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South Australia - Organisation

Waverley Hostel (1972 - 1988)

Catholic, Home and Hostel
Alternative Names
  • Waverley Cottage (Also known as)

Waverley Hostel was established by the Catholic Church in 1972 to provide accommodation for girls who had been living at the St Vincent de Paul Orphanage at Goodwood. It provided board and supervision for up to eight girls until they found employment and were able to live independently. The girls were supervised by members of the order, the Sisters of Mercy. Waverley Hostel was renamed Seanachai in 1988.



1972 - 1988
Address - Waverley Hostel was situated at 23 Gurney Road, Dulwich. Location: Dulwich


 1972 - 1988 Waverley Hostel
       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,; Email from Annie Medley at Sisters of Mercy Archives, 3 June 2013 and Information provided by the Professional Standards Records Service of the Catholic Church, May 2014.

Prepared by: Karen George and Gary George