Badge - Aborigines Advancement League Wiltja Girls Hostel, 1956-1982 Document Reg. No: HT 28213

Badge from "WILTJA" Girls' Hostel which was run by the Aborigines Advancement League. The hostel was also known as Aborigines Advancement League Hostel and Millswood Girls Home.
Yellow cardboard rectangular badge with a smiling Aboriginal girl's face in the centre.
Statement Of Significance:
These badges are significant because they are a tangible reminder of the way that Aboriginal organisations created hostels to assist young Aboriginal children in their education - in this case in South Australia. The Wiltja Girls Hostel operated from 1956 to 1982 at 17 East Avenue, Millswood, South Australia. It provided accommodation for girls attending secondary school in Adelaide and many girls remained there in the first year after finishing school. The hostel became a boarding home for Aboriginal people visiting the city in 1978 and in 1980 the Aborigines Advancement League lease the property to the Education Department who purchased the hostel in 1982.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 50 mm (Height), 38 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: homes, indigenous cultures, accommodation, indigenous activism
Themes this item is part of: Aborigines Advancement League, Childhood & Youth Collection, Cultural Diversity Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection
Primary Classification: EDUCATION
Secondary Classification: Souvenirs & Mementoes
Tertiary Classification: badges
Inscriptions: "WILTJA" Girls' Hostel/Aborigines Advancement League
Issued By: Aborigines Advancement League (AAL), Australia, 1956-1982

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