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Seanachai Cottage Home (1988 - 1997)

Catholic, Cottage Home and Home

Seanachai House was the new name for the Waverley Hostel from 1988. Run by the Catholic Church Seanachai initially provided short term transitional accommodation for young people who had left school and were finding employment. In June 1989 Yoorana, a therapeutic cottage in Westbourne Park, moved to the Dulwich site. At this time Seanachai retained its name but changed its purpose and became a therapeutic cottage for children who required more specialised care. Seanachai closed in December 1997.



1988 - 1997
Address - Seanachai Cottage Home was situated at 23 Guerney Road, Dulwich. Location: Dulwich


 1866 - 1975 St Vincent de Paul Orphanage
       1972 - 1988 Waverley Hostel
       1975 - 1989 Yoorana Cottage
             1988 - 1997 Seanachai Cottage Home

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Sources used to compile this entry: George, Karen, Finding your own way, Nunkuwarrin Yunti of South Australia Inc., 2005,; Information provided by Professional Standards Records Service of the Catholic Church, May 2014.

Prepared by: Karen George and Gary George