Northern Territory Aboriginal Births 1955 - 1958


National Archives of Australia CRS F1 Item 1955/584 PART 1 Registration of Births, General Correspondence 1955 - 1958 Paul Mackett Copyright P J Mackett, 2008 9. 5.1955 Query about details of birth of Ellen Fly. 8. 5.1955 Police Station Daly River Births of Walter David and William Joseph dated 9. 4.1955 11. 5.1955 Bathurst Island Lists the following being born Gemma Mary Loyola Louis Mabel Bill Camillus 18. 5.1955 Director of Welfare Lists the following births Bill (aboriginal), born 10. 5.1955 Bathurst Island Camillus (aboriginal), born 10. 5.1955 Bathurst Island Gemma (aboriginal), born 25. 4.1955 Bathurst Island Julie Cooper (half-caste), born 28. 4.1955 Darwin Hospital Louis (aboriginal), born 3. 5.1955 Bathurst Island Mabel (aboriginal), born 9. 5.1955 Bathurst Island Mary Loyola (aboriginal), born 25. 4.1955 Bathurst Island Punch Magula (aboriginal), born 12. 5.1955 Darwin Hospital Unnamed stillborn child of Freda (aboriginal), born 26. 4.1955 Bathurst Island Walter David & William Joseph (aboriginal), born 9. 4.1955 Daly River, twins 18. 5.1955 Director of Welfare Ellen Fly H/C born 11.11.1945 at Alice Springs. Parents are Susannah (aborigine) and Bruce Fly (European). 20. 5.1955 Director of Welfare to Patrol Officer J R Ryan, Katherine. Births of Topsy Nelson and Arthur Nelson to be registered. These two children are at present residing at Garden Point Mission, Melville Island. It would be appreciated if you would contact their father, Mr J Nelson, who is employed at Katherine Meat and Ice Supply, and forward the completed forms to this office. 17. 5.1955 From Catholic Mission, Garden Point, Melville Island. Need details of birth of child Irene Edwards who arrived at the Mission on 13th March. 25. 5.1955 From Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages Alice Springs Irene Edwards, part-Aboriginal, was born at Ti Tree Station. Mother is deceased Aboriginal Hilda. Father is unknown European. 23. 5.1955 From Catholic Mission Bathurst Island Nola Mary, born 24.12.1954 Chrysostom, born 1. 1.1955 David, born 9. 1.1955 Timothy, born 15. 3.1955 Patrick Gerard, born 20. 3.1955 5. 5.1955 Form of Information of Birth District Wave Hill, Northern Australia Name of Place Where Born Limbunya Station Child Date of Birth 13. 5.1955 Christian Name Merle Sex Female Father Christian Name Manly Surname Occupation Stockboy Age Approximately 30 years Where Born Margaret River Station, Western Australia When Married Where Married Previous Issue Number of Deceased Males Number of Deceased Females Mother Christian Name Tolly Maiden Surname Age Approximatelt 33 years Where Born Margaret River Station, Western Australia Usual Residence Limbunya Station Name of Doctor Names of Nurse, etc Station lubras Address Signature of Parent Tolly (right thumbprint) Father or Mother Mother Present Residence Date 5. 5.1955 Witness to Informant Signature Illegible 30. 5.1955 From Director of Welfare Eileen Mary (aboriginal), born 18. 5.1955 Bathurst Island Kay (aboriginal), born 2. 5.1955 Beswick Creek Settlement Merle (aboriginal), born 13. 3.1955 Limbunya Station Neiningamianga (aboriginal), born 22. 4.1955 Groote Eylandt Native Settlement Unnamed stillborn child of Nipper and Gladys born 28. 3.1955 Eva Valley Station 25. 5.1955 From Welfare Branch Katherine Delay for Registration of births of Topsy Nelson and Arthur Nelson. Mr Nelson has left the employment of Katherine Meat and Ice Supply He is at Coolibah Station. 1. 6.1955 From Welfare Branch to Superintendent Bathrst Island Mission Unnamed stillborn child of Alan and Freda born 26. 4.1955 at Bathurst Island. Bill, son of Simon and Dorothea born 10. 5.1955. 1. 6.1955 Welfare Branch Chrysostom, born 1. 1.1955 at Bathurst Island David, born 9. 1.1955 at Bathurst Island Patrick Gerard, born 20. 3.1955 at Bathurst Island 30. 5.1955 Acting District Welfare Officer Irene Edwards born 22. 4.1948. 30. 5.1955 Request to Director of Welfare check birth details of Ellen Fly H/C. She is approximately 5 years of age, whereas Welfare have given DOB 11.11.1945 making her 9 years. The father of the child thinks she was born on 14.11.1949. 1. 6.1955 From District Registrar Darwin to Director of Welfare. Approximately 23-28. 3.1955 an unnamed stillborn child, daughter of Nipper Dallacoy and Gladys Mooni, died. No details of birth. 1. 6.1955 From District Registrar Darwin to Director of Welfare. Verification needed of birth of Margaret Dingle, daughter of Arthur Dingle and May who were tribally married in 1949. 2. 6.1955 Director of Welfare Irene (aboriginal), born 23. 5.1955 Katherine Hospital. John Peter (aboriginal), born 25. 4.1955 Munupi. Victor (aboriginal), born 3. 5.1954 Newry Station. 3. 6.1955 From District Registrar Darwin to Director of Welfare. Could you please check the following :- John Shadforth and Eileen Yedamulinya F/B, tribally married?, have two children John born 28. 3.1950 at Wollagorand and Alfred born 24. 8.1952 at Wollagorang. 2. 6.1955 From District Registrar Darwin to Director of Welfare. Birth on 20. 3.1955 at Bathurst Island of Patrick Gerard has not been registered. Chrysostom, father is Joachim and mother is Baptista. David, father is Felan Charlie and mother is Molly. 7. 6.1955 From Director of Welfare Morun Wolanggu born 4. 4.1955 at Eighteen Mile, Darwin. 7. 6.1955 From Director of Welfare to Catholic Mission Bathurst Island Nola Mary, born 24.12.1954 Bathurst Island, father William, mother Sheila Chrysostom, born 1. 1.1955 Joachim, mother Baptista David, born 9. 1.1955 Bathurst Island, father Felan Charlie, mother Molly Timothy, born 14. 3.1955 Bathurst Island, father Frog, mother Daisy 3. 6.1955 From Welfare Branch Katherine to District Welfare Officer Re - Topsy Nelson and Arthur Nelson. Interviewed Mr Nelson. He states he registered the birth of Topsy at Roper Valley Station towards the end of August 1946. He gave the father's name as unknown. Arthur was born at Bagot Road Hospital so Mr Nelson assumed she was registered. Topsy's name, since her arrival at Garden Point, is Hilda. The deceased Mrs Nelson's child Topsy, as already mentioned a full blood aboriginal, was the oldest of her children. Mr Nelson, a European, was married to Mrs Nelson, a full blood aboriginal, in May 1946. He is the father of Arthur, and also of Margaret, who was born at Coolibah Station on 26. 2.1950. Since his wife's death, Mr Nelson has done a remarkably good job in caring for his own two halfcaste children and for the full blood aboriginal child Topsy. He informs me that he is now paying 27/6 per week for each of the three children, to the Garden Point Mission. He does not wish the children to be committed to this Institution, and he has made a request to me that the child Topsy (or Hilda as I believe she is now known) to be exempted from the Aboriginal Ordinance. It is inspiring and somewhat pathetic to realise the position in which Mr Nelson now finds himself. He has the reputation of being a first class stockman and his character generally is held in high respect. He is aware that if his plans eventuate to further the education of the three children in the South, his present expenditure of over 200 pounds a year, will br greatly increased. He is doing the best to save money for this purpose. 10. 5.1955 From Bathurst Island to Director of Welfare Needs biorth details of Tessy, daughter of Stanislaus and Cecilia. 17. 3.1955 Birth details of Nita District Victoria River Downs Name of Place Where Born Moolooloo Child Date of Birth 19. 2.1955 Christian Name Nita Sex Female Father Christian Name Harry Surname Occupation Stockman Age Where Born Northern Territory When Married Where Married Monteginnie Previous Issue Boxer, aged 7 years Number of Deceased Males Number of Deceased Females Mother Christian Name Lena Maiden Surname Age Where Born Northern territory Usual Residence Moolooloo Name of Doctor Names of Nurse, etc Old Nellie (Goolaggi) Address Moolooloo Signature of Parent Thumb print Father or Mother Father Present Residence Mooloo Date 17. 3.1955 Witness to Informant Signature Illegible 16. 6.1955 From Director of Welfare Bill, born 10. 5.1955 Bathurst, Island Dubumbenagodjog, born 26. 5.1955 Oenpelli Immaculata Allday, born 25. 5.1955 Mission Hospital Port Keats John Barma, born 4. 6.1955 Darwin Hospital Larry Waters, born 4. 8.1953 Waterloo Station Lern Wuringidj, born 13. 5.1955 Mission Hospital Port Keats Margaret Dingle, born 13. 2.1950 Katherine Hospital Nita, born 19. 2.1955 Moolooloo Victoria River Downs Patrick Gerrard, born 20. 3.1955 Bathurst Island Richard Herbert, born 15. 5.1955 Groote Eylandt Native Settlement Tamdjirrmudja, born 12. 5.1955 Groote Eylandt Native Settlement Tessy, born 30. 5.1955 Bathurst Island Tumalkeiengbina, born 12. 5.1955 Groote Eylandt Native Settlement 16. 6.1955 From Patrol Officer T C Lovegrove to Director of Welfare Dempsey born 26. 5.1955 Rockhampton Downs Station, father Billy Grant, mother Jessie Ungillnullie 22. 6.1955 From Director of Welfare Dempsey born 26. 5.1955 Rockhampton Downs 29. 6.1955 From Director of Welfare to Catholic Mission Garden Point Part Aboriginal child Irene Edwards was born on 22. 4.1948 at Ti Tree Station and is the child of deceased Aboriginal Hilda and an unknown European. 29. 6.1955 From Director of Welfare Annie Shadforth, daughter of Eileen and John Shadforth died 24. 4.1955 in Darwin Hospital. . 7.1955 Form of Information of Birth District Northern Division Name of Place Where Born Roper River Mission Child Date of Birth 16. 5.1955 Christian Name Jacob Sex Male Father Christian Name Douglas Marduguru Surname Occupation Stock-boy Age Approximately 27 years Where Born Roper River When Married Where Married Roper River Mission Previous Issue Peter, aged 10 years Stephen, aged 7 years Solomon, aged 5 years Eileen, aged 3 years Number of Deceased Males Number of Deceased Females Mother Christian Name Nancy Maiden Surname Gabiag Age Approximately 25 years Where Born Usual Residence Roper River Name of Doctor Names of Nurse, etc Sister Erica James and Annie Address Roper River Mission Signature of Parent Father or Mother Present Residence Roper River Date . 7.1955 Witness to Informant Signature G D Gilchrist Lay Missionary 6. 7.1955 From Welfare Branch to Welfare Borroloola John Shadforth and Eileen Yedamulinya are believed to be tribally married and have three children, namely John, born 28. 3.1950 at Wollagarang Station Alfred, born 24. 8.1952 Annie, born July 1954, died 26. 4.1955 at Darwin Hospital 7. 7.1955 Director of Welfare Andrew, born 15. 6.1955 at Brunette Downs Arthur Nelson, born 23. 1.1948 Bagot Road Eleanor, born 4. 6.1955 Port Keats Jedda Nabanunga, born 29. 5.1955 Hooker Creek Native Settlement Kevin, born 21. 6.1955 Elsey Station Ider, born 9. 6.1955 Katherine Luke, born 6. 6.1955 Port Keats Peter, born 15. 6.1955 Elsey Station Ron, born 19. 5.1955 Cape Don Timothy, born 5. 6.1955 Port Keats Topsy Nelson, born 29. 7.1946 Roper Valley Station Unnamed stillborn child of Alan and Fuda, born 26. 4.1955 Bathurst Island 6. 7.1955 Director of Welfare Requests date of birth of Paula Perkins 13. 7.1955 District Registrar Paula Perkins born 13. 9.1948 at Alice Springs. 19. 7.1955 Form of Information of Birth Birth of Arthur on new form. 19. 7.1955 Form of Information of Birth Birth of Topsy on new form. 22. 7.1955 Director of Welfare Requests details of births of following Daylight, born at Auvergne Station, son of Joan Arthur, born at Lake Nash Station, son of Tiny 25. 7.1955 From Director of Welfare Doreen Webber, born 6.10.1946 Tipperary Station Jennifer, born 30. 5.1955 Elsey Station Maggie Margaret, born 10. 7.1955 Darwin Hospital Unnamed stillborn child of Topsy Bulaja-bai-u, born 11. 7.1955 Darwin Hospital 19. 7.1955 From District Welfare Officer Gregory, born 12. 7.1955 at Phillip Creek Joyce, born 13. 7.1955 at Phillip Creek Undated Form of Information of Birth District Delissaville Name of Place Where Born Delissaville Child Date of Birth 5. 7.1955 Christian Name Rita Sex Female Father Christian Name Tommy Surname Burrajuck Occupation Aboriginal Age 29 years Where Born Darwin When Married Tribal Where Married Delissaville Previous Issue Timothy, aged 2 years Number of Deceased Males Number of Deceased Females Mother Christian Name Esther Maiden Surname Age 25 years Where Born Darwin Usual Residence Delissaville Name of Doctor Names of Nurse, etc Mrs A Muir Address Delissaville Signature of Parent Thumb print Father or Mother Father Present Residence Bagot, Darwin Date Witness to Informant Signature 26. 7.1955 From Director of Welfare Christopher Mirra, died 9. 7.1955 at the Catholic Mission Port Keats Clara Yabbochoo, died 28. 6.1955 at Channel Island Leprosarium Unnamed stillborn child of Topsy Bulaja-bai-u Billija-boo, died 11. 7.1955 Darwin Hospital Whisky Yarawow, died 2. 7.1955 Channel Island Leprosarium Undated Form of Information of Birth District Wave Hill Name of Place Where Born Limbunya Station Child Date of Birth 16. 7.1955 Christian Name Sex Male Father Christian Name Teddy (Yerling) Surname Occupation Stockboy Age About 30 years Where Born Wave Hill When Married Where Married Previous Issue Number of Deceased Males Number of Deceased Females Mother Christian Name Short Elsie (Gjumyurari Maiden Surname Age About 30 years Where Born Inverway Station Usual Residence Limbunya Station Name of Doctor Names of Nurse, etc Station lubras Address Limbunya Station Signature of Parent Thumb print Father or Mother Mother Present Residence Limbunya Station Date 23. 7.1955 Witness to Informant Signature Manager, Limbunya Station 12. 8.1955 From Director of Welfare Anthony, born 13. 6.1955 Bathurst Island Aquim, born 22. 6.1955 Bathurst Island Barney, born 3. 7.1955 Beswick Creek Settlement Benedetta, born 14. 6.1955 Melville Island Cajetan, born 23. 7.1955 Bathurst Island Eunice, born 18. 6.1955 Melville Island Gregory, born 12. 7.1955 Phillip Creek Josette, born 18. 6.1955 Bathurst Island Joyce, born 13. 7.1955 Phillip Creek Margaret, born 17. 6.1955 Port Keats Tessy, born 30. 5.1955 Bathurst Island Unnamed still-born, born 16. 7.1955 Limbunya Station Unnamed, born 5. 7.1955 Alroy Downs 17. 8.1955 From Director of Welfare John Shadforth is a son of Jack Shadforth, the owner of Seven Emus Station via Borroloola and was tribally married to Eileen Yedamulinya, a full blood Aborigine ar Wollogorang Station during 1949. There are three children of this marriage namely (1) John, aged 5 years, born 28. 3.1950 at Wollogorang Station (2) Alfred, aged 2 years, born 24. 8.1952 at Wollogorang Station (3) Annie (deceased), died 25. 4.1955 at Darwin Hospital aged 10 months 17. 8.1955 From Welfare Branch Elliott Colleen, daughter of Dan and Queenia, was born on 25. 6.1955 17. 8.1955 From Welfare Branch Elliott Billy Beasley, son of Beasley and Daisy Nginpi, was born 29. 6.1955 31. 7.1955 From Lloyd Fogarty manager Auvergne Station to Director of Welfare I have no idea of the date of birth of the child Daylight. Incidentally he is not here now and is not the son of Joan. Joan's present husband Whisky claims Daylight as a son from a previous wife who resided in the Daly River area where Daylight was apparently born. 25. 8.1955 From Director of Welfare Alan, born 24. 7.1955 Roper River Mission Barry, born 7. 7.1955 Ooloo Station Billy Beasley, born 29. 6.1955 Lake Nash Station Charlie, born 28. 7.1955 Newry Station Colleen, born 25. 6.1955 Brunette Downs Duncan, born 23. 7.1955 Newry Station Jacob, born 16. 5.1955 Roper River Mission Jonathan, born 12. 7.1955 Roper River Mission Julie, born 22. 7.1955 Killarney Station Walter Edward, born 5. 8.1955 Katherine Hospital 15. 9.1955 To Superintendent of Groote Eylandt Mission Need details of the birth of Joseph. 19. 9.1955 From Director of Welfare Bryan, born 25. 8.1955 Rockhampton Downs Frankie, born 16. 8.1955 Brunette Downs Friday, born 12. 9.1955 Darwin Hospital Kathleen, born 6. 8.1955 Snake Bay Melville Island Laiyawanga, born 23. 7.1955 Oenpelli Mission Louise, born 27. 7.1955 Brunette Downs Margaret, born 2. 8.1955 Melville Island Miriam, born 22. 8.1955 Bathurst Island Rosita, born 29. 8.1955 Bathurst Island Susanne, born 3. 8.1955 Delissaville 1. 9.1955 From Oenpelli Mission Native boy Laiyawanga born 23. 7.1955 21. 9.1955 From District Welfare Officer Kevin, born 14. 8.1955 Phillip Creek Rosemary, born 21. 8.1955 Phillip Creek 3. 9.1955 From Superintendent Retta Dixon Home Lennie Sing, aged 17 years, born Point Charles, father Willie Sing, mother May Sing John Sing, aged 13 years, born Port Keats, father Willie Sing, mother May Sing Lorna Sing, aged 12 years, born Port Keats, father Willie Sing, mother May Sing Jimmy Sing, aged 8 years, born Darwin, father Willie Sing, mother May Sing Harry Sing, aged 5 years, born Darwin, father Willie Sing, mother May Sing Brian Sing, aged 4 years, born Darwin, father Willie Sing, mother May Sing (Hand written note states Brian Sing born Delissaville March 1951) Marie Holtze, aged 7 years, born Larrimah, father Angus Holtze, mother Nancy Holtze Peggy Gallagher, aged 6 years, born Waterloo Station, father Jack Gallagher, mother Daisy 8. 9.1955 From District Registrar to Retta Dixon Home Jim Sing, born 23. 8.1946 Delissaville, father Willie Sing, mother May Sing Harry Sing, born 3. 5.1948 Darwin Hospital, father Willie Sing, mother May Sing Undated Form of Information of Birth District Darwin Name of Place Where Born Snake Bay Melville Island Child Date of Birth 25.??.1955 Christian Name Jane Sex Father Christian Name Charlie Surname (Cook) Walla-Purra ..... Occupation Labourer Age Approximately 30 years Where Born Snake Bay When Married Where Married Previous Issue Terry, aged 3 years Number of Deceased Males Number of Deceased Females Mother Christian Name Maiden Surname Beverley Age Where Born Snake Bay Usual Residence Snake Bay Name of Doctor Names of Nurse, etc Address Signature of Parent Thumb print Father or Mother Charlie (Cook) Walla-Purra ..... Present Residence Snake Bay Date ??.??.1955 Witness to Informant Signature 7.10.1955 From Welfare Branch Elliott to Director of Welfare Sylvia, born 4. 9.1955 Brunette Downs, father Norman, mother Eva Cecily, born 8. 9.1955 Brunette Downs, father Cooler Paddy, mother Bessie Hector, born 11. 9.1955 Rockhampton Downs, father McGregor, mother Nancy Connie, born 18. 9.1955 Rockhampton Downs, father Waistcoat, mother Violet 21.10.1955 From Director of Welfare Ralph Ngordunnamulun, born 12. 9.1955 Mission Hospital Port Keats Sylvia, born 4. 9.1955 Brunette Downs Cecily, born 8. 9.1955 Brunette Downs Hector, born 11. 9.1955 Rockhampton Downs Connie, born 18. 9.1955 Rockhampton Downs George, born 11. 8.1955 Leguna Station Samuel, born 17. 7.1955 Roper River Mission Osmond, born 21. 9.1955 Bathurst Island Izac, born 25. 7.1955 Darwin Hospital Clambo, born 24. 7.1955 Pidgeon Hole (outstation of Victoria River Downs) Emily Namba Jimba, born 19. 8.1955 Humbut River Station Mildred, born 24. 7.1955 Pidgeon Hole Outstation Moses, born 11. 9.1955 Darwin Hospital John, born 19. 9.1955 Darwin Hospital Barny (Barry), born 3. 6.1955 Calvert Hills Ailsa Yirdai-inga, born 13. 8.1955 Roper River Mission Jane, born 28. 7.1955 Snake Bay Melville Island 20.10.1955 To Director of Welfare Yvonne, born 23. 9.1955 Phillip Creek Kay, born 17. 9.1955 Phillip Creek Clive, born 9. 9.1955 Phillip Creek Kathleen (twin), born 4. 9.1955 Phillip Creek Sandra (twin), born 4. 9.1955 Phillip Creek 25.10.1955 From Director of Welfare Births at East Arm Settlement Eulalie May, daughter of Jessie Dorcis, child of Martha 26.10.1955 Form of Information of Birth District North Australia Name of Place Where Born Wave Hill Child Date of Birth 25.10.1955 Christian Name Allan Sex Male Father Christian Name Peter Surname Wal-amur Occupation Assistant Blacksmith Age Approximately 38 years Where Born Wave Hill When Married Where Married Wave Hill Previous Issue Peter, aged 12 years Number of Deceased Males Number of Deceased Females Mother Christian Name Dolly Maiden Surname Malbing-jirr Age Approximately 35 years Where Born Wave Hill Usual Residence Wave Hill Name of Doctor Names of Nurse, etc Other lubras Address Wave Hill Signature of Parent Peter Walamur & Right thumb print Father or Mother Father Present Residence Wave Hill Station Date 26.10.1955 Witness to Informant Signature 30.10.1955 Form of Information of Birth District Northern Australia Name of Place Where Born Wave Hill Station Child Date of Birth 30.10.1955 Christian Name Phillip Sex Male Father Christian Name Dandy Surname Djal-mai-ari Occupation Stockman Age 28 years Where Born Wave Hill When Married 1954 Where Married Wave Hill Previous Issue David, aged 1 year Number of Deceased Males Number of Deceased Females Mother Christian Name Barbara Maiden Surname Age Approximately 20 years Where Born Wave Hill Usual Residence Wave Hill Name of Doctor Names of Nurse, etc Other lubras Address Wave Hill Signature of Parent Right thumb print Father or Mother Father Present Residence Wave Hill Date 30.10.1955 Witness to Informant Signature 30.11.1955 From Director of Welfare Betty, born 31. 7.1955 Coolibah Station Alberie, born 12.10.1955 Bathurst Island Allan, born 25.10.1955 Wave Hill Cabrini, born 26. 9.1955 Bathurst Island Dorcis, born 23.10.1955 East Arm Settlement Douglas, born 27. 7.1955 Hooker Creek Eulalie May, born 18.10.1955 East Arm Settlement Ian, born 2.11.1955 Bathurst Island Iris Nambi Jinba, born 9. 8.1955 Hooker Creek Janet, born 12.10.1955 Port Keats Joan, born 1.11.1955 Darwin Kevin, born 14. 8.1955 Phillip Creek Lizzie, born 2.10.1955 Beswick Creek Native Settlement Lena, born 31.10.1955 Darwin Phillip, born 30.10.1955 Wave Hill Station Rosemary, born 21. 8.1955 Phillip Creek Stephanie, born 23.10.1955 Port Keats Tony, born 1.11.1955 Elsey Station 17.12.1955 From Welfare Branch Katherine to Director of Welfare About registration of birth of children Arthur and Topsy Nelson. Children are at Garden Point. Mr Nelson is working as a stockman at Menteginnie Station. Handwritten note states :- Topsy is a full blood Aboriginal, now known as Hilda. She was born to Mrs Nelson by a previous marriage. Mrs Nelson was a full blood Aboriginal not exempt from the Ordinance and she was not eligible for the grant of maternity allowance. 5. 1.1956 From Oenpelli Djulungaru's baby Dubuma registered June 1955. 10. 1.1956 To Garden Point Mission About registration of births of Topsy and Arthur Nelson. (1) Topsy Nelson, now known as Hilda, born 29. 7.1946 at Roper Valley Station, mother Laurie Nelson full blood Aboriginal, father unknown full blood Aboriginal. (2) Arthur Nelson born 23. 1.1948 at Bagot Road Hospital, mother Laurie Nelson full blood Aboriginal, father Mr J Nelson, European. (3) Margaret Nelson born 26. 2.1950 at Coolibah Station, mother Laurie Nelson full blood Aboriginal, father Mr J Nelson, European. Mrs Nelson was legally married to Mr Nelson during 1946 at Coolibah Station. 10. 1.1956 From Director of Welfare Mr Nelson, European and Mrs Nelson, full blood Aborigine were married in May 1946. 13. 1.1956 From Cook's Tours to Darwin Please advise if records show birth of Aboriginal Thomas Foster dated 16. 1.1933, father Horace, mother Alice. 12. 1.1956 From Welfare Branch Correct name is James Foster not Thomas Foster. 27. 1.1956 From Director of Welfare Correct details for James Foster are Born 16. 1.1933 Wearyan River, Borroloola Father Horace Foster, European, formerly of Jamestown South Australia now deceased. Mother Alice, female Aborigine, formerly of Wearyan River, Borroloola Parents not married. 13. 2.1956 To Director of Welfare Needs birth details for Shirley Silverton P/A, daughter of Joseph and Polly Silverton. She was probably born in 1946. Undated From Director of Welfare Lists the births of the following :- Dubarain Jariyung Dangal2 Wainjug II Jarawalbui Nyuwinba Randar Bui Banganu Yilma Rawaruqui Dangabari Maraijar Dinda 23. 1.1956 Birth form District Northern Name of Place Where Born Roper River Mission Child Date of Birth 23. 1.1956 Christian Name Jennifer Sex Female Father Christian Name Milton Surname Gabindja Occupation Mission worker Age 23 years Where Born Rose River When Married 29. 3.1956 Where Married Roper Bar Police Station Previous Issue Number of Deceased Males Number of Deceased Females Mother Christian Name Ethel Maiden Surname Minirbuma Age 19 years Where Born Bush Usual Residence Roper River Mission Name of Doctor Names of Nurse, etc Sister Erica James, Native Dorothy Address Roper River Mission Signature of Parent Father or Mother Present Residence Roper River Mission Date 23. 1.1956 Witness to Informant Signature 30. 1.1956 Birth form District Northern Name of Place Where Born Roper River Mission Child Date of Birth 27. 1.1956 Christian Name Mark Sex Male Father Christian Name Nipper Surname Karatchi Occupation Stockman Age 34 years Where Born Elsie (Elsey) Station via Mataranka When Married 2. 5.1945 or 2. 5.1946 Where Married Roper River Mission Previous Issue Joseph, aged 10 years Beryl, aged 7 years James Stewart, aged 3 years Number of Deceased Males 1 Number of Deceased Females Mother Christian Name Dinah Maiden Surname Milinbadjuna Age 35 years Where Born Old Mission Roper River Usual Residence Roper River Mission Name of Doctor Names of Nurse, etc Sister Erica James and Native Galdjina Address Roper River Mission Signature of Parent Father or Mother Present Residence Roper River Mission Date 30. 1.1956 Witness to Informant Signature 5. 1.1956 Form of Information of Birth District Northern Name of Place Where Born Roper River Mission Child Date of Birth Bob Christian Name Sex Male Father Christian Name Wallace Mukur Surname Djambulanga Occupation Stockman Age 42 years Where Born Urapunga When Married 11. 9.1948 Where Married Roper River Mission Previous Issue Martin, aged 5 years Frederick, aged 2 years Number of Deceased Males 1 Number of Deceased Females Mother Christian Name Dorothy Maiden Surname Dangala Age 30 years? Where Born Roper Mouth Usual Residence Roper River Mission Name of Doctor Names of Nurse, etc Sister Erica James Address Roper River Mission Signature of Parent Father or Mother Present Residence Roper River Mission Date 5. 1.1956 Witness to Informant Signature 20. 1.1956 Form of Information of Birth District Northern Name of Place Where Born Roper River Mission Child Date of Birth 25. 1.1956 Christian Name Benjamin Sex Male Father Christian Name Wiyulwi Surname Occupation Mission worker Age 44 years Where Born Yirrkala When Married Where Married Bush Previous Issue Mutanganbi, aged 11 years Magungun, aged 6 years Number of Deceased Males Number of Deceased Females 1 Mother Christian Name Galdjina Maiden Surname Age 32 years Where Born Bush Usual Residence Roper River Mission Name of Doctor Names of Nurse, etc Sister Erica James and Native Clare Address Roper River Mission Signature of Parent Father or Mother Present Residence Roper River Mission via Katherine Date 20. 1.1956 Witness to Informant Signature 1. 2.1956 From Umbakumba to Director of Welfare Child Iningimeiandja born 24.11.1955 Groote Eylandt Mission Parents Nakringa and Tumuljemina 27. 3.1956 Form of Information of Birth District North Australia Name of Place Where Born Wave Hill Station Child Date of Birth 14. 3.1956 Christian Name Rhondda Sex Female Father Christian Name Horse Tailer Mick Surname Tuluba Occupation Stockman Age Approximately 60 years Where Born Manbulloo When Married Where Married Wave Hill Previous Issue Number of Deceased Males Number of Deceased Females Mother Christian Name Little Maria Maiden Surname Nalg-Noo Age Approximately 18 years Where Born Wave Hill Usual Residence Wave Hill Name of Doctor Names of Nurse, etc Other lubras Address Wave Hill Signature of Parent Right thumb print of Mick @ Tuluba Father or Mother Father Present Residence Wave Hill Date 27. 3.1956 Witness to Informant Signature 9. 3.1956 Form of Information of Birth District North Australia Name of Place Where Born Wave Hill Station Child Date of Birth 5.12.1955 (approximately) Christian Name Mark Sex Male Father Christian Name Tanami Surname Kum-a-ree-a Occupation Wagon Boy Age Approximately 50 years Where Born Wave Hill When Married Where Married Wave Hill Previous Issue Berry, aged 4 years Number of Deceased Males Number of Deceased Females Mother Christian Name Annabelle Maiden Surname Dengai-air Age Approximately 26 years Where Born Wave Hill Usual Residence Wave Hill Name of Doctor Names of Nurse, etc Other lubras Address Wave Hill Signature of Parent Right thumb print of Tanami @ Kum-a-ree Father or Mother Father Present Residence Wave Hill Date 9. 3.1956 Witness to Informant Signature Max Giddings, book-keeper 24. 3.1956 Form of Information of Birth District Batchelor Name of Place Where Born Calvert Hills Child Date of Birth 4. 3.1956 Christian Name Nellie Sex Female Father Christian Name Dick Surname Kajabella Occupation Stockman Age 59 years Where Born Calvert Hills When Married Where Married Previous Issue Number of Deceased Males Number of Deceased Females Mother Christian Name Mary Maiden Surname Age 18 years Where Born Robinson River Usual Residence Calvert Hills Name of Doctor Names of Nurse, etc Wora Address Calvert Hills Signature of Parent Thumb print of mother Father or Mother Mother Present Residence Calvert Hills via Mt Isa Date 24. 3.1956 Witness to Informant Signature W A J Camp 28. 3.1956 Form of Information of Birth District Batchelor Name of Place Where Born Calvert Hills Child Date of Birth 28. 2.1956 Christian Name Dan Sex Male Father Christian Name George Surname Yanda-yeta Occupation Woodcutter Age 52 years Where Born Red Bank Mines When Married Where Married Previous Issue Kelly, aged 20 years Billy Kid, aged 18 years Irene, aged 16 years Mavis, aged 11 years Hazel, aged 8 years Florene, aged 7 years Jean, aged 5 years Rosie, aged 3 years Number of Deceased Males Number of Deceased Females Mother Christian Name Glady Maiden Surname Age 39 years Where Born Westmoreland Usual Residence Calvert Hills Name of Doctor Names of Nurse, etc Koyabbi Address Calvert Hills via Mt Isa Signature of Parent Thumb print of Glady Father or Mother Mother Present Residence Calvert Hills Date 28. 3.1956 Witness to Informant Signature W A J Camp 14. 4.1956 Form of Information of Birth District Northern Name of Place Where Born Banka Banka Child Date of Birth 17. 3.1956 Christian Name Patrick Jagamara Sex Male Father Christian Name Donald Badanjungo Surname Occupation Stockboy Age 46 years Where Born Banka Banka When Married Where Married Previous Issue Douglas, aged 10 years Daisy, aged 8 years Johnny, aged 6 years Dick, aged 4 years Jill, aged 4 years William, aged 2 years Number of Deceased Males Number of Deceased Females Mother Christian Name Nora Maiden Surname Bilginda Age 36 years Where Born Usual Residence Banka Banka Name of Doctor Bush birth Names of Nurse, etc Address Signature of Parent 'X' Nora, her mark Father or Mother Mother Present Residence Banka Banka Date 14. 4.1956 Witness to Informant Signature B A Christie, manager Banka Banka 7. 5.1956 Form of Information of Birth District Northern Australia Name of Place Where Born Wave Hill Police Station native camp Child Date of Birth 23. 4.1956 Christian Name Ronald Sex Male Father Christian Name Tom @ Ourriaddi Surname Occupation Police Tracker Age Approximately 35 years Where Born Vicinity of Tennant Creek When Married 1945 Where Married Tribally married at Wave Hill in 1945 Previous Issue Rosie, aged 7 years Robert, aged 2 years Number of Deceased Males Number of Deceased Females Mother Christian Name Maggie @ Murrai Maiden Surname Age Approximately 23 years Where Born Vicinity Hooker Creek Usual Residence Wave Hill Police Station native camp Name of Doctor Names of Nurse, etc Natives Minnie Bunyo and Minnie Address Wave Hill Police Station police camp Signature of Parent Thumb print Father or Mother Father Present Residence Wave Hill Police Station native camp Date 7. 5.1956 Witness to Informant Signature 15. 4.1956 Form of Information of Birth District Victoria River Name of Place Where Born Headstation Victoria River Downs Child Date of Birth 12. 4.1956 Christian Name Susan Sex Female Father Christian Name Doug Campbell H/C Surname Occupation Mechanic Offsider Age 45 years Where Born Wave Hill When Married Since Big Aida about 15 years of age Where Married Wave Hill Previous Issue Ruby, aged 15 years Noel, aged 14 years Doreen, aged 8 years Nancy, aged 6 years Sammy, aged 5 years George, aged 4 years Marie, aged 3 years Bill, aged 1 year Susan, born 12. 4.1956 Number of Deceased Males Number of Deceased Females Mother Christian Name Big Aida Maiden Surname Chingit Age 43 years Where Born Wave Hill Usual Residence Headstation Victoria River Downs Station Name of Doctor Names of Nurse, etc Old Mary, Gracie and Lucy Address Headstation, Victoria River Downs Signature of Parent Thumb print Father or Mother Mother Present Residence Headstation Victoria River Downs Date 15. 4.1956 Witness to Informant Signature 23. 5.1956 To Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages Births of the following Valerie Ann Scrymgour P/C Anthony Guy Mel Baylon Tangkeiramudja Death of Dick 24. 5.1956 To Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages Births of the following Valerie Ann Scrymgour P/C Guy Mel Baylon Tangkeiramudja Death of Dick 31. 5.1956 To Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages Births of the following Anita Ruth Cooper P/C Marie Anne Leslie Deaths of the following Lame Roy, also known as Stockman (narive name Nilku) Fat Jack, native name Babanolka 21. 5.1956 From Welfare Branch Elliott to Director of Welfare Mark, born 20.11.1955 Avon Downs, father Paddy, mother Ivy Brian, born 30. 3.1956 Alroy Downs, father Dick, mother Violet Maxwell Jangala, born 22. 4.1956 Newcastle Waters, father Dick, mother Hilda Kevin, born 11. 5.1956 Newcastle Waters, father Bobby, mother Eileen 1. 5.1956 Form of Information of Birth District Northern Australia Name of Place Where Born Limbunya Station Child Date of Birth 30. 4.1956 Christian Name Dick Sex Male Father Christian Name Bulla Surname Occupation Stockman Age ? Where Born Wave Hill When Married Where Married Previous Issue Number of Deceased Males Number of Deceased Females Mother Christian Name Daisy Maiden Surname Age Where Born Wave Hill Usual Residence Limbunya Station Name of Doctor Names of Nurse, etc Station natives Address Signature of Parent Thumbprint of Bulla Father or Mother Father Present Residence Limbunya Station Date 1. 5.1956 Witness to Informant Signature R F Jansen 1. 6.1956 From Police Wave Hill to OIC Northern Division I have not been able to obtain from the Manager of Limbunya Station any additional information to that on the attached 'Form of Information of Birth' concerning the birth of aboriginal Dick at Limbunya on 30. 4.1956. My information is that the father Bulla and his consort Daisy are, due to their lack of English words, hard to question. The parents have not been long at Limbunya Station and little is known of them there. 15. 6.1956 From Director of Welfare Births of Part Aboriginals Peter Gunner Harry Shadforth Frank Thomas Shadforth Births of Aboriginals Kathleen Jeffrey Jacob Kevin Maxwell Jangala Mark William Dick Brian Deaths of Aboriginals Jane Nahmah Unnamed infant (Maudie's baby) Whisky Wise Namarla 20. 6.1956 From Director of Welfare Births of Aboriginals Mavis Modma Badjiwanga Nabulein Daiguma Ngalbangadi (Margaret) Dalabalandjiama Dumalgridjaba Maiyindibulu Gumbaiya Miranmuli Dumungungaidja Nungulberri Yambori Shaun Eugenie Petrina Benita Mario 2. 7.1956 To Director of Welfare Births of the following Aborigines Paul Joseph Christopher Mirin Sheila Nabarula Laurentia Simon Ngali-ngali 27. 6.1956 Form of Information of Birth District Northern Name of Place Where Born Roper River Mission Child Date of Birth 19. 6.1956 Christian Name Winston Sex Male Father Christian Name Tom Surname Tarrdikul Occupation Stockman Age 31 years Where Born Urapunga When Married 19. 9.1944 Where Married Roper River Mission Previous Issue Lucille, aged 11 years Michael, aged 9 years Esau, aged 7 years Number of Deceased Males Number of Deceased Females Mother Christian Name Maud Maiden Surname Marrabu Age 29 years Where Born Roper Bush Usual Residence Roper River Mission Name of Doctor Names of Nurse, etc Sister Marie Coleman, Native Nancy Address Roper River Mission Signature of Parent Father or Mother Mother Present Residence Roper River Mission Date 27. 6.1956 Witness to Informant Signature 3. 7.1956 Form of Information of Birth District Northern Name of Place Where Born Roper River Mission Child Date of Birth 28. 6.1956 Christian Name Wilson Sex Male Father Christian Name Wilson Surname Munuma Kadjan Occupation Mission Worker Age 34 years Where Born Walker River, Northern Territory When Married Where Married Previous Issue Rex, aged 3 years Number of Deceased Males Number of Deceased Females 1 ? Mother Christian Name Judy Maiden Surname Dawurungu Age 17 years Where Born Roper Bush Usual Residence Roper River Mission Name of Doctor Names of Nurse, etc Sister Marie Coleman, Native Betty Address Roper River Mission Signature of Parent Father or Mother Mother Present Residence Roper River Mission Date 3. 7.1956 Witness to Informant Signature 18. 6.1956 From Patrol Officer Lovegrove, Elliott to Director of Welfare Birth of Sheila, a female aboriginal child, to aborigines McGregor and Fannie, at Rockhampton Downs on 5. 5.1956. 17. 7.1956 From Director of Social Services Adelaide to Director of Welfare Wants confirmation of the following births, deaths and marriages. (1) child Lucy Koollilla (born 15. 7.1943) married 16. 5.1956 (2) child Maggie Koollilla (born 25. 2.1954), deceased 30. 5.1956 26. 7.1956 Telegram Advise correct DOB of Shirley Dempsey. 26. 7.1956 Telegram Shirley Dempsey born 13. 3.1942 at Hatches Creek. 10. 7.1956 Form of Information of Birth District North Australia Name of Place Where Born Wave Hill Station Child Date of Birth 10. 7.1956 Christian Name Jennifer (elder) and Judith (twins) Sex Females Father Christian Name Donald (aboriginal) Surname Murrup-nga Occupation Stockboy Age Approximately 30 years Where Born Wave Hill When Married Where Married Previous Issue Number of Deceased Males Number of Deceased Females Mother Christian Name Violet Wadderi Maiden Surname Age 14 years Where Born Wave Hill Usual Residence Wave Hill Name of Doctor Names of Nurse, etc Camp lubras Address Wave Hill Signature of Parent Thumb print of Donald Father or Mother Father Present Residence Wave Hill Date 10. 7.1956 Witness to Informant Signature C Farrow 10. 7.1956 Form of Information of Birth District North Australia Name of Place Where Born Wave Hill Station Child Date of Birth 15. 6.1956 Christian Name Marjorie Sex Female Father Christian Name Farquharson Jack P/A Surname Nuan-gi Occupation Stockman Age Approximately 36 years Where Born Wave Hill When Married Where Married Not married Previous Issue Number of Deceased Males Number of Deceased Females Mother Christian Name Ida (aboriginal) Maiden Surname Oobin-gali Age 24 years Where Born Wave Hill Usual Residence Wave Hill Name of Doctor Names of Nurse, etc Camp lubras Address Wave Hill Signature of Parent Right thumb print Father or Mother Father Present Residence Wave Hill Date 10. 7.1956 Witness to Informant Signature C R Farrow 23. 4.1956 Form of Information of Birth District North Australia Name of Place Where Born Wave Hill Station Child Date of Birth 22. 6.1956 Christian Name Paula Sex Female Father Christian Name Farquharson Jack (Aboriginal) Surname Nuan-gi Occupation Stockman Age Approximately 36 years Where Born Wave Hill When Married Where Married Not married Previous Issue Number of Deceased Males Number of Deceased Females Mother Christian Name Baker Dolly (Aboriginal) Maiden Surname Age Approximately 41 years Where Born Wave Hill Usual Residence Wave Hill Name of Doctor Names of Nurse, etc Camp lubras Address Wave Hill Signature of Parent Right thumb print Father or Mother Father Present Residence Wave Hill Date 23. 6.1956 Witness to Informant Signature C R Farrow 12. 7.1956 From Welfare Branch Elliott to Director of Welfare Alice, daughter of Molly and Lauder, was born 26. 4.1956 at Banka Banka Station Kay, daughter of Hilda and John, was born 20. 6.1956 at Banka Banka Station Tim, son of Ginnie and Albert, was born 5. 7.1956 at Beetaloo Station 3. 8.1956 From Director of Welfare Birth of Marjorie Farquharson P/A Births of following Aborigines Alice Kay Tim Jangala Coleen Nurulama Jennifer (elder twin) Judith (younger twin) Paula Neneipinpurrka Nenimalkipa Johnny Christabelle Michael Max 23. 8.1956 From Director of Welfare Birth of George Thams P/A Births of the following Aborigines Isabel Nalwagait Herman Mariwanga Ngalwagaidj Percival Anna Shirley Kathleen 25. 7.1956 Form of Information of Birth District North Australia Name of Place Where Born Limbunya Station Child Date of Birth 20. 6.1956 Christian Name Shirley Sex Female Father Christian Name Clyde Surname Djai-ari Occupation Stockman Age Approximately 35 years Where Born Wave Hill When Married Where Married Previous Issue Number of Deceased Males Number of Deceased Females Mother Christian Name Mona Widbai-ai Maiden Surname Age Approximately 28 years Where Born Limbunya Station Usual Residence Limbunya Station Name of Doctor Names of Nurse, etc Station lubras Address Limbunya Station Signature of Parent Right thumb print Father or Mother Father Present Residence Limbunya Date 25. 7.1956 Witness to Informant Signature R F Jansen 26. 8.1956 From Welfare Branch Elliott to Director of Welfare Details of birth of Part-Aborigine child, Jimmy, to female Aborigine Lucy Undi at Alroy Downs Station on 30. 4.1956. The father is alleged to be a European who was employed at Alroy Downs early last year but is now somewhere in Queensland. 27. 8.1956 From Welfare Branch Elliott to Director of Welfare Rodney, son of unknown father and Bibbie H/C, born 2. 7.1956 at Brunette Downs Mary, daughter of Donald (deceased) and Jill, born 22. 7.1956 at Brunette Downs Alfred, son of Joe and Mary, born 31. 5.1956 at Tanumbirini Station Fauna, daughter of Roy and Elizabeth, born 3. 3.1956 at Tanumbirini Station Gwenny, daughter of Peter and Rita, born 15.10.1955 at Tanumbirini Station 3. 9.1956 From Director of Welfare Births of part-Aborigines Rodney and Jimmy. Births of following Aborigines. Mary Fauna Waiyeliba Marilyn May Alfred Mickey Joseph Gerard Claver 6. 9.1956 From Welfare Branch Elliott to Director of Welfare Barbara, born 20. 2.1956 Alexandria Station, father Paddy O'Keefe, mother Betty Wanjiminna Robert, born 24. 2.1956 Alexandria Station, father Danny Dilyarijunguru, mother Trixie Umaramub Clarence, born 4. 5.1956 Alexandria Station, father Unknown aborigine, mother Marjorie Girragoab 29. 8.1956 From Police Anthony's Lagoon to Director of Welfare Ethel was born on 26. 7.1956 at Calvert Hills and died at the same Station on 3. 8.1956. Believed to have died from pneumonia. 19. 9.1956 From Director of Welfare Births of the following Aborigines Lazarus Unnamed babe (stillborn) Barbara Romulo Longmere Tukunamieinja Audrey Robert Clarence Anna 19. 9.1956 From Director of Welfare to Manager Calvert Hills Station About the birth of Ethel. Was her father, Joe Clarke, European, part Aborigine or a full blood. 28. 9.1956 From the Director of Welfare Births of the following Aborigines Rachel Theodora Aurelia Robin Cedric Marius Janice Rosanna Inarama (Joyce) Unnamed female 27. 9.1956 From Allan McGuire of Byrne Brothers to the Director of Native Affairs Births at Tipperary Station :- Wednesday, born 5. 9.1956, father Gilbert Marranung Wingatt, mother Nellie Unnamed male, father Charlie Disbil, mother Maudie 12.10.1956 From the Director of Welfare Garry Nyambi I Gajag Wamad Maraijangabui Balang Christopher 23.10.1956 From Welfare Branch Elliott to the Director of Welfare Births at Wollogorang and Calvert Hills Stations Jimmy Janama, born 20. 8.1955 at Wollogorang Station, father Jack Walbungu, mother Jessie Ginaginjali Clara Niwanama, born 15. 1.1956 at Calvert Hills Station, father Paul Gaibalila, mother Daisy Jungundamara Emma Yaumbara 7/8C, born 10. 3.1956 at Wollogorang, father Toby Guraguju, mother Phylis Shadford 3/4C 2.11.1956 From the Director of Welfare Birth of part-Aborigines Emma Yaumbara, Elizabeth Morgan Anderson and Ray Petherick. Births of the following Aborigines Catherine Susan Aloysius Desmond Ronald Margaret Theresita 9.10.1956 From Welfare Branch Borroloola to Director of Welfare Attached is Registration of Birth form of a female child born to Aboriginal Emmalina at Borroloola on 6.10.1956. Following the birth the child appeared very light in colour, more so than the normal lightness associated with the birth of a full blood infant. I queried the mother, Emmalina, and was advised that the father was Lenin Anderson, a half caste son on Andy Anderson of Manangorah. Emmalina has had three children previously, two halfcastes and one full blood and her associations are siomewhat loose. 27.10.1956 Form of information of death of stillborn child to Irene Nungarai. Died at Warrabri Native Settlement. 2.11.1956 To Director of Welfare Death of stillborn child of Tommy Juburula and Irene Nungarai. 14.11.1956 From Director of Welfare Births of the following Aborigines Eric Wobana Teresa Wobana Unnamed babe (stillborn) Timothy James William Wobana Josie 6.11.1956 From Rose River Mission to Director of Welfare Birth of Eric Gardjiwarla at Groote Eylandt Mission 27.11.1956 From the Director of Welfare Births of the following Aborigines :- Gary Jalyeri Eric Gardjiwarla Dawson Barry Bonny Nambajimba Quebec Gloria Graham 29.11.1956 Form of Information of Birth District North Australia Name of Place Where Born Wave Hill Station Child Date of Birth 26.11.1956 Christian Name Richard Sex Male Father Christian Name Algie Surname Dung-gul-garrie Occupation Stockman Age Approximately 38 years Where Born Wave Hill When Married Where Married Previous Issue Dorothy, aged 10 years Freddie, aged 8 years Michael, aged 2 years Number of Deceased Males Number of Deceased Females Mother Christian Name Emilie Maiden Surname Yi-darwin Age Approximately 29 years Where Born Wave Hill Usual Residence Wave Hill Name of Doctor Names of Nurse, etc Camp lubras Address Wave Hill Signature of Parent Right thumb print Father or Mother Father Present Residence Wave Hill Date 29.11.1956 Witness to Informant Signature R A Sampson 27.12.1956 From Director of Welfare Birth of Part-Aborigine Josephine Edmunds Births of the following Aborigines :- Ann Unsulubuma (Marie) Rosemary Susan Lamerawoi Nagodjog Richard 27.12.1956 From Director of Welfare Birth of Part-Aborigines Daisy and Ethel Clark Births of the following Aborigines :- Smiler Abel Michael Nanimabirrimbirra Deiyangagulandja Wudagani Dungagiyabuma Dungagumeiyagwa Dumalamindunga Ignace Deeril 16. 1.1957 From Director of Welfare to Manager Victoria River Downs About birth of Hector Walbury. 16. 1.1957 From Director of Welfare to Groote Eylandt Mission About birth of Naninabirrimbirra. 15. 1.1957 Telegram Wants details of birth of Albert Presley H/C born Daly Waters about 1921. 17.12.1956 From Calvert Hills Station to Director of Welfare Joe Clarke, father of child Irene (deceased) was a British Half Caste Aboriginal. 8. 1.1957 From Welfare Branch Borroloola to Director of Welfare Registration of birth part-Aboriginal John Moriarty, mother Kathleen Mauamabinna Aboriginal Kathleen Mauamabinna has received a letter from her son, John Moriarty, requesting inter alia, his age and birthday. John Moriarty is a part aboriginal, and from records held at this office it appears that he left Borroloola as a ward of this branch and was residing at St Francis Home, Adelaide. He is now in his third year of apprenticeship as a Fitter and Turner and is living privately in Adelaide. Undated From Director of Welfare to welfare Branch Borroloola A John Moriarty was registered as a full blood Aboriginal. The father's name is unknown and the mother's name is registered as Kathleen Morrmy-bina. The date of birth registered is 10. 7.1937. 24. 1.1957 Telegram Please advise if birth Ethel Scrutton born Companion Springs Moutijinni district 25. 7.1956 is registered. Parents are Joe and Ruby Scrutton. 25. 1.1957 Telegram Birth of Ethel Scrutton is registered. 13. 2.1957 From Director of Welfare Births of the following Aborigines Unnamed infant (Wainmuli's baby) Maisie Rosie Theresa Kirkimbie Nanimabirrimbirra Eric Barnes Rosalie Iababulunga Tony Waraiyi Undated From Director of Welfare to Methodist Overseas Missions Darwin Attached are Forms of Information of Birth in respect of an unnamed female infant (Wadjilnga's baby) and Yilibowi. Also attached are Forms of Information of Death in respect of Borilimawoi and the unnamed infant referred to above, whose deaths occured at Yirrkala on 27.11.1956 and 18.12.1956 respectively. 18. 1.1957 From Umbakumba to Director of Welfare Birth of Tinginaprungkaka born 17. 1.1957 21. 2.1957 From Director of Welfare Births of the following Aborigines Tinginaprungkaka Bob Clara Marge Hector Peter Djawoima Yilila Djambeiyang Dumural Godili Yalmei Djarawoi Djarbridj 21.12.1956 Form of Information of Birth District North Australia Name of Place Where Born Kirkimbie Station Child Date of Birth 14.11.1956 Christian Name Kirkimbie Sex Female Father Christian Name Long Jimmy Surname Occupation Stockman Age Approximately 34 years Where Born Birrindudu Station When Married Where Married Previous Issue Number of Deceased Males Number of Deceased Females Mother Christian Name Mona Maiden Surname Age Approximately 20 years Where Born Sturt Creek Station Usual Residence Kirkimbie Station Name of Doctor Names of Nurse, etc Native Maggie Address Kirkimbie Station Signature of Parent Right thumb print Father or Mother Father Present Residence Kirkimbie Station Date 21.12.1956 Witness to Informant Signature Pendergast 1. 9.1956 Form of Information of Birth District Northern Australia Name of Place Where Born Limbunya Station Child Date of Birth 13. 8.1956 Christian Name Marge Sex Female Father Christian Name Teddy, aboriginal name Yuling Surname Occupation Stockboy Age About 27 years Where Born Wave Hill Station When Married Tribally married about 5 years ago Where Married Previous Issue Number of Deceased Males Number of Deceased Females Mother Christian Name Short Elsie aboriginal name Gjumyurari Maiden Surname Age About 35 years Where Born Inverway Station Usual Residence Limbunya Station Name of Doctor Names of Nurse, etc (native) natural birth Address Signature of Parent Right thumb print Father or Mother Mother Present Residence Limbunya Station Date 1. 9.1956 Witness to Informant Signature R F Jansen 9.10.1956 Police Alice Springs Re: Registration of birth of Elizabeth Forrester or Armstrong Original form filled out by mother Mary Forrester. Father is Harry Forrester. Mary Forrester's maiden name may have been Armstrong. 22. 2.1957 To Director of Welfare Harry Forrester was married in 1933 to Mary Taylor but has not lived with her for some 9 years. He is apparently living with Mary Armstrong at Henbury Station. Elizabeth is the product of this union. 5. 3.1957 From Welfare Branch Darwin to Welfare Branch Borroloola Registration of birth part aboriginal Daisy. Father is Joe Clarke. 27. 2.1957 Form of Information of Birth District Northern Name of Place Where Born Roper River Mission Child Date of Birth 6. 1.1957 Christian Name Samuel Sex Male Father Christian Name Duncan Surname Occupation Retired Tracker Age Approximately 40 years Where Born When Married Where Married Previous Issue Kathleen, aged 4 years Number of Deceased Males Number of Deceased Females Mother Christian Name Doreen Maiden Surname Age Approximately 35 years Where Born Usual Residence Roper Bar Police Station Name of Doctor Names of Nurse, etc Sister Marie Coleman, Native Rosie Address Roper River Mission Signature of Parent Father or Mother Mother Present Residence Roper Bar Police Station Date Witness to Informant Signature 27. 2.1957 Form of Information of Birth District Northern Name of Place Where Born Roper River Mission Child Date of Birth 19. 1.1957 Christian Name Daphne Sex Female Father Christian Name Dima Surname Bangardi Occupation Mission Employee Age 34 years Where Born Yirrkala When Married Where Married Yirrkala Previous Issue Gaimala, female, aged 6 years Bandirag, male, aged 2 years Number of Deceased Males Number of Deceased Females Mother Christian Name Juljul Maiden Surname Kalijan Age 38 years Where Born Usual Residence Roper River Mission Name of Doctor Names of Nurse, etc Baby born in camp, Clara witness Address Roper River Mission Signature of Parent Father or Mother Mother Present Residence Roper River Mission Date Witness to Informant Signature 14. 3.1957 From Director of Welfare Birth of part-Aborigine Barbara Sally Ann Grant. Births of the following Aborigines Ian Nicholas Edward Narpulaminya Paul Samuel Daphne Unnamed infant (Wadjilnga's baby) Yilibowi Leone Juliana Bruce Steven Ross Undated From Welfare Branch to Manager Brunette Downs About birth of Jenny on 17. 9.1956. Parents are Jerry and Elsie. 27. 3.1957 From Director of Welfare to Manager Alroy Downs. Birth of Kilrain Balbalangie. 22. 3.1957 From Victoria River Downs Station to Registrar Births. David Gordon, born 3. 1.1957, father Wallaby Badurij, mother Violet Derawal. Joseph, born 16. 3.1957, father Peter Burramadji, mother Ruby Biaun part Aborigine. 6. 4.1957 From Welfare Branch Borroloola to Director of Welfare About birth of Daisy P/A at Calvert Hills Station. . 4.1957 From the Director of Welfare Births of the following Aborigines Harry Shirley Tobias Ardonitchi Josefa Waiyumba (Irene) Ngalbangad Lachlan 29. 4.1957 Telegram Extract of birth of Charles Perkins urgently needed. Forward to him at 33 First Avenue Mellor Park South Australia. 16. 5.1957 Births of the following Aborigines:- Unnamed infant (child of Janie Naramul) Patricia Malachy Andre Savio Steven Don Alexander Romolo Nanunadjalana Nabaljijugwa Dummajinguba Dangiamadja Dalmidjuramandja Ruesel (?Puesel) Jenny Nungarima Stephen 13. 6.1957 From Director of Welfare Births of the following Aborigines:- Angela Mary John Bosco Gemma Michael Roger Rexford Garlandnog (Judy) Yarrayarrabi (Jimmy) Tungmalmieindja Muldainaidj (Christine) Daniel Patrick Margaret Elijah Leidjiwanga Mara-Bun Malcolm Ann Dulcie Julian Ngurumbidj Josepha Munnardunn Marie Clare Frances Mary Nelson Dudley Phillip William Farmer Hannah Mangaiyag Undated Form of Information of Birth District Victoria River Downs (North Australia) Name of Place Where Born Headstation Victoria River Downs Child Date of Birth 3. 1.1957 Christian Name David Gordon Sex Male Father Christian Name Wallaby Surname Badurij Occupation Stockman Age 27 years Where Born Humbert River When Married Tribal marriage approximately 1953 Where Married Victoria River Downs Previous Issue Number of Deceased Males Number of Deceased Females Mother Christian Name Little Violet Maiden Surname Derawal Age 20 years Where Born Mount Sandford Usual Residence Victoria River Downs Headstation Name of Doctor Names of Nurse, etc Old Violet, Connie (Aboriginals) Address Victoria River Downs Signature of Parent Father or Mother Present Residence Date Witness to Informant Signature Undated Form of Information of Birth District Victoria River Downs (North Australia) Name of Place Where Born Headstation Victoria River Downs Child Date of Birth 16. 3.1957 Christian Name Joseph Sex Male Father Christian Name Peter Surname Burramadji Occupation Gardener Age 67 years Where Born Gordon Creek When Married Tribal marriage approximately 1955 Where Married Victoria River Downs Headstation Previous Issue Number of Deceased Males Number of Deceased Females Mother Christian Name Ruby (part coloured) Maiden Surname Biaun Age 18 years Where Born Humbert River Station Usual Residence Victoria River Downs Head Station Name of Doctor Names of Nurse, etc Minnie, Big Ida, Clara (Aboriginals) Address Victoria River Downs Signature of Parent Father or Mother Present Residence Date Witness to Informant Signature 18. 4.1957 From Welfare Branch Borroloola to Director of Welfare Birth of aboriginal child, Dulcie, at McArthur River Station. 24. 4.1957 From Department of Health to Director of Welfare Births at East Arm Settlement Frances Mary, born 11. 4.1957, father Frank, mother Veronica Marie Clare, born 10. 4.1957, father Jack Scrymgour, mother Clare Mollomini 12. 5.1957 From Calvert Hills Station to Protector of Aboriginals Re your inquiry regarding Joe Clarke and Kathleen native girl who claims Clarke is the father of her child. They are not married she is a single woman and Clarke is a halfcaste young man about 19 years of age. He has always been treated as an aboriginal and has only been with us a couple of years. We do let him have his meals in the kitchen but otherwise he is always with the natives. His mother is on Calvert, of course like most young bucks Joe has a lot of girl friends. He was away droving when you were here last year. Signed E S Camp. 22. 4.1957 From Director of Welfare Births of the following Aborigines :- Banji Bangibu Budan Bidiga Douglas Durungubuingu Gawunawui Ganunu Guraingurain Gundain Walbai Yaranarawui Garanyida Janju Jungambi Jirban Keuin Patrick Limbajibawoi Mudbu Mawunjiwui Rurururuwui Wuraingu Wirimbij Undated From Welfare Branch to Groote Eylandt Mission Births of following :- Gawadanga Nungumadbarr Marambulanbad Murungun Mangalala Wurramara 19. 8.1957 Telegram From Alice Springs to Darwin Birth of Eileen Davidson 9. 5.1957 From Registrar General to Director of Welfare Re: Roy and Doris - Halfcaste children of Daisy Oraria I have received a form of information of birth of a child Clara apparently the issue of one Paddy Killimerrie, Police tracker, Timber Creek, aged 50 years and Daisy Oraria aged 22 years. On the form of information, the previous issue are shown as Roy aged 6 years and Doris aged 2 1/2 years. I referred the original form back to Paddy as it was not marked by him but only by the mother and also querying the parentage in so far as Paddy is concerned of Roy and Doris. Constable Conaghan of Timber Creek furnished a second form marked by Paddy but on it showed Roy and Doris as halfcastes. In the covering memorandum he states that Paddy is not the father of these two children who are halfcastes but that the two children were born since Daisy and Paddy commenced living together as man and wife and apparently Paddy has accepted responsibility for them. Searching back through my records I find that I have a registration of a Doris born on 27. 9.1954, the issue of Paddy Nhungali, stockman, 39 years of age and Daisy Nmamijina aged 20 years. Previous issue of this union was shown as Roy aged 4 years and Mindawuk age not shown. Although in each case, the father appears to be a man anmed Paddy, it is possible that they may be two different men. Could you enlighten me on this point, and have you a record of a Mindawuk being born of this union of either of them. What is causing me more concern however is the statement that both Roy and Doris are halfcaste and not the children of Paddy whether Nhungali or Killimerrie. If they are not his children, but obviously the children of a white man, I cannot register them as Paddy's children even though he accepts them as his. Can you give me any assistance from your records. If they are halfcastes then to register them as children of full bloods may imperil their freedom at a later age. At present, I have no registration of Roy but if matters can be straightened out, I may be able to register him also. 22. 8.1957 From Welfare Branch to Registrar General. Re: Roy and Doris - part coloured children of Daisy Oraria (Nguria) Investigation of our records has disclosed the following information:- The mother of the children has the European name of Daisy, Aboriginal name Nguria and is a member of the Nambidjina Group of the Mudbura tribe. Daisy was born on Monteginnie Station in 1934 and tribally married to Paddy Kilirrmirri on Monteginnie in 1946. The consort of Daisy, Paddy Lolirrmiri of the Jangari Group of the Jamindjun tribe was born at Timber Creek in 1906 and has for a number of years been employed as a Police Tracker at Timber Creek. Information obtained during the census discloses that Roy (aboriginal name Bandugani) was born to Daisy at Moolooloo Station in 1951 and that the alleged father was a European named Ron, employed as a cook. In 1953, at Victoria River Downs another child, Doris (aboriginal name Jigura) was born to Daisy and the alleged father was a European named Ted, employed as a stockman. Both of these children have been accepted by Paddy who is shown in our records as the Foster Father. Being part-coloured children neither Ray nor Doris have been included in the Register of Wards and for the purpose of Registration of Births they should be treated as non wards. . 8.1957 From Director of Welfare to Welfare Branch Katherine Dolbert (Bamu-Duru), son of Ward England (Banggala) was born at Katherine Hospital. 16. 8.1957 From Rockhampton Downs Station to Native Affairs Tennant Creek Birth of aboriginal child Heather. . 9.1957 From Director of Welfare to Victoria River Downs Birth of female aboriginal May Gumulari. 13. 9.1957 From Warrabri to Director of Welfare About birth of Ward Jennifer. Also mentions Splinter and Rosie who were brought to the Settlement on 11. 4.1957 from Daly Waters. Splinter away droving at present. 30. 9.1957 From Director of Welfare to Welfare Darwin Birth of Jane Jean Roberts. 30. 9.1957 From Director of Welfare to Warrabri Settlement. Birth of Jennifer, daughter of Splinter and Rosie. 7.10.1957 From Director of Welfare to Victoria River Downs. About birth of female aboriginal Rosalene Farquharson. Records from the Registrar General show the wife of Jack Farquharson is Ida Yarrup or Ida Ngarup-Nuddi. They were married on 11. 6.1956. Form of Information of Birth shows Rosalene's mother as Nellie. 12. 9.1957 Form of Information of Birth District Central Australia Name of Place Where Born Warrabri Settlement Child Date of Birth 9. 9.1957 Christian Name Jennifer Sex Female Father Christian Name Splinter Wanlima Surname Occupation Age 41 years Where Born When Married Tribal marriage Where Married Previous Issue Number of Deceased Males Number of Deceased Females Mother Christian Name Rosie Maiden Surname Korlilo? Age Where Born Usual Residence Daly Waters Name of Doctor Names of Nurse, etc Sisters Doyle and Jensen Address Warrabri Settlement Signature of Parent Thumb print Father or Mother Mother Present Residence Warrabri Settlement Date 12. 9.1957 Witness to Informant Signature Mr Ingham 1.11.1957 To Director of Welfare Births of the following :- Paley, born 30.10.1956 Warrulla, born 21.11.1956 Eileen King, born 25.12.1949 1.11.1957 From Umbakumba to Director of Welfare Registration of births of children of Nerrachunga Bara-Bara and Kunindja Bara. Children were born at Groote Eylandt Mission. Undated From Administrator to Registrar General Birth of Ethel Scrutton. 10. 9.1957 From Department of Health to Director of Welfare Birth at East Arm Settlement David (Narrigan), born 4. 9.1957, father Gowarin (Milando), mother Madge (Mialgoi) 27.12.1957 Form of Information of Birth District Northern Name of Place Where Born Born in bush in vicinity Roper Mission Child Date of Birth About 10.10.1957 Christian Name May Sex Female Father Christian Name Wilfred Surname Ngalambira Occupation Mission employee Age About 40 years Where Born Unknown When Married Native marriage in bush approximately 1952 Where Married Previous Issue Nipper, aged 4 years Alan, aged 2 years Number of Deceased Males Number of Deceased Females Mother Christian Name June Maiden Surname Julngwanu Age About 35 years Where Born Unknown Usual Residence Bush or Roper River Mission Name of Doctor Names of Nurse, etc Address Signature of Parent Father or Mother Mother Present Residence Roper River Mission Date 27.12.1957 Witness to Informant Signature 2. 1.1958 Form of Information of Birth District Northern Name of Place Where Born Roper River Mission Child Date of Birth 25.12.1957 Christian Name Carol Sex Female Father Christian Name Nabilia - Billy Surname Lalara Occupation Mission employee - Groote Eylandt Age 23 or 25 or 28 years Where Born Groote Eylandt When Married Where Married Previous Issue Number of Deceased Males Number of Deceased Females Mother Christian Name Elaine Maiden Surname Wundapal Age About 21 years Where Born Roper River Mission Usual Residence Roper River Mission Name of Doctor Names of Nurse, etc Sister J E Kendall and Ward Gertie Huddleston Address Roper River Mission Signature of Parent Father or Mother Mother Present Residence Roper River Mission Date 2. 1.1958 Witness to Informant Signature 6. 2.1958 From Police Rankine River to Director of Welfare Birth of Native Child Patricia on 20.12.1957 to Wards Bessie and Hector at Alexandria Station. 6. 2.1958 From Police Rankine River to Director of Welfare Birth of halfcaste child Joyce on 23. 8.1957 at Alexandria Station to Ward Jemima. This record has been censored. 6. 2.1958 Form of Information of Birth District North Australia Name of Place Where Born Alexandria Station Child Date of Birth 20.12.1957 Christian Name Patricia Sex Female Father Christian Name Hector Surname Uranyamulla Occupation Gardener Age About 57 years Where Born Tennant Creek When Married Tribal marriage approximately 1949 Where Married Alexandria Station Previous Issue Jeffrey, aged 8 years Maria, aged 4 years Number of Deceased Males Number of Deceased Females Mother Christian Name Bessie Maiden Surname Nareaja Age About 24 years Where Born Alexandria Station Usual Residence Alexandria Station Name of Doctor Names of Nurse, etc Aboriginal Nellie Address Alexandria Station Signature of Parent Right thumb print Father or Mother Father Present Residence Alexandria Station Date 6. 2.1958 Witness to Informant Signature James Alexander 6. 2.1958 Form of Information of Birth District North Australia Name of Place Where Born Alexandria Station Child Date of Birth On or about 23. 8.1957 Christian Name Joyce Female Sex Father Christian Name Censored (presumably important white man, PJM) Surname Censored Occupation Censored Age Censored Where Born Censored When Married Where Married Previous Issue Number of Deceased Males Number of Deceased Females Mother Christian Name Jemima Maiden Surname Bujingurinya Age About 28 years Where Born Walhallow Usual Residence Alexandria Station Name of Doctor Names of Nurse, etc Aboriginal Betty Address Alexandria Station Signature of Parent Right thumb print Father or Mother Mother Present Residence Alexandria Station Date 6. 2.1958 Witness to Informant Signature James Alexander 10. 4.1958 From Alroy Downs Station to Director of Welfare Birth of Topsy, daughter of Tommy and Maria of Alroy Downs Station. 21. 2.1958 From Director of Welfare to Beswick Creek Settlement Birth of Edward, child of Jacky and Lilly Birth of Leslie, child of Milton and Ethel 17. 1.1958 From District Welfare Officer to Director of Welfare Individual names are not given to children in this area until they are two or three years old. The father of May, Peter's mother, took his name with him when he died some years ago. 13. 1.1958 From Catholic Mission Port Keats to Director of Welfare Anna Karingari, mother of Julian Ngurumbidj There is no such person as Mary Magdalen Deeril at the Mission. There is a Mary Magdalen Nardeer and an Ignace Deeril. 13. 2.1958 From Police Station Rankine River to Director of Welfare Birth of male child Christie to Wards Clara and Jacky on 25.12.1957 at Alexandria Station. Jacky and Clara have one other child, Jacky, about five years of age. All the rest of Clara's children have different fathers. 24. 1.1958 From Department of Health to Director of Welfare Birth at East Arm Settlement Unnamed male baby born 10. 1.1958, mother Rita, Roper River area. Rita's baby is part coloured ........ censored ........ therefore will be registered not as an aboriginal. 25. 2.1958 Manbulloo Station Maudie Imumdilkin, Dec 23.12.1957 Minnie Mahdoolah, Dec 28. 8.1957 Alice Yarkankuna married Timmie 14. 2.1958 From the State School Burketown, Queensland to Director of Welfare Darwin If you have the information in your records please let me know the birth dates of the following five children. All are children of Hommet (or Mahommet) Hoosan who seems to have spent his lifetime in this area partly on one side of the border and partly on the other. Four of the children attend school here and the other may do so soon. The father doesnt seem to know the birthdate. 1. Abdulla Hoosan, aged 13 years 2. Kathleen Hoosan, aged 10 or 11 years 3. Margaret Hoosan, aged 7 years 4. Reg Hoosan, aged 4 or 5 years (these are children of Nina of Calvert Hills, Northern Territory. No 1 was probably born at .... Creek, Northern Territory. No 2 in Queensland. Nos 3 & 4 at Gallipoli, Northern Territory. 5. Hommet Hoosan, aged 10 or 11 years (son of Lena (deceased) also from Calvert Hills. No 5 may have been born in Queensland.) Hoosan, I gather, was married to Nina at Doomadgee Mission near Burketown a few years ago. 27. 2.1958 From Director of Welfare to State School Burketown. No birth for Hommet (or Mahommet) Hoosan can be found here. 11. 3.1958 From Health Department to Director of Welfare Births at East Arm Settlement Adrian, born 5. 3.1958, father Bernard (Kundun), mother Marie (Udinbijia) 1. 3.1958 Form of Information of Birth District North Australia Name of Place Where Born Alexandria Station Child Date of Birth 26. 2.1958 Christian Name Iris Sex Female Father Christian Name Rodney Surname Russell Occupation Stockman Age 20 years Where Born Sydney, NSW When Married Where Married Previous Issue Number of Deceased Males Number of Deceased Females Mother Christian Name Betty Maiden Surname Rankine Age About 16 years Where Born Alexandria Station Usual Residence Soudan Station Name of Doctor Names of Nurse, etc Aboriginals Clara and Myra Address Alexandria Station Signature of Parent Father or Mother Mother Present Residence Alexandria Station Date 1. 3.1958 Witness to Informant Signature James Alexander 28. 3.1958 From Health Department to Director of Welfare Birth at East Arm Settlement Gabriella, born 22. 3.1958 father Frank (Native), Walamojal, Muneia, Mara, 20 years, Roper River mother Veronica (Native), Mulwalain, Nalgamarang, Gunwuggu, 17 years, Oenpelli 10. 4.1958 From Director of Welfare to Roper River Mission Gavin, born 16.10.1957 at Roper River. Parents are Eric Guranburang and Elsie Marnburang _______________________________________________________________________
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