Kennion House – the Anglican Boys’ Home in Walkerville

Monday 15 September 2014

Kennion House – the Anglican Boys’ Home in Walkerville

Presented by Lyn O'Grady

The Church of England Boys’ Home in Walkerville cared for boys from broken and destitute homes for nearly 100 years. The home accepted boys from the age of 4 and they stayed until 12 years of age when, in most cases, they were placed in laboring work. The oral history project scratches the surface of the memories of the ‘old boys’ now in their senior years. What did the Home mean to them, what was life really like and were there any good times?

Lyn O’Grady became an oral historian in the mid-1990s as part of a Walkerville Library project. She became interested in local history and after attending a State History Conference founded the Walkerville Historical Society in the year 2000. Since then she has gathered as much information as can be found, or offered, on the people and places of this small suburb, established as the third village outside of Adelaide in December 1838.

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Kennion House – the Anglican Boys’ Home in Walkerville

Presented by Lyn O'Grady

The Church of England Boys’ Home in Walkerville cared for boys from broken and destitute homes for nearly 100 years.…

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