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.
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.
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
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
Created: 14 February 2011, Last modified: 31 July 2014