KIRINARI (A Place of Learning)


Following the success of the first Kirinari the Society built another in Newcastle the second largest city in New South Wales. It stands in bushland adjacent to playing fields and not far from Cardiff High School.

The Principal and staff of the school have been very supportive of the students and have encouraged them in their work both at school and at the hostel.



The building of the Students’ Handcraft and Exercise Den (The SHED) was at the instigation of the students themselves as they were keen to continue the work they were doing at Cardiff High School. It was designed in association by Herd Pty Ltd and Suters Architects of Newcastle. The builder was Salvini Building Pty Ltd and The SHED was opened at Sunset, Friday 18th February 2000 by former Kirinari student and talented Rugby League footballer Ashley Gordon.

The building consists of a fully equipped work room catering for woodwork, art and crafts. The second part of the building is a gymnasium with up-to-date body-building equipment. There is a storage room and shower facilities.

The SHED was funded by The Ruby Ellen Binns Trust Bequest, Aboriginal Hostels Limited and Aboriginal Children’s Advancement Society. The workroom was furnished by the Danks Trust and Gym equipment was donated by Brian Roberts of Bolton Point.



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