Kewdale House was purpose-built by the Department for Community Welfare in 1976, on two blocks in Fulham Street in Kewdale. Its function was to provide supported accommodation for Aboriginal teenagers, aged over 15, who came to Perth to continue their education. In 1988, the authorities reported (Signposts 2004, p.271) that students in the hostel were 'helped to move on to tertiary courses and independent living situations'.
There are few published admission statistics, but in 1995 a survey (Signposts 2004, p.271) found that: 'there were 10 girls aged 15-18+ years resident at Kewdale House; total admissions during that year had numbered 13; and the length of stay ranged from 3 months to more than 6 months.
Kewdale House remained open in 2010 but had closed by 2011.
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21 October 2022
Cite this: http://www.findandconnect.gov.au/guide/wa/WE00116
First published by the Find & Connect Web Resource Project for the Commonwealth of Australia, 2011