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South Australia - Organisation

Kandarik Cottage, Somerton Park (1975 - 1988)

From
1975
To
1988
Categories
Care Provider, Cottage Home and Government-run

Kandarik Cottage at Somerton Park was opened by the government in 1975. It was one of five independent cottages opened at the former site of Seaforth Home. In 1988 Kandarik Cottage was transferred to the Intellectually Disabled Services Council.

Details

Kandarik Cottage at Somerton Park was opened by the Department of Community Welfare on 10 February 1975. It was one of five independent cottages that opened after the closure of the Seaforth Home. These included three new cottages, Kandarik, Tintoo and Morada Cottages. Two cottages formerly at Glandore Boys' Home, Slade Cottage and Reception Cottage, were also relocated to the site of the former Seaforth Home at Somerton Park.

By the late 1980s only two of the five cottages still operated, Kandarik and Slade. At the time the department considered the Somerton Park site 'the least satisfactory physical site owned by the Department for the care of children'. In 1988 Kandarik Cottage was transferred to the Intellectually Disabled Services Council.

Location

1975 - 1988
Location - Kandarik Cottage was situated at Tarlton Street, Somerton Park. Location: Somerton Park

Timeline

 1921 - 1946 Seaforth Convalescent Home
       1946 - 1975 Seaforth Home
             1975 - 1988 Kandarik Cottage, Somerton Park

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Sources used to compile this entry: George, Karen, Finding your own way, Nunkuwarrin Yunti of South Australia Inc., 2005, http://nunku.org.au/resources/; Mullighan, the Hon E.P., Children in State Care Commission of Inquiry: Allegations of sexual abuse and death from criminal conduct, presented to the South Australian Parliament by the Hon. E.P. Mullighan QC, Commisioner, Children in State Care Commission of Enquiry, Adelaide, South Australia, 2008, 564 pp, https://www.childprotection.sa.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0011/107201/children-in-state-care-commission-of-inquiry-introducation.pdf.

Prepared by: Gary George and Karen George