Glandore Industrial School/Children’s Home, Edwardstown

Glandore Industrial School/Children’s Home

Naldera Street




Provider: South Australian Government

Year Opened: 1950

Year Closed: 1972


Also known as Glandore Boys’ Home.  Continued the work of the Edwardstown Industrial School accommodating ‘neglected and destitute’ boys.

Superintendents of Glandore Boys Home 1960–1971:

Superintendent, Mr James F Slade, 1960–1967,

Superintendent, Mr RD Mahar,  1967–1970

Acting Superintendent and Deputy Superintendent, Mr Donald Gordon Craig,  1967–1971

Glandore lies southwest of Adelaide, halfway between the beachside suburb of Glenelg and the central business district. It is bordered by Anzac Highway (north), Cross Road (south), South Road (east), and Beckman Street and Winifred Avenue (west). Suburbs surrounding Glandore include Edwardstown, Black Forest, Everard Park, Kurralta Park and Plympton. The Glenelg tram line runs through the middle of the suburb with stations at South Road, Burke Street and Beckman Street. North of the tramline, Glandore is in the City of West Torrens local government area, and south of the tramline, it forms part of the City of Marion.

A number of parks are located within the suburb boundaries, including Glandore Oval, Jubilee Park and the shared grounds of the Glandore Community Centre, Coast FM radio station, and Community Centres SA.

Chairman of Children’s Welfare Public Relief Department 1960–1968:

Mr FJ McNally, retired 16 June 1961

Mr GJ Cook, 19 June 1961–17 November 1968

Related News Stories

Absconders Caught, 8 November 1950 (News)

Boy Found at Riverbank, 17 July 1951 (News)

Tragic End to Boys’ Escapade, 2 October 1953 (News)


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