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Aboriginal Education and Employment Hostels (1950 - )

  • Country School and Working Children's Hostels

    Country School and Working Children's Hostels, 1979, courtesy of Department for Child Protection and Family Support, Department for Community Welfare, Western Australia , Annual Report 1979, p.61.
    Details

From
1950
Categories
Type of 'care'
Alternative Names
  • Aboriginal Education Hostels (also known as)
  • Aboriginal Hostels (also known as)
  • Accommodation Centre (also known as, 1950 - ?)
  • Country Hostel Services (also known as, 1988 - ?)
  • Country School and Working Children's Hostels (also known as, 1979 - )
  • Education and Employment Hostels (also known as, 1974 - ?)
  • Educational Hostels (also known as, 1981 - ?)
  • Metropolitan Student Hostels (also known as, 1990s - ?)
  • Student Hostel (also known as, 1976 - )

Aboriginal Education and Employment Hostels were operated by the Western Australian Department of Native Welfare from 1950 to 1972, and then came under the administration of the Department for Community Welfare and its successors. They were set up to provide accommodation for young Indigenous people who needed to come to the metropolitan area, or large regional towns, for study or work. Almost all these hostels were run by independent agencies under agreements with state government departments. From 1968 they focused on young people who received Aboriginal Secondary Education Grants or Aboriginal Study Grants or who were employed under the Training Scheme for Aborigines. By 1995, the Aboriginal Education and Employment Hostel program had become a metropolitan student hostel program for Indigenous students attending Years 11 or 12, TAFE, University or colleges such as Clontarf in Perth.

Related Glossary Terms

Related Organisations

Publications

Reports

  • Department for Community Development, From Crisis to Prevention: The Community Services Industry Study, Government of Western Australia, Perth, 1994. Details
  • Department for Community Services, Western Australia, Submission of the Department for Community Services to the Residential Planning Review Taskforce, 31 March 1987. Details
  • 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

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

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

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

Nindeebai, cooking
Title
Nindeebai, cooking
Type
Image
Date
1974
Source
Department for Child Protection and Family Support, Department for Community Welfare, Western Australia , Annual Report 1974, p.18

Details

Nindeebai, studying
Title
Nindeebai, studying
Type
Image
Date
1974
Source
Department for Child Protection and Family Support, Department for Community Welfare, Western Australia , Annual Report 1974, p.18

Details

Kyarra Hostel, swimming
Title
Kyarra Hostel, swimming
Type
Image
Date
1978
Source
Department for Child Protection and Family Support, Department for Community Welfare, Western Australia , Annual Report 1978, p.38

Details

Country School and Working Children's Hostels
Title
Country School and Working Children's Hostels
Type
Document
Date
1979
Source
Department for Child Protection and Family Support, Department for Community Welfare, Western Australia , Annual Report 1979, p.61

Details

Hostel camp
Title
Hostel camp
Type
Image
Date
1980
Source
Department for Child Protection and Family Support, Department for Community Welfare, Western Australia , Annual Report 1979-80, p.46

Details

Aboriginal Education and Employment Hostels: Information to supplement the glossary term on the Find & Connect web resource
Title
Aboriginal Education and Employment Hostels: Information to supplement the glossary term on the Find & Connect web resource
Type
Document
Date
2012
Source
Dr Debra Rosser

Details

Sources used to compile this entry: Department for Community Development, From Crisis to Prevention: The Community Services Industry Study, Government of Western Australia, Perth, 1994; Department for Community Services, Western Australia, Submission of the Department for Community Services to the Residential Planning Review Taskforce, 31 March 1987; 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; Western Australia. Department for Community Services, Annual Report: Department for Community Services, Western Australia, Government of Western Australia, [Perth], 1985-1992; Western Australia. Department for Community Welfare, Annual Report: Department for Community Welfare, Dept. For Community Welfare, [Perth], 1973-1984, http://catalogue.slwa.wa.gov.au/record=b1410539~S7; Wilson, Katrin and Michael V. Robinson., Aboriginal Hostels in Perth : A Comparative Survey, Department of Native Welfare, [Perth, W.A.], 1971; 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.266) - 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