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Western Australia - Organisation

Condingup Hostel (1967? - 1976)

From
1967?
To
1976
Categories
Home, Hostel and Protestant
Alternative Names
  • Condingup Working Boys' Hostel (also known as)

Condingup Hostel, near Esperance, was established by the Australian Aborigines Evangelical Mission (AAEM) around 1967 to accommodate Aboriginal boys working on nearby farms. Some of these boys had been at Wongutha Mission. From January 1975, the Churches of Christ Federal Aborigines Mission Board (Inc.) (CCFAMB) ran the Condingup Hostel to provide training and support for seven young men (aged 16 to 21 years) from the Norseman Mission. Boys were taken to and picked up from their workplace during this time. Condingup closed in February 1976. It is possible that some young men went to live at the AAEM Hostel in Esperance when Condingup closed.

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Events

1967? - 1976?
Location - Condingup Hostel was located at Lots 50-51 in the township of Condingup, 69 kilometres from Esperance. Location: Condingup

Related Organisations

  • Australian Aboriginal Evangelical Mission Hostel (1966 - 1980?)

    Young men from the Australian Aboriginal Evangelical Mission Hostel and the Condingup Hostel socialised regularly in Esperance while Condingup was managed by the Churches of Churches of Christ Federal Aborigines Mission Board (Inc.), and it is possible that some Condingup residents went to live at the AAEM Hostel in Esperance when Condingup closed.

    Date: 1975 - 1976

  • Fairhaven Hostel (1965 - 1987)

    Young people from the Condingup Hostel and Fairhaven Hostel regularly socialised in Esperance, as part of the Church of Christ community in that town.

    Date: 1976

  • Norseman Mission (1935 - 1985)

    Condingup Hostel accommodated some boys after they left Norseman Mission to gain work skills in the Esperance area.

    Date: 1974 - 1976

  • Wongutha Mission Training Farm (1954 - 1993)

    Condingup Hostel accommodated some boys from Wongutha Mission Training Farm when they went out to work in the Esperance area.

Publications

Online Resources

Photos

Churches of Christ 'Fairhaven' Hostel, Esperance'
Title
Churches of Christ 'Fairhaven' Hostel, Esperance'
Type
Document
Date
17 April 2014
Source
Deslee Moyle

Details

Condingup Hostel for Working Young Men, Esperance
Title
Condingup Hostel for Working Young Men, Esperance
Type
Document
Date
17 April 2014
Source
Deslee Moyle

Details

Sources used to compile this entry: Condingup Hostel for Working Young Men, Esperance [Document], Date: 17 April 2014; Information Services, Department for Community Development, Signposts: A Guide for Children and Young People in Care in WA from 1920, Government of Western Australia, 2004, http://signposts.cpfs.wa.gov.au/pdf/pdf.aspx; Email from Deslee Moyle on 17 April 2014 regarding the relationship between Condingup and the AAEM Hostel, Esperance and Interview conducted by Debra Rosser with Avon and Deslee Moyle, Duncraig, on 15 April 2014 regarding Condingup. 'Leases crown grant in trust reserve 28977 Condingup Lot 50 51 for Aboriginal hostels Aust Aborigines Evangelical Mission Shire of Esperance CG25' (1967-1982), State Records Office of Western Australia, AU WA S211- cons6243 1967-00852-01RO, accessed via State Records Office of WA website on 1 September 2015.

Prepared by: Debra Rosser