Irrabeena began in 1961 as the Slow Learning Children's Group's diagnostic and assessment centre in Perth. In 1964, Irrabeena became part of the Mental Health Services. Children were assessed at Irrabeena before placement.
Sources used to compile this entry: Gillgren, Christina, 'Once a Defective, always a Defective: Public Sector Residential Care 1900-1965', in Errol Cocks (ed.), Under blue skies : the social construction of intellectual disability in Western Australia, Centre for Disability Research and Development, Faculty of Health and Human Sciences, Edith Cowan University, Perth, 1996, pp. 53-91. p.77.; State Records of WA, Item A0227 V1 - Institution - Departments - Longmore Remand Home - Establishment (p.224).
Prepared by: Debra Rosser
Created: 30 April 2013, Last modified: 27 September 2018