Kirinari Hostel was established in 1967 to provide accommodation for secondary students who are living in Sydney. It was established by the Aboriginal Children's Advancement Society, with Aboriginal Hostels Ltd taking over the running of the hostel in 1976. A second site was later opened in Newcastle, around 1971.
Kirinari Hostel was mentioned in a 1979 Commonwealth Government report called Why are they in children's homes: report of the ACOSS children's home intake survey.
According to research done by the staff of the Northern Territory Department of Health, it was a place where children from the Northern Territory were sent.
Sources used to compile this entry: 'Opening of Kirinari Aboriginal Students' Hostel', Tribune, 12 July 1967, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article237362132; 'Big plans for the 'place of learning'', The Australian Women's Weekly, 19 February 1969, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article43460364; Aboriginal Hostels Ltd, AHL Origin, Canberra, 2012, http://www.ahl.gov.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=14&Itemid=18; Hanson, Dallas, Why are they in children's homes: report of the ACOSS children's home intake survey, Australian Department of Social Services: Australian Council of Social Services, Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, 1979, 83 pp; Communication from Find & Connect South Australian team about research by staff of the Northern Territory Department of Health into institutions where children from the Northern Territory were sent, dated 10 April 2012.
Prepared by: Naomi Parry
Created: 10 May 2013, Last modified: 1 February 2019