Bethel Home Cajuput Street was established in Kununurra in 1967 by Bethel Inc, a non-denominational independent mission society, to provide accommodation for up to 12 primary school aged Aboriginal children (girls and boys) whose parents were not living in the Kununurra township. It had closed by 1986.
Sources used to compile this entry: Shedley, Don and Shedley, Meg, Black and white best together: the Bethel story, Hesperian Press, Carlisle, Western Australia, 2007; 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.137) - 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
Created: 27 June 2014, Last modified: 22 November 2018