Glendalough Cottage was a group Home established in 1990 by Centrecare Children's Cottages (later called Djooraminda) to accommodate Aboriginal children in a family-type Home in the Perth metropolitan area. Children and young people aged up to 15 years were admitted, often in sibling groups, either referred by the department responsible for child welfare, or as private admissions.
Glendalough Cottage was established by Centrecare Children's Cottages in 1990, in the Perth suburb of Glendalough. The agency had for some time believed there was a need for children and young people to have a metropolitan accommodation alternative, for children returning from the country cottages (Beverley, Brookton and Northam) and for teenagers from Perth.
Glendalough Cottage admitted 'a mixed population' of Aboriginal children and young people. Glendalough Cottage was run by Djooraminda from August 1992 after the change of name from Centrecare Children's Cottages.
Sources used to compile this entry: Information Services, Department for Community Development, Signposts: A Guide for Children and Young People in Care in WA from 1920, Government of Western Australia, 2004, http://signposts.cpfs.wa.gov.au/pdf/pdf.aspx.
Prepared by: Debra Rosser
Created: 15 March 2011, Last modified: 30 April 2014