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Rose Cottage (1983 - 1993)

Anglican, Cottage Home, Home, Protestant and Temporary Care

Rose Cottage was opened by the Anglican Church of Australia in Prospect in 1983. It offered temporary, respite and emergency accommodation for up to 12 months for children deemed to have behavioural problems up to the age of 12. Rose Cottage closed in 1993 and some of its therapeutic programs moved to Farr Cottage, Nailsworth.


Rose Cottage was opened by the Anglican Church of Australia in Rose Street, Prospect on 19 September 1983. From 1988 it was funded by the Department of Family and Community Services, Anglican Child Care Services and the Department of Social Security. It was an older style Cottage with five bedrooms and two bathrooms.

Rose Cottage offered respite, emergency and temporary accommodation for children up to the age of 12 who were deemed to have behavioural dysfunctions. Children could stay at Rose Cottage for up to 12 months.

The Cottage was also involved in a therapeutic program for children who had been assessed as not being suitable for foster care placements. The program aimed to work with these children and their families towards their reunification.

Rose Cottage was licensed to accommodate six children at a time. On average it accommodated four. Children were placed at the Cottage by the Department.

Rose Cottage closed in 1993. The therapeutic program was moved to Farr Cottage at Nailsworth.


1983 - 1993
Location - Rose Cottage was situated at Rose Street, Prospect. Location: Prospect

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Sources used to compile this entry: George, Karen, Finding your own way, Nunkuwarrin Yunti of South Australia Inc., 2005,; 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,; Email from Robyn Radford, Archivist at Anglican Archives, with information from Anglican Child Care Services Annual Reports 1982-1995 received 1 May 2014.

Prepared by: Gary George and Karen George