Nidlandi Hostel was established in 1972 in Adelaide and initially operated as a private alternative school, which was also known as the South East Corner Group. It became a hostel in 1974, providing accommodation for teenagers aged between 12 and 18. Nidlandi is an Aboriginal word meaning 'stop moving'. From 1977 Nidlandi was licensed by the state government and received financial assistance towards its operation. Nidlandi Hostel closed in 1981.
Sources used to compile this entry: George, Karen, Finding your own way, Nunkuwarrin Yunti of South Australia Inc., 2005, http://nunku.org.au/resources/; Notes created by Karen George during research for Finding Your Own Way, 2004-2005 and GRS 4164 Corporate files, three-tiered numeric series - Community Welfare Department and successor agencies - Administrative file on Little Para House, State Records of South Australia.
Prepared by: Karen George and Gary George
Created: 18 February 2011, Last modified: 3 June 2014