In 2006 Julia Farr Services became part of Disability SA and was renamed Highgate Park. It continued to provide residential care for people with disabilities in 2014. Young people, 15 years and up, are still admitted to Highgate Park. It also included an aged-care facility run by the ACH Group.
In 2006 the Julia Farr Centre became part of Disability SA and was renamed Highgate Park. It continued to provide residential care for people with disabilities from the age of 15 years and up. It also included an aged-care facility run by the ACH Group. While some portions of the Fullarton site remained in operation, others were sold. The former West Wing of the Julia Farr Centre, which was vacated in the early 80s due to asbestos, had remained derelict for many years. It was sold to developers but was not demolished until 2011. In 2013 approximately 100 people with disabilities live at Highgate Park.
The Highgate Park Heritage Room houses a collection of records and memorabilia relating to Highgate Park, the Julia Farr Centre, Julia Farr Services and the Home for Incurables.
Sources used to compile this entry: 'Home for Incurables', in History of Disability in South Australia, Disability Information and Resource Centre Inc, 2007, http://web.archive.org/web/20140213061156/http://history.dircsa.org.au/1800-1899/home-for-incurables/; 'Residents look forward to calling former Julia Farr centre home', news.com.au, 5 October 2012, http://www.news.com.au/finance/real-estate/residents-look-forward-to-calling-former-julia-farr-centre-home/story-fndba8zb-1226489137255; Emails and conversations with the volunteer archivist for the Highgate Park Heritage Room.
Prepared by: Gary George and Karen George
Created: 20 June 2013, Last modified: 24 June 2014