Naramarrindi Family Group Home, run by the government, opened in Devonport in about 1983. It provided temporary accommodation to children who were wards of state or supervised in other ways by the Social Welfare Department and its successors. Naramarrindi closed around 2005.
A married woman managed Naramarrindi Family Group Home with the assistance of her husband, who was in paid employment outside the Home. In return, they did not pay rent.
The Home provided accommodation for new wards of the state or children on remand from the courts until the Department found a more permanent placement for them. It also took in children requiring temporary accommodation or in transit between homes. Some children stayed in the home longer if they got on well with the foster parent.
Naramarrindi opened in James Street, Devonport. In 1995, it moved to Pindari Street.
Sources used to compile this entry: Department for Community Welfare: annual report for the year ended 30 June 1984, Department for Community Welfare, Hobart, 1984; Bringing them home: Report of the National Inquiry into the separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from their families, April 1997, https://www.humanrights.gov.au/publications/bringing-them-home-report-1997.
Prepared by: Caroline Evans
Created: 8 December 2011, Last modified: 6 May 2014