Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) Hostel
Years of OperationThis facility was mentioned in Wilson and Robinson (1971) Aboriginal Hostels in Perth: A Comparative Survey but no detailed information is available.
Sponsoring AgencyThe YWCA appears to have received a subsidy from the Department of Native Welfare for some time leading up to, and possibly beyond, 1971.
Brief HistoryThe YWCA was described by Wilson and Robinson in 1971 as an independently-run Aboriginal Education and Employment Hostel. It is likely to have had a range of other functions as well.
RecordsIt is possible that residents at the YWCA also had files held by the Department of Native Welfare. The Department for Child Protection should be contacted as they may be able to locate these records or refer enquirers to their Link-Up Service.
AccessWhile access to records is restricted to protect the privacy of individuals, people are encouraged to enquire.
Contact DetailsFreedom of Information
Department of Communities
Locked Bag 5000, Fremantle WA 6959
Telephone: (08) 6217 6888
Country free call: 1800 176 888