The Port Pirie Hostel was opened by the Mentally Retarded Children's Association in 1974 on Balmoral Road in Pot Pirie. It provided accommodation for people with intellectual disabilities who were attending the Port Pirie Workshop. The Workshop provided training and employment for residents. Port Pirie Hostel was one of a number of Hostels established by the MRCA in regional areas of South Australia in the 1970s. The closing date of the Port Pirie Hostel is unknown.
Sources used to compile this entry: Lewis, Ian, Making a difference: sixty years of service to the people of South Australia, 1950-2010, Orana, 2010, http://web.archive.org/web/20150311192731/http://oranaonline.com.au/Portals/0/PDFs/Orana%2060%20Year%20History%20Book_Final.pdf.
Prepared by: Karen George and Gary George
Created: 29 April 2014