Kanangra Hostel opened in Mount Stuart in 1975. It was in the same building as the former Kanangra Receiving Home. Kanangra provided accommodation in Hobart to six older boys who had paid employment. It closed around 1985.
Kanangra Hostel was in the same building as the former Kanangra Receiving Home.
The Hostel was run by a married couple who lived there rent free. The boys paid them board out of their wages. The Department supplemented the payments if necessary.
In 1982, there was a fire at Kanangra.
Sources used to compile this entry: Department of Social Welfare: report for the year ended 30 June 1977, Department of Social Welfare, Hobart, 1977; Ombudsman Tasmania, Review of claims of abuse from adults in state care as children - Final Report - Phase 2, June 2006. Also available at https://stors.tas.gov.au/au-7-0057-00034.
Prepared by: Caroline Evans
Created: 21 November 2011, Last modified: 23 October 2018