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Toorak Gardens Boys' Hostel (1967 - 1972)

Home, Hostel, Non-denominational and Protestant

The Toorak Gardens Boys' Hostel opened in 1967 at Toorak Gardens. Run by the same independent Board of Management as the Morialta Protestant Children's Home, it provided accommodation for boys who had left the Children's Home and were studying or working. The Hostel, along with the Children's Home was renamed Morialta Children's Homes Incorporated in 1972.


In the mid-1960s, recognising the difficulties some boys were having in finding accommodation after leaving the Morialta Children's Home, the Home's Board of Management decided to establish a Hostel. The Toorak Gardens Hostel opened in 1967 and it provided accommodation for older boys who were working or studying.

In 1972 the Hostel was renamed, along with the Children's Home, as the Morialta Children's Homes Incorporated. Both institutions operated under this name until 1974.


1967 - 1972
Location - Toorak Gardens Boys' Hostel was situated at Bolingbroke Grove, Toorak Gardens. Location: Toorak Gardens


 1967 - 1972 Toorak Gardens Boys' Hostel
       1972 - 1974 Morialta Children's Homes Incorporated

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  • Scottney-Turbill, Peter, Morialta: Fire in the Mist, Adelaide, 1994. Details

Online Resources

Sources used to compile this entry: George, Karen, Finding your own way, Nunkuwarrin Yunti of South Australia Inc., 2005,; Scottney-Turbill, Peter, Morialta: Fire in the Mist, Adelaide, 1994.

Prepared by: Karen George and Gary George