Church Missionary Society - Half-castes 1942 - 194


National Archives of Australia Series A431 Item CMS Canberra Office Church Missionary Society - Half-castes 1942 - 1947 NB The following are examples of the type of documents in this file. Copyright P J Mackett 2005 1st June, 1942 The Rev H M Arrowsmith Acting Secretary for Aborigines Church Missionary Society of Australia and Tasmania 109A Bathurst Street Sydney NSW Dear Mr Arrowsmith, I forward herewith copy of a list of the half-caste women and children who left Alice Springs on the 25th May in the care of the Reverend B Smith. To date we have not received from Mr Chinnery any advice regarding the movements forward to Sydney of any of the children, but no doubt Miss Dove has been in touch with you in this regard. Yours sincerely H A Barrender for Secretary AMENDED LIST Church of England Halfcastes from North and Alice Springs to Go to Church of England Mission in Southern States Train Leaving 04.00 on 25. 5.1942 Adults Females Tilly Dempsey Topsy Glynn Priscilla Herbert Alice Mills Harriett Parker Jessie White Rhoda Russell May Hill Eileen Briscoe Daisy Pearce Sporty Pearce Children Male David Mills Harold Quartermain John Hogan James Stirling Duke Cassidy Albert McNamee Bably Renner Harry Russell Wally McAurthur (McArthur) Henry Baker Jerry Hill Children Female Milly Glen Nora Carew Nettie Pearce Minnie Williams Norma Nicker Rona Glynn Joyce Herbert Barbara Mills Ana McPherson Heather McPherson Children - Female under 4 years Freda Glynn Children - Male under 4 years Joseph Russell Gordon Briscoe Babies in arms David Russell, male Annette White, female Helen Dempsey, female Children - Males - who arrived with Croker Island Party (Not on previous list.) Arnold, 13 years Wilton, 13 years Jim Foster, 10 years Alfred, 10 years John, 4 years Tim, 4 years Wilfred, 4 years Frederick, 13 years Welfare Officer Rev B Smith Number Travelling 1 Welfare Officer 11 Adult females 29 Children between 4 - 14 years 3 Children under 4 years 3 Babies in Arms ______________________________________________________________________________ Church Missionary Society of Australia and Tasmania CMS House 93 Bathurst Street Sydney New South Wales 4th May, 1944 The Secretary Department of the Interior Canberra Dear Sir Please find enclosed memorandum of names of children at our Half Caste Institution at Mulgoa for Sustenance Claim for the period 1. 1.1944 to 31. 3.1944. I trust you will find this in order. Yours faithfully H M Arrowsmith Acting Secretary for Aborigines Northern territory Half Castes in the Care of the Church Missionary Society of Australia and Tasmania. Department of Interior Sustenance Claim for Three Months Ended 31st March, 1944 Name From Where Admitted Frederick McCaw Roper River Ida Huddleston Roper River Rose Foster Booraloola Helen Wesley Mataranka Jim Foster Booraloola Cecily Huddleston Roper River Carey Hall Roper River Timothy Campbell Borraloola Heather Wesley Mataranka John Moriarty Booraloola Wilfred Huddleston Roper River Trevor Hall Roper River Kenneth Wesley Mataranka Laurel Burke Roper River Glen Roberts Roper River Wendy Burke Roper River Billy Wesley Mataranka Fay Hall Roper River Robert Huddleston Groote Eylandt (Janice Roberts) re-admitted Sydney (Janice Roberts) re-admitted Sydney Nora Carew Alice Springs Milly Glen Glen Helen Norma Nicker Alice Springs Nettie Pearce Alice Springs Harold Quartermain Alexandria, Queensland Albert McNamee Central Australia Jack Hogan Newcastle Waters James Stirling Joy Creek Duke Cassidy Wyndham Bobby Renner Tennants Creek Henry Baker Alexander, Queensland Harry Russel Barrow Creek Gordon Briscoe Alice Springs Jerry Hill Alice Springs Gerald Hampton Alice Springs John Hampton Alice Springs Cyril Hampton Alice Springs Kenneth Hampton Alice Springs Annette White Darwin Helen Dempsey Darwin Ross Pearce Sydney Ross Pearce (re-admitted) Sydney Wally Macarthur Macarthur River ____________________________________________________________________ Church Missionary Society of Australia and Tasmania CMS House 93 Bathurst Street Sydney New South Wales 14th April, 1944 The Secretary Department of the Interior Canberra Dear Sir Please find enclosed copy of Child Endowment Claim for the period 11th January, 1944 to 3rd April 1944, for your information. Yours faithfully H M Arrowsmith Acting Secretary for Aborigines Periodical Claim for Payment of Child Endowment Church Missionary Society Home for Half Castes, Mulgoa Period from 11 th January, 1944 to 3rd April, 1944 Name Born Laurel Burke 21.12.1939 Wendy Burke 10. 1.1941 Timothy Campbell 1. 4.1936 Rose Foster 1.10.1931 Jim Foster 1. 4.1933 Carey Hall 27.12.1935 Trevor Hall 11. 2.1939 Fay Hall 10. 9.1941 Gerald Clifford Hampton .1930 John Leslie Hampton .1932 Kenneth Valentine Hampton .1934 Cyril Anderson Hampton .1937 Ida Huddlestone 1.10.1930 Cecily Huddlestone 1.10.1935 Wilfred Huddlestone 10. 1.1938 Frederick McCaw 1. 4.1928 John Moriarty 1. 4.1938 Glen Roberts 19. 6.1940 Janice Roberts 25. 5.1943 Janice Roberts 25. 5.1943 (Janice's mother became ill and Janice was sent back) Helen Wesley 27. 4.1932 Heather Wesley 28.12.1936 Kenneth Wesley 17.10.1939 William James Wesley 1. 4.1941 Henry Baker 10. 5.1932 Gordon Briscoe 18.11.1939 Duke Cassidy .12.1930 Gerald Hill . 9.1936 John Hogan .12.1930 Walter McArthur .12.1933 (Absent in Penrith Hospital from January 10 - 25) Albert McNamee .12.1930 Harold Quartermain 4. 4.1929 Bobby Renner .12.1930 Harry Russell .12.1932 James Stirling (Was away 19 days on holidays paid for by CMS went to private home January 31) Milly Glen .12.1927 Norma Nicker .11.1936 Nettie Pearce 1.11.1929 Robert Huddlestone 5. 9.1941 Ross Pearce 27. 1.1943 (February 3 - 11 absent with mother, temporary job) Annette White 10. 9.1941 Helen Dempsey 29.11.1941 ___________________________________________________________________ Church Missionary Society of Australia and Tasmania CMS House 93 Bathurst Street Sydney New South Wales 18th January, 1944 The Secretary Department of the Interior Canberra Dear Sir The following are the members of staff at our Half Caste Institution at Mulgoa for the period 1st October to 31st December, 1943, namely : - Miss E Anderson - October to December 1953 37/10/- (Pounds) Mr and Mrs Miller - October to December 1953 63/-/- (Pounds) I also enclose statement for sustenance from 1st October to 31st December, 1943. Yours faithfully J W Ferrier per H M Arrow-Smith Acting Secretary for Aborigines Northern territory Half Castes in the Care of the Church Missionary Society of Australia and Tasmania. Department of Interior Sustenance Claim from 1st October to 31st December, 1943 Name From Where Admitted Age Sex Notes Frederick McCaw Roper River 15 M Ida Huddleston Roper River 13 F Rose Foster Booraloola 12 F Helen Wesley Mataranka 11 F Alfred Herbert Roper River 11 M Jim Foster Booraloola 10 M Joyce Herbert Roper River 8 F Cecily Huddleston Roper River 8 F Carey Hall Roper River 7 M Timothy Campbell Borraloola 7 M Heather Wesley Mataranka 7 F John Moriarty Booraloola 5 M Wilfred Huddleston Roper River 5 M Trevor Hall Roper River 4 M Kenneth Wesley Mataranka 4 M Laurel Burke Roper River 3 F Glen Roberts Roper River 3 M Wendy Burke Roper River 2 F Billy Wesley Mataranka 2 M Robert Huddleston Groote Eylandt 2 M Fay Hall Roper River 2 F Janice Roberts Sydney F Born 25. 5.1943 Nora Carew Alice Springs 15 F Milly Glen Ellen Helen C.A. 15 F Norma Nicker Alice Springs F Nettie Pearce Alice Springs 14 F Harold Quartermain Alexandria, Queensland 14 M Albert McNamee Central Australia 13 M Jack Hogan Newcastle Waters 13 M James Stirling Joy Creek 13 M Duke Cassidy Wyndham 13 M Bobby Renner Tennants Creek 13 M Wally MacArthur McArthur River 10 M Henry Baker Alexander, Queensland 10 M Harry Russel Barrow Creek 11 M Gordon Briscoe Alice Springs 4 M Jerry Hill Alice Springs 6 M Gerald Hampton Alice Springs M John Hampton Alice Springs M Cyril Hampton Alice Springs M Kenneth Hampton Alice Springs M ___________________________________________________________________________ Kirkston Rupert Street Windsor Brisbane 5th March, 1943 Dear Mr Barringer Mulgoa I visited Mulgoa hostel and inspected children in the State school and adults working in homes throughout the district and in the Penrith hospital. Everyone looked well and appeared to be happy and contented. There was greatest harmony between the European children and our charges in the state school. Harriet Parker This elderly woman inmate of Mulgoa wishes to be transferred to Balaklava to be amongst her friends there. I requested the CMS to make the necessary arrangements for her escort and movement. Mrs Hamilton After discussion with the CMS I visited Mrs Hamilton at Hazelwood in the Blue Mountains. She assured me that she was in a position to look after herself. This was confirmed by the Rev Taylour and his son and daughter who were at one time, missionaries on Groote Eylandt and know Mrs Hamilton well. Mr Ferrier then told Mrs Hamilton that she could call at Mulgoa at any time and collect her children and be- longings. No further trouble is expected on this score between the CMS and Mrs Hamilton herself. Priscilla Herbert This woman is a leper. She requested the NSW Aboriginal Board to remove her children from Mulgoa to Cootamundra. I visited her at the Lazarette and having seen her children happily playing the school at Mulgoa induced her to leave them there for the present, at the same time advising her that we would take them in at Balaklava if she insisted that they be removed from Mulgoa. Mr Ferrier is going to take the children to see her occasionally and in this way allay her fears. Both Herbert and Hamilton unrest have been due to intervention by the Taylours who did not appear to be in har- mony with the welfare plans of the CMS Committee. I saw the Taylours and asked them to refrain from actions likely to upset the half castes themselves, at the same time assuring them that any suggestions would be closely examined by us. Mrs Barbara Rofe I should be glad if you could advise Mrs Rofe that no half caste labour is at present available. Discussion of National Policy Aboriginals with National Missionary Council I informed the Secretary of the NMC that as matters stood at present, I was not in a position to discuss the position from the Commonwealth point of view. Methodist Mission Evacuees I visited the Methodist Mission charges at Otford. A number of them were laid up with whooping cough but there was every evidence of contentment and progress. Pt McLeay Mission I enclose for your information a copy of a letter from Senator McLeay and my reply thereto. Kindest regards to everyone, trusting you are well E W P Chinnery ___________________________________________________________________________________ Church Missionary Society of Australia and Tasmania List of Adult Evacuees (Enclosed in letter to Department Social Services 6. 1.1943) Name Age From Status Children Naomi Holmes 34 Mataranka Married Marie Burke 30 Roper Unmarried 2 Dorcas Wesley 30 Mataranka Married 4 Marjorie Hamilton 28 Groote Married 7 Margaret Hall 28 Roper Married 3 Florence Huddlestone 23 Groote Married 1 Rita Lewis 22 Groote Single Jessie Huddlestone 19 Roper Single Alice Roberts 19 Roper Single Eileen Briscoe 23 Alice Springs Single 1 Lilian Dempsey 21 Darwin Single 1 Topsy Glyn 23 Alice Springs Single 2 May Hill 23 Alice Springs Single 1 Alice Mills 35 Darwin Single 2 Harriet Parkers 44 Darwin Single Jessie White 20 Darwin Single 1 Daisy Pearce 18 Alice Springs Single Betty Pearce 19 Alice Springs Single _________________________________________________________________________________ Church Missionary Society of Australia and Tasmania 109A Bathurst Street Sydney New South Wales 16th October, 1942 The Director-General Social Services Dept Canberra Dear Sir Some time ago in response to a query of mine concerning the maintenance of half caste women evacuees from Northern Australia you asked me to furnish you with a list of these people, and for certain particulars concerning them. I now enclose this list. The vital question is as to who is bearing the cost of the maintenance. The Church Missionary Society is actually conducting the work among the half caste children at 'Milleewa' and Mulgoa, as a part of an uplift scheme sponsered by the Department of the Interior. The work was to have been done at Groote Eylandt and on the evacuation we undertook the immediate responsibility, the Department of Interior instructing us to utilise certain funds available for building purposes under the scheme. Our disinbursements so far on account of evacuees, not only of the children but also of these adults have been met from these funds. As you will see some of these women have gone to certain tasks, for which they receive remuneration. These are mainly the more sophisticated adults from Alice Springs. The group at Milleewa have in some cases such domestic responsibilities with their families that they are unable to go out. Some have positions that give them one or two days per week. In some cases money is available from husbands, but others must continue to be a charge on Government funds. Those who have obtained employment have for short or long periods been cared for at either 'Milleewa' or Mulgoa. This is a preliminary report concerning which I shall be glad to hear from you. Yours faithfully J W Ferrier Secretary for Aborigines Church Missionary Society of Australia and Tasmania Half Caste Women Connected with Mulgoa at September 1942 Name Age Children From By Who Evacuated Now at Eileen Briscoe 23 1 Alice Springs Native Affairs Mr Higgin, Burwood Rd, Burwood Lilian Dempsey 21 Darwin Native Affairs Penrith District Hospital Topsy Glynn 23 2 Alice Springs Native Affairs 'Terlings' Station, Moree May Hill 23 1 Alice Springs Native Affairs 'Cranbrook' Guest House, Lindfield Alice Mills 35 2 Darwin Native Affairs Still at Rectory, Mulgoa Harrier Parker 44 Darwin Native Affairs Penrith District Hospital Jessie White 20 1 Darwin Native Affairs Penrith District Hospital May Pearce 18 Single Alice Springs Native Affairs Penrith District Hospital Betty Pearce 19 Single Alice Springs Native Affairs Rev E J Davidson, Trahlee Road, Bellevue Hill Church Missionary Society of Australia and Tasmania Half Caste Women at 'Milleewa' Ashfield at September 1942 Name Age Married Children From By Who Evacuated Now at Naomi Holmes 34 Married Mataranka Native Affairs Milleewa Marie Burke 30 Single 2 Roper Native Affairs Milleewa Dorcas Wesley 30 Married 2 Mataranka Native Affairs Milleewa Margery Hamilton 28 Married 7 Groote Native Affairs Milleewa Margaret Hall 28 Married 3 Roper Native Affairs Milleewa Florence Huddlestone 23 Married 1 Groote Native Affairs Milleewa Rita Lewis 22 Single Groote Native Affairs Milleewa Jessie Huddlestone 19 Single Roper Native Affairs Milleewa Alice Roberts 19 Single 1 Roper Native Affairs Milleewa
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