Fullarton Cottage at Myrtle Bank, was established by the Department of Social Welfare and Aboriginal Affairs in 1970. It accommodated up to six children between the ages of 7 and 16. In 1979 the cottage became known as the Youth Therapy Unit.
Fullarton Cottage at Myrtle Bank was opened in 1970 by the Department of Social Welfare and Aboriginal Affairs. It could house up to six children aged between 7 and 16. Day-to-day care was provided by a housemother and an assistant. In the Report from the Children In State Care Inquiry 2004-2008, former residents stated that boys slept on the cottage's upper level and girls on the lower level.
In 1979 the cottage became known as the Youth Therapy Unit.
Sources used to compile this entry: George, Karen, Finding your own way, Nunkuwarrin Yunti of South Australia Inc., 2005, http://nunku.org.au/resources/; Mullighan, the Hon E.P., Children in State Care Commission of Inquiry: Allegations of sexual abuse and death from criminal conduct, presented to the South Australian Parliament by the Hon. E.P. Mullighan QC, Commisioner, Children in State Care Commission of Enquiry, Adelaide, South Australia, 2008, 564 pp, https://www.childprotection.sa.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0011/107201/children-in-state-care-commission-of-inquiry-introducation.pdf.
Prepared by: Karen George and Gary George
Created: 11 February 2011, Last modified: 13 February 2014