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Western Australia - Organisation

Myera House (1973 - 2005?)

Government-run, Home and Hostel
Alternative Names
  • DCW Hostel, Subiaco (also known as)

Myera House, in Subiaco, was established around 1973 as a government-run education hostel for young Aboriginal people going to high school in Perth. Myera closed briefly in the mid-1980s but had re-opened by 1987. By 1994, only seven boys (aged 15 to over 18 years) had been admitted. Myera closed permanently around 2005.


Government reports (Signposts 2004, pp.363-364) give very little information about Myera House. In 1987, it was reported that children returned home to their communities during school holidays. By 1994, only seven boys (aged 15 to over 18 years) had been admitted to Myera.

Myera House closed sometime after 2004.


c. 1973 - 2005?
Address - Myera House located at 17 Kershaw Street, Subiaco. Location: Subiaco



  • Western Australia. Department for Community Services, Annual Report: Department for Community Services, Western Australia, Government of Western Australia, [Perth], 1985-1992. 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

Sources used to compile this entry: Information Services, Department for Community Development, 'pp.364-365', Signposts: A Guide for Children and Young People in Care in WA from 1920, Government of Western Australia, 2004,; 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.4, 99, 449) - 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