Child and Family Care Services took over from the MTC.
It is possible that many of the children and young people who were placed at Nollamara Hostel were wards of the State.
According to a report by the Consultative Committee on Residential Child Care (Signposts 2004, p.306), Nollamara (or 'Yokine' as it was sometimes called, after the adjacent suburb) closed in 1985 due to 'lack of demand'. It is possibly at this time that the property was transferred to Aboriginal Hostels Ltd.
31 March 2016
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