Provider: South Australian Government
Year Opened: 1964
Year Closed: 1977
Served as a Hostel for older school girls and initially could only house 8 girls, but once the building was completed, 18 girls could be accommodated.
From Finding You Own Way Home – A Guide to Records of Children’s Homes in South Australia:
The Hostel for older school girls under the care of the Department was name for Lady Davenport, a member of the first State Children’s Council. The building was purchased by the Department in 1964, but due to a delay in completion of required renovations, only eight girls were initially allowed to reside there. Once building was completed, eighteen girls could be accommodated. As at Allambi Hostel, girls attended various local primary and high schools. With the permission of the Matron, they were allowed to take up outside activities such as sport. Church attendance was arranged and girls’ homework was supervised. The Department provided girls with a small amount of pocket money. The first superintendent of the Home was Miss EM Dobbin.
Davenport House closed on 18th May 1977.
CLAN Homes – Orphanages Gallery
There are currently no other images available for CLAN members to view for this Home. If you have any images and would like to donate them, please contact CLAN.
CLAN Museum Gallery
There are currently no images of historical items available for CLAN members to view for this Home. If you have any historical items and would like to donate them, please contact CLAN.
CLAN library books where this Home is mentioned include:
There are currently no other Library Items available for CLAN members to view for this Home. If you have any Library Items and would like to donate them, please contact CLAN.