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.
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, https://signposts.communities.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
Created: 15 March 2011, Last modified: 27 April 2018