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Reception Cottage, Glandore/Somerton Park (1973 - 1979)

From
1973
To
1979
Categories
Cottage Home, Government-run and Home

Reception Cottage was opened by the government in 1973 in one of the buildings of the Glandore Boys' Home. This cottage accommodated 12 boys on a temporary basis. In 1975 Reception Cottage moved to Somerton Park on the site of the former Seaforth Home. The Reception Cottage closed in 1979 and was replaced by the Central Region Admission Unit.

Details

Reception Cottage at 25 Naldera Street, Glandore, was opened by the Department of Community Welfare on 11 February 1973 in one of the buildings of the Glandore Boys' Home. When the Glandore Boys' Home closed down in February 1973, a number of the buildings were renovated and reopened as cottage and family homes. Reception Cottage accommodated twelve boys on a temporary basis.

In 1975 Reception Cottage and Slade Cottage were moved from Glandore to Somerton Park into buildings on the site of the former Seaforth Home. The Reception Cottage and Slade Cottage joined three other cottages at the former Seaforth Home site. These included Tintoo Cottage, Morada Cottage and Kandarik Cottage.

The buildings of the former Reception and Slade Cottages at Naldera Street, Glandore, both became part of a separate unit of McNally Training Centre called the Glandore Unit.

The Reception Cottage at Somerton Park closed on 18 March 1979 and was replaced by the Central Region Admission Unit.

Location

1973 - 1975
Address - Reception Cottage was situated at 25 Naldera Street, Glandore. Location: Glandore
1975 - 1979
Location - Reception Cottage was situated at Somerton Park. Location: Somerton Park

Timeline

 1869 - 1898 Magill Industrial School
       1898 - 1949 Edwardstown Industrial School
             1949 - 1958 Glandore Industrial School
                   1958 - 1966 Glandore Children's Home
                         1966 - 1973 Glandore Boys' Home
                               1973 - 1979 Reception Cottage, Glandore/Somerton Park
                                     1979 - 1980 Central Region Admission Unit
                                           1980 - 1986 Western Region Admission Unit

Related Glossary Terms

Related Organisations

  • Kandarik Cottage, Somerton Park (1975 - 1988)

    Five independent cottages opened on the site of the former Seaforth Home in 1975. These included Tintoo, Kandarik, Morada, Slade and Reception Cottages.

  • McNally Training Centre (1967 - 1979)

    In 1975 the former Reception Cottage and Slade Cottage buildings at Naldera Street, Glandore, both became part of a separate unit of McNally Training Centre called the Glandore Unit.

  • Morada Cottage, Somerton Park (1975 - 1979)

    Five independent cottages opened on the site of the former Seaforth Home in 1975. These included Tintoo, Kandarik, Morada, Slade and Reception Cottages.

  • Naldera Family Home (1975? - 1978)

    Naldera Family Home took over the premises of the Reception Cottage after the Cottage moved to Somerton Park.

  • Seaforth Home (1946 - 1975)

    In 1975 Reception Cottage moved from Glandore into a building on the site of the former Seaforth Home at Somerton Park.

  • Slade Cottage, Glandore/Somerton Park (1973 - 1988)

    In 1975 Slade Cottage and Reception Cottage were moved from Glandore to Somerton Park to become two of five independent cottages opened on the site of the former Seaforth Home. The other three included Tintoo, Kandarik and Morada Cottages.

  • Tintoo Cottage, Somerton Park (1975 - 1979)

    Five independent cottages opened on the site of the former Seaforth Home in 1975. These included Tintoo, Kandarik, Morada, Slade and Reception Cottages.

Publications

Online Resources

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.decd.sa.gov.au/doc/children-state-care-commission-inquiry-report-complete.

Prepared by: Karen George and Gary George