|Years of Operation||1929 – December 1983|
|Role Of Facility||Castledare provided residential care for Australian-born children and British and Maltese child migrants. Private admissions were also accommodated.
From 1979, includes Wards and Non-Wards in figures reported for admissions, discharges and total columns.
|Sponsoring Agency||Christian Brothers (Roman Catholic).|
|Other facilities in|
Signposts that are
related to the
|See the entry “Christian Brothers” in the earlier section of Signposts, “Non-Government Agencies and their Subsidiary Institutions”|
|Address(es)||Previously Fern Road, Wilson|
|Aliases||St Vincent’s Boys’ Home; Castledare Special School; Castledare Junior Orphanage; Castledare Boys’ Home|
|Brief History||Residential care provided by the Christian Brothers from 1929 to 1983, originally as a ‘special’ school for boys with learning difficulties, then as a more general educational and residential institution that accommodated boys from various backgrounds, including Wards of the state, child migrants, orphans and private admissions.
The WELSTAT (welfare statistics) Collection of 1979 notes “Salvado Road – Castledare Boys’ Home” as a ‘scattered group home’ (ie. “a family group home whose grounds do not adjoin those of another family group home, or other residential child care establishment, operated by the same enterprise.”) that was operated by an agency other than the Department.
A more detailed chronology of major events, admissions and discharges is included in Table 7.
|Records||Admission registers are available. Former child migrants can also access information held on the Personal History Index (PHIND).
Departmental case records for young people placed in Castledare programs by the Child Welfare Department or its successor agencies may reside with the Department for Child Protection.
|Access||While access to records is restricted to protect the privacy of individuals, people are encouraged to enquire. Please note that Castledare has been closed for some years, and the school buildings no longer exist. Enquiries should be directed to The Archivist, below.|
|Contact Details||The Archivist, Christian Brothers’ Holy Spirit Province
PO Box 1129, Bentley DC 6983.
Telephone: (08) 9365 2813
Facsimile: (08) 9365 2814
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Department for Child Protection
PO Box 6334, East Perth WA 6892
Telephone: (08) 9222 2555
Facsimile: (08) 9222 2776
Country free call: 1800 000 277