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South Australia - Organisation

The Salvation Army Girls' Home, Fullarton (1945 - 1969?)

  • Fullarton

    Fullarton, c. 1913, courtesy of State Library of South Australia.
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From
1945
To
1969?
Categories
Government-run, Home, Reformatory and Salvation Army
Alternative Names
  • Fullarton Girls' Home (Also known as)
  • The Haven (Also known as)

The Salvation Army Girls' Home, Fullarton, was the new name given to the Girls' Probationary School in 1945 when the government ceased control of the School. It initially only accommodated girls placed privately. At different times Aboriginal girls were also accommodated at the Home. In 1950 the Home once again came under government supervision. In 1969 the Salvation Army Girls' Home began to also admit younger boys and was renamed the Fullarton Children's Home.

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The Salvation Army Girls' Home at 39 Florence Street, Fullarton, was previously known as the Girls' Probationary School. Its name was changed by the Salvation Army in 1945 when the Children's Welfare and Public Relief Board ceased control of the School and removed it from the gazetted list of government approved private institutions. It continued to also be known as The Haven.

For a number of years the Salvation Army Girls' Home only accommodated girls placed privately. Aboriginal girls were also accommodated at the Home at different times throughout its existence.

In 1950 the Home once again came under government supervision when amendments were made to the Maintenance Act 1926-37 requiring all institutions that accommodated children under the age of seven to be regularly inspected. In 1965, the new Social Welfare Act came into effect which required the matron of the Home to apply to the government for a licence to run a children's home.

In 1969 the Salvation Army Girls' Home began to admit younger boys and was renamed the Fullarton Children's Home.

The Children in State Care Commission of Inquiry heard allegations of sexual abuse against children living at the Salvation Army Girls' Home, Fullarton.

Location

1945 - 1969
Address - The Salvation Army Girls Home was situated at 39 Florence Street, Fullarton. Location: Fullarton

Timeline

 1901 - 1945 Girls' Probationary School
       1945 - 1969? The Salvation Army Girls' Home, Fullarton
             1969 - 1986 Fullarton Children's Home

Run By

  • The Salvation Army (1829 - )

    The Salvation Army Girls' Home, Fullarton was run by the Salvation Army under the control of the State Children's Council, the Children's Welfare and Public Relief Board and its successors.

Related Archival Series

Related Glossary Terms

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Publications

Books

  • Kirkham, Lt-Col John C, Southern Soup-Soap-Salvation, a compendium of Salvation Army Social Services in the Australian Southern Territory, The Salvation Army Australia Southern Territory Territorial Archives and Museum, 2003. Details
  • Steer, Hedley, Social Salvation, Early development of the Social Wing of The Salvation Army, The Salvation Army, Adelaide. Details

Journals

  • War Cry: The Salvation Army Magazine, The Salvation Army Magazine 'War Cry' contains many articles relating to Children's Homes and other institutions run by the Salvation Army., The Salvation Army Australia, 1883 -. Details

Online Resources

Photos

Fullarton
Title
Fullarton
Type
Image
Date
c. 1913
Source
State Library of South Australia

Details

Salvation Army Girls' Home, Fullarton
Title
Salvation Army Girls' Home, Fullarton
Type
Image
Date
1930? - 1950?
Source
Salvation Army Southern Territorial Archives

Details

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