The Sister Kate's site in Perth, WA, was purchased to provide aged care services and access to a culturally significant place for elderly members of the Stolen Generation.

The 4.2 hectare site has new independent aged care living units, an aged care hostel, a healing centre, and refurbished existing buildings. The property is the site of the former Sister Kate’s Children’s Home and now provides aged-care accommodation for members of Sister Kate’s Children 1934–1953 Aboriginal Corporation (SKAC), former residents of the mission.


The ILC acquired the site in February 2008 and granted it to SKAC in December 2012. Sister Kate’s significance as a site of support for the wellbeing of SKAC members and their descendants is profound. SKAC represents residents of Sister Kate’s Home between 1934 and 1953. Some never found their families and Sister Kate’s was their home. The grant was an important milestone in the implementation of the Bringing Them Home Report by providing a land base to former residents of the Stolen Generations.

New accommodation in 10 two-bedroom units and one five-bedroom group house, and restoration and refurbishment of the heritage Memorial Cottage and Chapel of the Guardian Angel, both historical state assets, have been completed with funding and construction management from the Department of Housing WA and project oversight by the ILC.

"Without the support of the ILC, SKAC members would not have had the opportunity to return to their home." - SKAC Chairperson, Dr Sue Gordon
 

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