Waverley Hostel was established by the Catholic Church in 1972 to provide accommodation for girls who had been living at the St Vincent de Paul Orphanage at Goodwood. It provided board and supervision for up to eight girls until they found employment and were able to live independently. The girls were supervised by members of the order, the Sisters of Mercy. Waverley Hostel was renamed Seanachai in 1988.
1972 - 1988 Waverley Hostel
1988 - 1997 Seanachai Cottage Home
Sources used to compile this entry: George, Karen, Finding your own way, Nunkuwarrin Yunti of South Australia Inc., 2005, http://nunku.org.au/resources/; Email from Annie Medley at Sisters of Mercy Archives, 3 June 2013 and Information provided by the Professional Standards Records Service of the Catholic Church, May 2014.
Prepared by: Karen George and Gary George
Created: 17 February 2011, Last modified: 26 June 2014