Fuller Street Cottage was one of the Cottage Homes that were established at Kennion House at Walkerville in the mid to late 1970s. The others included Garden Cottage and Smith Street Cottage. Each functioned as a separate group home. Run by the Anglican Church the Fuller Street Cottage was previously the house of the deputy superintendent of Kennion House. In 1982 it was renamed Farr Cottage.
During the 1970s and 1980s the government encouraged non-government care providers to move away from large institutions and develop smaller group residential care for children in need. After the passing of the Community Welfare Act in 1972, non-government agencies were required to sign agreements with the government and to adhere to standards of residential care.
In the mid to late 1970s Kennion House at Walkerville began to restructure its operation and created a number of smaller Cottage Homes from its original buildings. Fuller Street Cottage had been the house of the deputy superintendent at Kennion House. The annex became Garden Cottage and the original superintendent's house became Smith Street Cottage.
In 1982 Fuller Street Cottage was renamed Farr Cottage.
1976? - 1982 Fuller Street Cottage
1982 - 1996? Farr Cottage
Sources used to compile this entry: Bleby, Elizabeth, Kennion House: A hundred years of children, Anglican Child Care Services, Prospect, 1986; 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: Gary George and Karen George
Created: 10 September 2013, Last modified: 28 November 2014