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Western Australia - Organisation

Cooinda (1966 - )

  • Cooinda

    Cooinda, 1966, courtesy of Uniting Church Archives, Western Australia..
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From
1966
Categories
Government-run, Home, Hostel, Methodist and Uniting Church
Alternative Names
  • Cooinda Education and Employment Hostel (also known as)
  • Cooinda Hostel (also known as)
  • Cooinda House (also known as)

Cooinda, in Mt Lawley, was established in 1966 by Methodist Homes for Children at the request of the Department of Native Welfare to accommodate Aboriginal schoolgirls attending high school in Perth. After 1977 it was run by the agencies of the Uniting Church and in 1987 it was transferred to the Department for Community Services. Cooinda remained a departmental facility for Aboriginal student accommodation in 2014.

Details

In government records, Cooinda is named and spelled various ways including Cooindra, Coowinda and Coowindra.

Events

1966 -
Location - Cooinda House was located on Queens Crescent, Mount Lawley. Location: Mount Lawley

Publications

Journals

  • Uniting Church in Australia (WA Synod), Department of Media (ed.), Western Impact, 1977-2007. Details

Reports

  • Western Australia. Department of Native Welfare, Annual Report: Department of Native Welfare, Dept. Of Native Welfare,, Perth [W.A.], 1955-1972. Details
  • Wilson, Katrin and Michael V. Robinson., Aboriginal Hostels in Perth : A Comparative Survey, Department of Native Welfare, [Perth, W.A.], 1971. Details

Online Resources

Photos

The 'Homes' Herald 1965 [Methodist Homes for Children]
Title
The 'Homes' Herald 1965 [Methodist Homes for Children]
Type
Document
Date
December 1965
Source
Uniting Church (Synod of Western Australia) Archives
Note
Plans for a new girls’ hostel that eventually became ‘Cooinda’ were related in the December 1965 edition of The ‘Homes’ Herald.

Details

Cooinda
Title
Cooinda
Type
Image
Date
1966
Source
Uniting Church Archives, Western Australia.

Details

The 'Homes' Herald, 1966 [Methodist Homes for Children]
Title
The 'Homes' Herald, 1966 [Methodist Homes for Children]
Type
Document
Date
December 1966
Source
Uniting Church (Synod of Western Australia) Archives
Note
The December 1966 edition of The ‘Homes’ Herald gave details about the new girls’ hostel in Mt Lawley that eventually became known as ‘Cooinda’.

Details

The 'Homes' Herald, 1970 [Methodist Homes for Children]
Title
The 'Homes' Herald, 1970 [Methodist Homes for Children]
Type
Document
Date
December 1970
Source
Uniting Church (Synod of Western Australia) Archives

Details

The 'Homes' Herald, 1974 [Methodist Homes for Children]
Title
The 'Homes' Herald, 1974 [Methodist Homes for Children]
Type
Document
Date
December 1974
Source
Uniting Church (Synod of Western Australia) Archives

Details

The 'Homes' Herald, 1978 [Methodist Homes for Children]
Title
The 'Homes' Herald, 1978 [Methodist Homes for Children]
Type
Document
Date
December 1978
Source
Uniting Church (Synod of Western Australia) Archives

Details

Sources used to compile this entry: The 'Homes' Herald, 1974 [Methodist Homes for Children] [Document], Date: December 1974; 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 Jo Clarkson, Department for Child Protection and Family Support 2014-07-16, WE00063 DCPFS re Cooinda.pdf; State Records Office of Western Australia, Wards - Director's Approval to Transfer from one Institution to Another and Amend Training, Reference Code AU WA S1099- cons2607 A0191 V4 (p.74, 271, 277, 284) - page numbers refer to PDF page number in digital file held by the Department of Communities (Child Protection and Family Support) in 2017.

Prepared by: Debra Rosser