The Pallottine Mission, Tardun was a residential mission school run by the Society of the Catholic Apostolates (Pallottines). It was officially opened in September 1948 but it may have been operating from the start of the 1948 school year. There were separate dormitories for boys and girls. Pallottine Fathers and Brothers looked after the boys' dormitory. The girls' dormitory was run by the Presentation Sisters from 1948 to February 1949, when the Dominican Sisters took over; then the Schoenstatt Sisters from 1951 to 1960. From 1960, the girls' dormitory was staffed by 'lay missionaries'.
Until 1968 there were around 100 children living at the mission. From this time series of 'houses' were built for different groups (for example, the Ag School Boys' House, with its own dining room and workshops; Little Girls' House; and Little Boys' House). In that year, 15 children went from the mission to the Morawa Junior High School.
Around 1968, the Pallottine Mission, Tardun was renamed 'Wandalgu Hostel'.
21 April 2016
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