Aboriginal Deaths not Registered


National Archives of Australia F1 Item 1969/2793 Aboriginal Deaths not Registered Paul Mackett NB This is a small file and refers mostly to the people listed immediately below. I have not repeated lists of the same names or coprrespondence just listing names from the list. Copyright P J Mackett, 2007 Correspondence 6. 4.1964 about Deaths not Registered Name Where Died Date of Death Minnie Nalbarnbarara Maningrida 20. 2.1964 Alan Jungarai Hooker Creek 7. 5.1963 Jackie Nagabwoi Nabulein Mudjinberri Station 9. 1.1964 Nym Tipperary .12.1963 Mary Evelyn Marton (Martin) Darwin . 3.1963 Leane Garrbai Darwin . 3.1964 Nellie Nagamara Tennant Creek 12.11.1962 Pic Of Lilly Katherine 31. 1.1962 Ann (Pic) Katherine . 3.1962 Charlie Fuller (Mununggu) Katherine . 6.1962 Pic of Margaret Katherine 9. 2.1964 Hazel Katherine 4. 3.1964 Kumerwaiti Port Keats 9.12.1963 Nellie Mariawonga Bathurst 9.11.1963 Paddy Jambijimba Hooker Creek 19.10.1963 Wunybunuru Elcho Island 30.10.1963 Pul-Tjen Port Keats 14.11.1963 Susanna Nurulama Borroloola 30.11.1963 Jim Gundrari Borroloola 2.12.1962 Jarlma Port Keats 7. 2.1963 Nalpur Port Keats 13. 2.1963 Mangarawui Milingimbi 15. 2.1964 Jack Gambalgu Goulburn Island 24. 3.1963 Topsy Melville Island 26. 8.1963 Buwaiwai Milingimbi 14. 8.1963 Bobiri Yirrkala 18. 8.1963 Nancy Ngaugabuna Borroloola 2.12.1962 Mangindiri Elcho Island 23. 6.1963 Buranyalawu Elcho Island 1. 7.1963 Martina Bathurst Island 21. 3.1963 Alec Babui Bathurst Island 18.10.1962 Yellow Fred Darwin 9. 1.1963 Nellie Matuapungamau Bathurst Island 24. 7.1963 Malgarnida or Maganija Maningrida 4. 3.1963 Nawa Yirrkala 7. 6.1963 Marietta Babui Bathurst 6. 3.1963 Molly Tantupwoy Snake Bay 16. 8.1963 Old Jacky Beswick 4. 5.1962 Old Molly Katherine 1. 5.1962 Lynette Katherine 12. 2.1962 Pluto Katherine 25. 8.1961 (Page 179 Willeroo Station) Pic Ivy and Hector Katherine 24. 8.1961 Pic Roger Darwin 3.12.1960 Warwick Hooker Creek 1. 7.1960 Jacky Gerabul Mt Bundy 6. 1.1962 Wietnell Roberts Darwin 20. 2.1964 Jimmy Yulbrimiri Third Springs . 3.1956 Jovita Daly River 12. 8.1963 Joanne Puruntatameri Bathurst 12. 2.1963 Russell Bowden Katherine 7. 1.1963 Correspondence 17. 2.1965 about Deaths not Registered Name Where Died Date of Death Warwick (Pic) Hooker Creek 1. 7.1960 Dick Gilakomma Moroak Station 5. 7.1960 Roger (Pic) Darwin Hospital 2.12.1960 Female Pic of Ivy and Hector Katherine 24. 8.1961 Pluto F/B (female) Katherine Hospital 25. 8.1961 Alec Babui Bathurst Island 18.10.1962 Nellie Nagamara Tennant Creek .1962 Susanna Nurulama Borroloola 30.11.1962 Jim Gundrari Borroloola 2.12.1962 Nancy Ngaugabuna Borroloola 2.12.1962 Jacky Gerabul Adelaide River 6. 1.1962 Unnamed (Pic of Lilly) .1962 (Buried Katherine 31. 1.1962) Ann F/B (Pic) .1962 (Buried Katherine 23. 3.1962) Charlie Fuller (Mununggu) .1962 (Buried Katherine 28. 6.1962) Lynette F/B Katherine Hospital 12. 2.1962 Old Jacky Beswick 4. 5.1962 Old Molly Katherine 1. 5.1962 Kumerwaiti Port Keats 9.12.1963 Russell Bowden F/B Katherine 7. 1.1963 Yellow Fred Darwin 9. 1.1963 Jarlma Port Keats 7. 2.1963 Joanne Puruntatameri Bathurst Island 12. 2.1963 Nalpur Port Keats Mission 13. 2.1963 Malgarnida or Maganija Maningrida Settlement 4. 3.1963 Marietta Babui Bathurst Island 6. 3.1963 Martina Kelantumama Bathurst Island 21. 3.1963 Jack Gambalgu Goulburn Island 24. 3.1963 Mary Marton (Aborigine) .1963 (Buried Darwin 26. 3.1963) Alan Jungarai Hookers Creek 7. 5.1963 Nawa Yirrkala 7. 6.1963 Mangindiri Elcho Island 23. 6.1963 Buranyalawu Elcho Island 1. 7.1963 Nellie Matuapungamau Bathurst Island 24. 7.1963 Jovita Daly River Mission 12. 8.1963 Buwaiwai Milingimbi 14. 8.1963 Bobiri Yirrkala 18. 8.1963 Mollu Snake Bay 16. 8.1963 Topsy Melville Island 26. 8.1963 Paddy Jambijimba Hooker Creek 19.10.1963 Wunybunuru Elcho Island Mission 30.10.1963 Nellie Mariawonga Bathurst Island 9.11.1963 Pul-Tjen Port Keats Mission 14.11.1963 Jackie Nagabwoi Nabulein Mudjinberri Station 9. 1.1964 Male Pic of Margaret from Beswick Katherine 9. 2.1964 Minnie Nalbarnbarara Maningrida 20. 2.1964 Hazel Katherine 4. 3.1964 Unnamed male of Mary Calvert Darwin 25. 6.1964 Unnamed of Beautiful Ashley Mountain Valley Stn 26. 6.1964 Topsy Malabur Croker Island 8. 7.1964 Jimmy Nandantunga Umbakumba Mission 13. 7.1964 Scott (1 1/2 mths) Katherine Hospital 14. 7.1964 George Goorahul Mudginberri 14. 8.1964 Ngalbuk (Paw-Paw) Port Keats 30. 8.1964 Nirgulnawui Milingimbi 6. 9.1964 Angeline Tipiloura Bathurst Island 21.12.1964 Johnny Nangimela Katherine 1. 1.1965 Correspondence 29. 4.1965 about Deaths not Registered Percy Jangala (Wailbri) of Mt Doreen It has been reported to this office that the abovementioned Aboriginal is dead. This information was given to us by Percy's son Clancy. English Name Percy (sometimes known as Paddy) Group Jangala Tribe Wailbri Date of Birth 1888 Sub-District Mt Doreen Register of Wards Page No 21 Wife's English Name Fanny (sometimes known as Ruby) Wife's Group Nangarai Wife's tribe Wailbri Date of Birth 1915 Sub-District Mt Doreen Register of Wards Page No 13 Percy had two sons, Clancy born in 1938 and Leo born in 1941. According to Clancy his father died after Mr Bill Braitling's death and after Leo had been 'made young man'. Unfortunately, we were not able to get any further information except that Percy died and was buried at Mt Doreen. Could you please check and advise whether Percy's death has been registered, and if not, would you endeavour to obtain sufficient particulars to arrange registration. Name Where Died Date of Death Unnamed (mother Mary Calvert) Darwin 25. 6.1964 Unnamed (mother Beautiful Ashley) Mountain Valley Stn 26. 6.1964 Topsy Malabur Croker Island 8. 7.1964 Jimmy Nandantunga Umbakumba 13. 7.1964 Scott (1 1/2 mths) Katherine Hospital 14. 7.1964 George Goorahul Mudginberri 14. 8.1964 Paw Paw-Ngalbuk Port Keats 30. 8.1964 Nirgulnawui Milingimbi 6. 9.1964 Angeline Tipiloura Bathurst Island 21.12.1964 Johnny Nangimela Katherine 1. 1.1965 Correspondence 17. 8.1965 Outstanding Aboriginal Deaths Not Registered I refer to your memorandum W25/65/1253/17 dated 11th August, 1965. With reference to Nellie Nagamara who died at Tennant Creek in 1962 listed by you, we have two census cards in this office which are probably identical with the attached copy of form of information of death. One card shows Nellie Kamara Alyawarra born about 1912 usually in the Warrabri and Kurundi districts, consorts Kurundi Frank Bangarda Alyawarra and Sambo Jabangardi; children Alec Simpson P.C. and Lorna Warai. This Nellie died at Tennant Creek Hospital on 10th November, 1962, and is the one mentioned in the F.O.I.D enclosed. The other card shows Nellie Lailbow Nagamara Alyawarra 1910, consort Frank (Kurundi) Jabaljari Alyawarra, resident at Kurundi at 9. 3.1961 and Epenarra at 16. 9.1961 and no further record. Seeing the form of information of death was completed at Warrabri it would have been forwarded to the Registrat at Alice Springs. Correspondence 16. 8.1963 Re death of male ward Buwaiwai (11 years) on Wednesday August 14th. Buwaiwai was brought to me on Wednesday evening at 5:30pm almost unconscious, was in a state of extreme shock. I could find no sign of injury apart from a small area of grazed skin below right knee. Pulse very weak and feeble, airhunger cold and clammy. History was given that child had moved across trailer tray which was loaded just as driver crossed a culvert, lost his balance and fell in front of rear wheel which passed over his body apparently from left to right. Skin was unmarked but there was some tenderness over spleen area and later there was some swelling at this site. Boy was treated for shock and Dr Richards notified, he arranged that child would be evacuated as soon as possible, and advised Morphine Gr 1/6 4th hourly if necessary for pain or restlessness. Child became very restless and pain seemed to be increasing H.I. morphine gr 1/6 given at 6:40pm. At 6:45pm pulse became very slow and weak, child in state of collapse, 6:50 ImI Coramine ice given pulse failing. At 6:55 Death. Hessie Smith & N Nicholls Sisters in Charge Methodist Mission Milingimbi Correspondence 23. 9.1965 Outstanding Aboriginal Deaths Not Registered Could further particulars please be furnished regarding 'Old Jacky'. The name might refer to Jack Bomalarg who died in Katherine Hospital at about the time mentioned. W J Faint Bamyili Settlement Correspondence 5.10.1965 To: District Welfare Officer, Katherine. There is a record of a Jacky Bel-ud-mun Jangala Jauan of Katherine, date of birth 1918, dying on the same date as 'Old Jacky' (4. 5.1962) (My W25/65/1253/17 of 11th August, 1965, refers). No relatives are marked on the card, but there is an endorsement 'Dcd 62/37/87 ex Katherine refers'. However, this death has not been registered, and it is thought that 'Old Jacky', Jack Bomalarg, and Jacky Bel-un-dun could be the same person. Please investigate and advise. Correspondence 1.10.1965 To Director of Social Welfare Darwin As you say, the deaths referred to have not been registered, though I can only repeat that the appropriate information forms were completed and forwarded in each case. Information of Death forms for Malgarnida and Nalbarnbarara have been completed again, and posted direct to the Registrar. Listed hereunder are the names of aborigines who have died at or near Maningrida within the past six months. Name Date of death Yalgarawa 13. 8.1965 Lloyd Powell 9. 7.1965 approx Harry Buran Buran 1. 7.1965 Bandal Bandal 26. 6.1965 Colleen 22. 6.1965 Charlie Balambala 19. 6.1965 Charlie Burawala 14. 6.1965 approx Tom Gundamarba 9. 6.1965 Janangaiya 8. 6.1965 Nellie Lalaiwara 8. 5.1965 Gulbiribiri 3. 5.1965 Marga-Mira 29. 4.1965 I Pitman Acting Superintendent Maningrida _____________________________________________________________________
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