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Western Australia - Organisation

Katanning Group Home (1978 - 1989?)

Baptist, Cottage Home and Home
Alternative Names
  • Marribank Group Home (also known as)
  • Oxley Road Cottage Cottage (also known as)

Katanning Group Home (also known 'Oxley Road' or 'Marribank Group Home') was established in 1978, by the Baptist Union, to accommodate Aboriginal children from Marribank, possibly while they went to school in Katanning. By 1984, it was providing short-term and emergency care for up to six children. It had closed by 1989.



1978 - 1989?
Location - Katanning Group Home was located at Oxley Road, Katanning Cottage. Location: Katanning

Related Glossary Terms

Related Organisations

  • Baptist Union of WA (1896 - )

    The Baptist Union was responsible for the Katanning Group Home, which was managed by Marribank as a Baptist Union facility.



  • Western Australia. Department for Community Services, Annual Report: Department for Community Services, Western Australia, Government of Western Australia, [Perth], 1985-1992. Details

Online Resources

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,

Prepared by: Debra Rosser