Roman Catholic Mission Garden Point 1944 - 1951


National Archives of Australia Darwin Office Series F1 Item 1949/455 Roman Catholic Mission Garden Point 1944 - 1951 Letter dated June 1951 about Maintenance of Halfcaste Children of Major Sullivan Sullivan is the father of six children, four of whom are inmates of the Garden Point Mission. Mae and Rita were admitted in April 1945 and Matthew and Donna in March 1951. These dates are only approximate. Sullivan is willing to pay maintenance for the above four children. Sullivan is maintaining two children, in addition to the four in the Mission, and a wife. Letter dated 20. 2.1951 about Clare Mollomini She was left off the list for December 1950 by an oversight. She returned from Channel Island on 12. 2.1949. Memo circa 1946 with handwritten date 26. 8.1946 When the three children Monica, Agnes and Billy came to us from Tipperary we gave them the surname BROCK and were afterwards told their name was CROSBY. However we have since discovered that ARCHIE CROSBY is no relation to the children and has no claim on them, consequently they will be listed under the former surname of BROCK in future. The girl Maureen NAMBI was baptised with the surname ABBOTT and in future will be listed as Maureen ABBOTT. Letter dated 25th June 1945 (1) Maria Hugel, Gabriella, Irene and Andrew are missing on the May list. (2) It is assumed that Lucas is the child who died at Melville Island some time ago. Letter 6. 7.1945 from Catholic Mission, Melville Island to Native Affairs Branch Alice Springs. Dear Sir By same mail under separate cover I am forwarding some of the Histories of the Half-castes within our care. I have not sufficient copies for the remainder, as we have ninety-four children here now, so will continue when I receive a further supply of papers. The birthdays of the children are usually not known so we give to each a date when they come to us, these I have shown on the history. In some cases the date was given to us but in the majority of cases we kney only the year of birth. The children look forward to having a little treat on each birthday so I find it better to give them a fixed date. With regard to surnames - some children have them when they come, others do not and these seem to question the fact as they get older, therefore we have commenced to give them all a surname; in the case of some of the children born of black mothers on M.I. we have given some native name connected with the mother or tribe, etc. The three little children from Brock's Creek, we called Brock; the two little babies from Alice Springs, Felicity Freeman and Perpetua Parnell. If I give the remainder of the children names which I intend to do in future I will put the children on the monthly list under their NEW SURNAMES in alphabetical order, so I trust this will not be confusing for your office. The Christian name will of course remain the same for I have notified you of any change in this respect, putting the name we call them now as a second name in most cases. ..... Watson (Billy), Henry Hunter and Stanislaus ...... came from Bathurst Island Mission on 30th June. I will send in their history when I receive more papers. Mick Heenan went to Darwin Hospital to have his tonsils removed on 22nd June and has not yet returned. Urban went to Darwin Hospital with Cellulitis on 15th June and has not yet returned but is making good progress. Maureen Nambi went to Darwin Hospital on 2nd July with swelling in glands and has not yet returned and we have not heard as yet how she is progressing. I forgot to mention last time that Maria Hugul and Andrew are no longer at our Mission. Maria is married to a black at Snake Bay and her son Andrew is with her. She is a full blooded aboriginal and so is her son. This information has been sent before to the Native Affairs. Thanking you Yours sincerely S M Annunciata Sister in Charge Letter dated 2. 4.1944 from W E Harney to the Director of Native Affairs. On the 14th March and again on the 22nd March I visited (with Lieut. Morris) the Garden Point Mission and while there I told Father Connors the reason I was visiting the Mission. He was definitely hostile to both myself and later Lieut. F Morris. In the presence of both Lieut. F Morris and myself he made some very strong remarks against the Branch - asuc as 'Bull- shit', ' a lot of yellow curs', 'lost face', 'Americans have given natives assistance and government nothing'. I explained to him the work performed by Mr J B Gribble til September when he entered the Navy and then carried on, also how Mr J Murray remained at Delissaville on patrols. To all this he only smiled and mentioned 'Bull-shit' etc. Resenting this attitude I left the place and went down to the boat 'Toorbul' and never returned. The halfcaste children here look well, but have had no schooling since the sisters left before the bombing of Darwin. They sleep in beds which had blankets and their dormitary was under one of the large houses there, their food was well cooked by Mrs Liddy and served on tables with plates etc. I was certainly shocked to see these children scrambling for water melon rinds and heard the strong remarks that were made afterwards by the visiting people (Americans and Australian Navy) who were there, but I think they accepted our explanation that we were unaware of this set-up. Mrs Liddy asked me to see about a holiday for her, as although she liked the place, yet somehow she was 'out of it all' and needed a little rest. REMARKS I consider Father Connor's remarks were unjust, this Branch has visited his place in the past, and now and then sent him tobacco for his natives. This anti-native affairs and anti-administration feeling at times is indeed unjust, at all times we have helped, even loaded foodstuffs into mission boats and assisted their natives. In the past people have acted against our control by 'holding women in town' as Brother Quinn did with Bul-Bil and Nancy. Everywhere the officers of this branch have met this attitude as witness Brig. Dollery's remarks to Mr White and myself - 'What has the Administration and Native Affairs done for the natives since 19th February, 1942'? These remarks and Father Connor's attitude is the direct result of this 'anti' attitude in the past. I ask that these half-caste children be given schooling that they will in future be educated enough to enable them to marry the convent educated girls who were sent down South. I will also visit this place again the the near furure. W E Harney Patrol Officer Native Affairs Branch ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Aboriginal Institution - Half-Yearly Return Aboriginal Regulation 5 - (1), (2) Return of Children Maintained and Educated For Period Ended 30th June, 1946 Catholic Mission Melville Island Name Age Sex Caste School Mother (EuropeanName) Mother (Aboriginal Name) District (yrs) (yrs) Kathleen AVON 13 F H/C 4 Rose Avon Downs Marie BAILEY 7 F H/C 2 Mabel (deceased) Alice Springs Mercia BARNABAS 14 F F/B 4 Nora (deceased) Groote Eylandt Monica BROCK 9 F H/C 1 Lizzie Brocks Creek Agnes BROCK 6 F H/C 1 Lizzie Brocks Creek Irene BROWN 6 F H/C 1 Melville Island Petrina CAPSAN 3 F H/C - Bathurst Island Anna CRIFORIU 9 F H/C 4 Polly Ambaquambarilla Melville Island Geraldine CUSACK 18 F 1/4C 8 Lily Cusack Darwin Ivy Dorothea DEMPSEY 15 F H/C 4 Jessie Lake Nash Margaret DUNCAN 5 F 1/4C 5 m Alice Springs Loreto DUBBINS 5 F 1/4C 5 m Mary DUBBINS Thursday Island Carmel Daisy FERBER 11 F H/C 3 Alice Springs Felicity FREEMAN 1 F H/C - Alice Springs Mercy GORMAN 17 F H/C 4 Nora Wenna Port Keats Gabrielle GRAY 8 F H/C 1 Bathurst Island Zelma Magdalen KOKOMI 15 F H/C 6 Nora Wagalamata Melville Island Thecla LOPEZ 17 F H/C 6 Lucy LOPEZ Darwin Evelyn LIDDY 12 F 1/4C 5 Daisy Liddy Darwin Louise MARTIN 13 F H/C 4 Jemima Powell's Creek Fabienne (Fay) MINCHIN 5 F 1/4C 5 m Elsie MINCHIN Darwin Therese MATSUMOTO 7 F H/C 2 Ellen MATSUMOTO Broome Frances McKEE 6 F H/C 1 Dolly McKEE Darwin Maria (Laura) McKENZIE 11 F 1/4C 3 Rita Mount Doreen Lily Josephine NUMAJA 13 F F/B 5 Milly Numaja? Victoria River Downs Maureen NAMBI (ABBOTT) 14 F H/C 3 Numaja? Barrow Creek Ruby Philomena PALMER 17 F H/C 5 Copper Adelaide River Rose PARRY 17 F H/C 5 Rosie Daly River Michael HEENAN 14 M H/C 5 Alice SPrings Ted HENRY 16 M H/C 6 Maria Wave Hill Henry HUNTER 13 M H/C 3 Batthurst Island Roy LEWIS 13 M H/C 5 Avon Downs Alfie LIDDLE 14 M H/C 5 Wichara Dunn's Plains John LIDDY 15 M H/C 8 Daisy LIDDY Alexandra Station Reginald LIDDY 14 M H/C 6 Daisy LIDDY Darwin Laurence LIDDY 14 M H/C 6 Daisy LIDDY Darwin Anthony LIDDY 10 M H/C 4 Tamutuata Melville Island Matthew LORENZO 15 M H/C 5 Alice Springs John LONG 9 M H/C 2 Ouida Pine Creek Joe MADRILL 19 M H/C 7 Darwin Gerard MATSUMOTO 9 M H/C 3 Ellen MATSUMOTO Broome Philip MATSUMOTO 5 M H/C 5 m Ellen MATSUMOTO Broome Dominic MATSUMOTO 3 M H/C - Ellen MATSUMOTO Darwin Clyde McKEE 8 M H/C 2 Holly McKEE Mount Doreen Ted McKENZIE 10 M H/C 4 Rita Hatches Creek Jimmy O'DONOGUE 10 M H/C 3 Annie Melville Island Cyril RIOLI 11 M H/C 4 Alice Springs Bernard RAPHAEL 5 M H/C 1 Tepatemu Melville Island George STASSI 11 M H/C 4 Darwin Richard SHIELDS 4 M H/C - Scholastica SHIELDS Darwin Christopher SHIELDS 1 M H/C - Scholastica SHIELDS Bathurst Island Stanislaus STANLEY 5 M H/C 5 m Tennant Creek Ambrose TOMLINS 15 M H/C 8 Mary Tiperapuaino Melville Island Anastasius VIGONA 13 M H/C 5 Melville Island Will WATSON 11 M H/C 2 Dolly Menindee Kevin WYMAN 3 M H/C - Sara Tipperary Station Harry WILSON 11 M H/C 2 m Martha PIU 11 F H/C 4 Poonatangawiu Melville Island Melanie PARAWOPPI 9 F H/C 4 Piparoo Melville Island Perpetua PARNELL 1 F H/C - Oodnadatta Genevieve RENU 12 F H/C 6 Telamenoyu Melville Island Mary RODELAS 13 F 1.4C 7 Susanne RODELAS Darwin Phillipine (Thora) SUNTER 18 F H/C 5 Dorothy Bathurst Island Eileen SLOPER 11 F H/C 4 Maudie Banka Banka Nora SULLIVAN 6 F H/C 2 Doreen Alice Springs Dorothy SHIELDS 6 F 1/4C 2 Scholastica SHIELDS Darwin Rita SULLIVAN 9 F H/C 1 Ellen SULLIVAN Tipperary Station May SULLIVAN 6 F H/C 1 Ellen SULLIVAN Tipperary Station Marjorie TAMUTI 13 F H/C 7 Pararanyo Melville Island Edwina TIPPONOVMARI 13 F H/C 7 Tachiango Melville Island Helena TABUTI 11 F H/C 4 Palatapo Melville Island Barbara TIPPOLAY 9 F H/C 4 Blasmaki Melville Island Catherine TAMPORAWAY 8 F H/C 3 Karillaboo Melville Island Freda UMPALACCIAMARI 12 F H/C 6 Aniatames Melville Island Imelda WALKER 15 F H/C 7 Daisy Nutwood Downs Isabel WEBSTER 13 F 1/4C 6 Ada WEBSTER Menindie Maude WYMAN 11 F H/C 4 Ethel Menindie Pamela Noela WILLIAMS 7 F H/C 2 Annie WILLIAMS Torres Strait Freddie BENNETT 13 M H/C 5 Nellie Katherine Peter BROGAN 15 M H/C 6 Topsy Darwin Jacky BURKE 12 M H/C 2 Moopiu Port Keats Michael BURNS 5 m M H/C - 'Bobby' BURNS Channel Island Billy BROCK 7 M H/C 1 Tipperary Station Paul CAMPBELL 14 M H/C 4 Harriet CAMPBELL Borroloola Alec CAMPBELL 11 M H/C 4 Harriet CAMPBELL Borroloola Tom CLEARY 10 M H/C 4 Elsie HAYWOOD Banka Banka Urban COSTA 10 M H/C 4 Melville Island Albert CLAYTON 18 M H/C - Darwin John CUSACK 11 M H/C 4 Jean Mount Doreen Tom CUSACK 9 M H/C 4 Mollie Mount Doreen Raymond CADELL 6 M 1/4C 1 Alice CADELL Darwin Joseph CADELL 4 M 1/4C - Alice CADELL Darwin Dinny DUNN 18 M H/C Jessie Lake Nash Ferber DARCY 12 M H/C 5 Arltunga Peter GRANT 12 M H/C 5 Tepapeto Melville Island Joseph (James) GRAHAM 10 M H/C 4 Darwin John GREDDON 7 M H/C 2 Hannah GREDDON Channel Island ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Statement of Half-Castes maintained at Catholic Mission Melville Island, for Month of May 1945 Girls 1. Mrs Daisy Liddy (adult) 2. Anna 3. Agnes Mary (admitted 4th May, 1945, Brocks Creek) 4. Barbara 5. BAILEY Marie 6. Billy (William Stanislaus, admitted 4th May 1945) This entry crossed out 6. Catherine 7. CUSACK Geraldine 8. DEMPSEY Ivy Dorothea 9. DUBBINS Loreto 10. Edwina 11. Eileen Teresa 12. FERBER Carmel Daisy 13. Felicity Anne (Minette) 14. Freda 15. Genevieve 16. Helena 17. Kathleen 18. LIDDY Evelyn 19. Lily Josephine 20. LOPEZ Thecla 21. Louise 22. MATSUMOTO Therese (Tomoko) 23. Mercy (Mercia) 24. Marjorie 25. Margaret 26. Martha 27. Melanie 28. Mercy Rose 29. MINCHIN Fay (Fabienne) 30. Maise (Monica) (admitted 4th May 1945, Brocks Creek 31. McKEE Frances 32. McKENZIE Laura Maria 33. NAMBI Maureen 34. PALMER Philomena (Ruby) 35. PARRY Rose 36. Perpetua Joan (Joy) 37. RODELLAS Mary 38. SULLIVAN Nora 39. SULLIVAN Rita (Admitted 4th May 1945, Brocks Creek) 40. SULLIVAN May (Admitted 4th May 1945, Brocks Creek) 41. SUNTER Thora (Phillipine) 42. SHIELDS Dorothy Mary 43. WALKER Imelda 44. WEBSTER Isabel Gertrude 45. WILLIAMS Pamela Noela 46. WYMAN Maude Agnes 47. Zelma Magdalen Boys 1. Anastasius 2. BENNETT Freddie 3. BURKE Jacky 4. CAMPBELL Alex 5. CAMPBELL George 6. CADELL Raymond Henry 7. CADELL Joseph Verius 8. CLAYTON Albert 9. CLEARY Tom 10. CUSACK John 11. CUSACK Thomas 12. Cyril 13. BROGAN Peter 14. DUNN Dinny 15. FERBER D'Arcy 16. George 17. GRAHAM James 18. HEENAN Michael 19. HENRY Edward 20. GREDDON John 21. LIDDLE Alfie 22. LIDDY John 23. LIDDY Reginald 24. LIDDY Laurence 25. LIDDY Anthony (Toby) 26. LEWIS Roy (Aloysius) 27. LONG John 28. Matthew 29. MADRILL Thomas 30. MATSUMOTO Gerard (Eichi) 31. MATSUMOTO Phillip (Hida Yi) 32. MATSUMOTO Domonic (Tatsuto) 33. McKEE Clyde 34. McKENZIE Edward 35. RAPHAEL Bernard 36. O'DONOGHUE Jimmy 37. Peter 38. SHIELDS Richard 39. SHIELDS Christopher 40. TOMLINS Ambrose 41. Urban 42. William (Billy) (Admitted 4th May 1945, Brocks Creek) 43. WYMAN Kevin John (Keith) Statement of Half-Castes maintained at Catholic Mission Melville Island, for Month of October 1944 1. Mrs Daisy Liddy (adult) 2. Gabriella 3. Irene 4. Maria Hugul 5. Andrew 6. Anastase 7. BENNETT Freddie 8. CAMPBELL Alec 9. CAMPBELL George 10. CLAYTON Albert 11. CLEARY Tom 12. Cyril 13. BROGAN Peter 14. DUNN Dinny 15. FERBER D'Arcy 16. George 17. GRAHAM James 18. HEENAN Michael 19. HENRY Edward 20. Lucas 21. LIDDLE Alfred 22. LIDDY John 23. LIDDY Reginald 24. LIDDY Laurence 25. LIDDY Toby 26. LEWIS Roy 27. LONG John 28. Matthew 29. MADRILL Thomas 30. McKEE Clyde 31. O'DONOGHUE Jimmy 32. Peter 33. TOMLINS Ambrose 34. UREAN Statement of Half-Castes maintained at Carrieton, South Australia, during the month of October 1944. Girls 1. Anna 2. Barbara 3. BAILEY Marie 4. Catherine 5. CUSACK Geraldine 6. DEMPSEY Ivy Dorothea 7. Edwina 8. Eileen 9. FERBER Daisy Carmel 10. Freda 11. Genevieve 12. Helena 13. Kathleen 14. LIDDY Evelyn 15. Lily (Josephine) 16. LOPEZ Thecla 17. Louise 18. Mercy 19. Marjorie 20. Margaret 21. Martha 22. Melanie 23. Mercy Rose 24. McKEE Frances 25. MINCHIN Fay 26. McKENZIE Laura Maria 27. PALMER Ruby Philomena 28. PARRY Rose 29. RODELLAS Mary 30. SULLIVAN Nora 31. SUNTER Thora (Phillipine) 32. WALKER Imelda 33. Zelma Magdalen 34. NAMBI Maureen 35. SHIELDS Dorothy Mary 36. MATSUMOTO Therese 37. McLENNAN Patricia 38. McLENNAN Frances Susanne 39. McLENNAN Ada Elizabeth 40. DABY Agnes 41. MATSUMOTO Therese (Thomascene) Boys 42. CUSACK John 43. CUSACK Thomas 44. McKENZIE Edward 45. GREDDON John 46. RAPHAEL Bernard 47. AMBROSE Richard 48. HENSLEY Raymond John 49. MATSUMOTO Hida Yi (Phillip) 50. MATSUMOTO Eichi (Gerard) 51. MATSUMOTO Tatsuro (Dominic) 52. SHIELDS John Richard 53. CADELL Raymond Henry 54. CADELL Joseph Verius Statement of Half-Castes maintained at Carrieton, South Australia, during the month of August 1944. Girls 1. Anna 2. Barbara 3. BAILEY Marie 4. Catherine 5. CUSACK Geraldine 6. DEMPSEY Ivy Dorothea 7. Edwina 8. Eileen 9. FERBER Daisy Carmel 10. Freda 11. Genevieve 12. Helena 13. Kathleen 14. LIDDY Evelyn 15. Lily (Josephine) 16. LOPEZ Thecla 17. Louise 18. Mercy 19. Marjorie 20. Margaret 21. Martha 22. Melanie 23. Mercy Rose 24. McKEE Frances 25. MINCHIN Fay 26. McKENZIE Laura Maria 27. PALMER Ruby Philomena 28. PARRY Rose 29. RODELLAS Mary 30. SULLIVAN Nora 31. SUNTER Thora (Phillipine) 32. WALKER Imelda 33. Zelma Magdalen 34. NAMBI Maureen 35. SHIELDS Dorothy 36. MATSUMOTO Therese (Tomoko) Boys 37. CUSACK John 38. CUSACK Thomas 39. McKENZIE Edward 40. GREDDON John 41. RAPHAEL Bernard 42. AMBROSE Richard 43. HENSLEY Raymond John 44. MATSUMOTO Phillip (Ronnie) 45. MATSUMOTO Gerard (Ernie 46. MATSUMOTO Dominic (Peter) 47. SHIELDS Richard John Statement of Half-Castes maintained at Catholic Mission Melville Island, for Month of August 1944 1. Mrs Daisy Liddy (adult) 2. Gabriella 3. Irene 4. Maria Hugul 5. Andrew 6. Anastase 7. BENNETT Freddie 8. CAMPBELL Alec 9. CAMPBELL George 10. CLAYTON Albert 11. CLEARY Tom 12. Cyril 13. BROGAN Peter 14. DUNN Dinny 15. FERBER D'Arcy 16. George 17. GRAHAM James 18. HEENAN Michael 19. HENRY Edward 20. Lucas 21. LIDDLE Alfie 22. LIDDY John 23. LIDDY Reginald 24. LIDDY Laurence 25. LIDDY Toby 26. LEWIS Roy 27. LONG John 28. Matthew 29. MADRILL Thomas 30. McKEE Clyde 31. O'DONOGHUE Jimmy 32. Peter 33. TOMLINS Ambrose 34. Urban Statement of Half-Caste children maintained at Carrieton, South Australia, during the month of March 1944. Girls 1. Anna 2. Barbara 3. BAILEY Marie 4. Clare 5. Catherine 6. CUSACK Geraldine 7. DEMPSEY Ivy Dorothea 8. Edwina 9. Eileen 10. FERBER Daisy (Carmel) 11. Freda 12. Genevieve 13. Helena 14. Kathleen 15. LIDDY Evelyn 16. Lily (Josephine) 17. LOPEZ Thecla 18. Louise 19. Mercy 20. Marjorie 21. Margaret 22. Martha 23. Melanie 24. Mercy Rose 25. McKEE Frances 26. MINCHIN Fay 27. McKENZIE Laura (Maria) 28. PALMER Ruby (Philomena) 29. PARRY Rose 30. RODELLAS Mary 31. SULLIVAN Nora 32. SUNTER Thora (Phillipine) 33. WALKER Imelda 34. Zelma Magdalen 35. NAMBI Maureen Boys 36. CUSACK John 37. CUSACK Thomas 38. McKENZIE Edward 39. GREDDON John 40. RAPHAEL Bernard 41. AMBROSE Richard 42. HENSLEY Raymond John Note Ivy, Mercy, Geraldine, Thora, Imelda, Eileen, Rose and Mary had their tonsils removed this month, two each week. Statement of Half-Caste children maintained at Melville Island during the month of UNDATED. 1. Mrs Daisy Liddy (adult) 2. Gabriella 3. Irene 4. HUGUL Maria 5. Andrew 6. Anastase 7. BENNETT Freddie 8. BENNETT Sonny (was in Darwin at beginning of month and may not have gone back yet) 9. CAMPBELL Alec 10. CLAYTON Albert 11. CLEARY Tom 12. Cyril 13. BROGAN Peter 14. DUNN Dinny 15. FERBER D'Arcy 16. George 17. GRAHAM James 18. HEENAN Michael 19. HENRY Edward 20. Lucas 21. LIDDLE Alfred 22. LIDDY John 23. LIDDY Reginald 24. LIDDY Laurence 25. LIDDY Toby (Anthony) 26. LEWIS Roy 27. LONG John 28. Matthew 29. MADRILL Thomas 30. McKEE Clyde 31. O'DONOGHUE Jimmy 32. Peter 33. TOMLINS Ambrose 34. Urban Statement of Half-Caste children maintained at Melville Island during the month of UNDATED. 1. Mrs Daisy Liddy (adult) Girls and Boys 2. Gabriella 3. Irene 4. HUGUL Maria 5. Andrew 6. Anastase 7. BENNETT Freddie 8. CAMPBELL Alec 9. CAMPBELL George 10. CLAYTON Albert 11. CLEARY Tom 12. Cyril 13. BROGAN Peter 14. DUNN Dinny 15. FERBER D'Arcy 16. George 17. GRAHAM James 18. HEENAN Michael 19. HENRY Edward 20. Lucas 21. LIDDLE Alfred 22. LIDDY John 23. LIDDY Reginald 24. LIDDY Laurence 25. LIDDY Toby 26. LEWIS Roy 27. LONG John 28. Matthew 29. MADRILL Thomas 30. McKEE Clyde 31. O'DONOGHUE Jimmy 32. Peter 33. TOMLINS Ambrose 34. Urban Statement of Half-Caste children maintained at Carrieton, South Australia, during the month of UNDATED. Girls 1. Anna 2. Barbara 3. BAILEY Marie 4. Clare 5. Catherine 6. CUSACK Geraldine 7. DEMPSEY Ivy Dorothea 8. Edwina 9. Eileen 10. FERBER Daisy (Carmel) 11. Freda 12. Genevieve 13. Helena 14. Kathleen 15. LIDDY Evelyn 16. Lily (Josephine) 17. LOPEZ Thecla 18. Louise 19. Mercy 20. Marjorie 21. Margaret 22. Martha 23. Melanie 24. Mercy Rose 25. McKEE Frances 26. MINCHIN Fay 27. McKENZIE Laura 28. PALMER Ruby (Philomena) 29. PARRY Rose 30. RODELLAS Mary 31. SULLIVAN Nora 32. SUNTER Thora (Phillipine) 33. WALKER Imelda 34. Zelma Magdalen 35. NAMBI Maureen Boys 36. CUSACK John 37. CUSACK Thomas 38. McKENZIE Edward 39. GREDDON John 40. RAPHAEL Bernard 41. AMBROSE Richard 42. HENSLEY Raymond John Note Daisy Ferber is suffering from chronic mastoid and apparent brain trouble and having been sometiime under the care of Dr Reilly of Orroroo, is to be taken to the Children's Hospital in Adelaide for treatment. Her condition is probably due to the ear trouble. Two sisters from the Mission are taking her down on Monday 29th inst.. Undated Sheet Dorothy Mary Shields Darwin 5. 5.1940 Unknown Scholastica Shields John Richard Shields Katherine 25. 2.1942 George Shields Scholastica Shields Eichi Matsumoto Darwin 9. 9.1936 Matsumoto Lena Matsumoto nee Corpus H/C Tomoko Matsumoto Broome 12. 9.1938 Matsumoto Lena Matsumoto nee Corpus H/C Hida Yi Matsumoto Broome 1. 3.1941 Matsumoto Lena Matsumoto nee Corpus H/C Tatsuro Tatura (Victoria) 12.12.1942 Matsumoto Lena Matsumoto nee Corpus H/C Note Matsumoto at present in Concentration Camp. Statement of Half-Caste children maintained at Carrieton, South Australia, during the month of June 1944. Girls 1. Anna 2. Barbara 3. BAILEY Marie 4. Clare 5. Catherine 6. CUSACK Geraldine 7. DEMPSEY Ivy Dorothea 8. Edwina 9. Eileen 10. FERBER Daisy (Carmel) 11. Freda 12. Genevieve 13. Helena 14. Kathleen 15. LIDDY Evelyn 16. Lily 17. LOPEZ Thecla 18. Louise 19. Mercy 20. Marjorie 21. Margaret 22. Martha 23. Melanie 24. Mercy Rose 25. McKEE Frances 26. MINCHIN Fay 27. McKENZIE Laura (Maria) 28. PALMER Ruby (Philomena) 29. PARRY Rose 30. RODELLAS Mary 31. SULLIVAN Nora 32. SUNTER Thora (Phillipine) 33. WALKER Imelda 34. Zelma 35. NAMBI Maureen 36. SHIELDS Dorothy Mary 37. MATSUMOTO Tomaka (Thonasene or Therese) Boys 38. CUSACK John 39. CUSACK Thomas 40. McKENZIE Edward 41. GREDDON John 42. RAPHAEL Bernard 43. AMBROSE Richard 44. HENSLEY Raymond 45. MATSUMOTO Hidi Yi (Phillip or Ronnie) 46. MATSUMOTO Eichi (Gerard or Ernie) 47. MATSUMOTO Tatsura (Dominic or Peter) 48. SHIELDS John Richard Note Clare was admitted to the Infectious Hospital at Northfield on June 18th and I have been informed that she has Leprosy in a mild form and is to be sent to Channel Island. Daisy Ferber returned on 28th June from Hospital in Adelaide where she has been having her ears attended to. Statement of Half-Caste children maintained at Melville Island during the month of June 1944. 1. Mrs Daisy Liddy (adult) Girls and Boys 2. Gabriella 3. Irene 4. HUGUL Maria 5. Andrew 6. Anastase 7. BENNETT Freddie 8. CAMPBELL Alex 9. CLAYTON Albert 10. CLEARY Tom 11. Cyril 12. BROGAN Peter 13. DUNN Dinny 14. FERBER D'Arcy 15. George 16. GRAHAM James 17. HEENAN Michael 18. HENRY Edward 19. Lucas 20. LIDDLE Alfred 21. LIDDY John 22. LIDDY Reginald 23. LIDDY Laurence 24. LIDDY Toby 25. LEWIS Roy 26. LONG John 27. Matthew 28. MADRILL Thomas 29. McKEE Clyde 30. O'DONOGHUE Jimmy 31. Peter 32. TOMLINS Ambrose 33. Urban Note George CAMPBELL left out before CLAYTON. Statement of Half-Caste children maintained at Melville Island during the month of July 1944. 1. Mrs Daisy Liddy (adult) Girls and Boys 2. Gabriella (6) 3. Irene (6) 4. HUGUL Maria (23) 5. Andrew (7) 6. Anastase (13) 7. BENNETT Freddie (15) 8. CAMPBELL Alec (9) 9. CAMPBELL George (13) 10. CLAYTON Albert (17) 11. CLEARY Tom (9) 12. Cyril (12) 13. BROGAN Peter (15) 14. DUNN Dinny (5) or (15) 15. FERBER D'Arcy (11) 16. George (12) 17. GRAHAM James (10) or (16) 18. HEENAN Michael (13) 19. HENRY Edward (17) 20. Lucas (10) 21. LIDDLE Alfred (13) 22. LIDDY John (14) 23. LIDDY Reginald (13) 24. LIDDY Laurence (13) 25. LIDDY Toby (9) 26. LEWIS Roy (13) 27. LONG John (6) 28. Matthew (15) 29. MADRILL Thomas (17) 30. McKEE Clyde (6) 31. O'DONOGHUE Jimmy (10) 32. Peter (11) 33. TOMLINS Ambrose (13) 34. Urban (8) Statement of Half-Caste children maintained at Carrieton, South Australia, during the month of July 1944. Girls 1. Anna (8) 2. Barbara (8) 3. BAILEY Marie (6) 3. Catherine (7) 4. CUSACK Geraldine (16) 5. DEMPSEY Ivy Dorothea (14) 6. Edwina (12) 7. Eileen (10) 8. FERBER Daisy (Carmel) (9) 9. Freda (12) 10. Genevieve (11) 11. Helena (11) 12. Kathleen (11) 13. LIDDY Evelyn (10) 14. Lily (Josephine) (13) 15. LOPEZ Thecla (15) 16. Louise (11) 17. Mercy (13) 18. Marjorie (13) 19. Margaret (1)? 20. Martha (10) 21. Melanie (7) 22. Mercy Rose (17) 23. McKEE Frances (4) 24. MINCHIN Fay (4) 25. McKENZIE Laura (Maria) (10 1/2) 26. PALMER Ruby (Philomena) (16) 27. PARRY Rose (17) 28. RODELLAS Mary (12) 29. SULLIVAN Nora (4) 30. SUNTER Thora (Phillipine) (16) 31. WALKER Imelda (14) 32. Zelma (Magdalen) (15) 33. NAMBI Maureen (12) 34. SHIELDS Dorothy Mary (4) 35. MATSUMOTO Tomaka (Thonasene or Therese) (6) Boys 36. CUSACK John (9) 37. CUSACK Thomas (7) 38. McKENZIE Edward (9) 39. GREDDON John (5) 40. RAPHAEL Bernard (3 1/2) 41. AMBROSE Richard (3) 42. HENSLEY Raymond (2) 43. MATSUMOTO Eichi (Gerard) (7) 44. MATSUMOTO Hidi Yi (Phillip) (3) 45. MATSUMOTO Tatsura (Dominic) (2) Note Clare has been admitted to Channel Island. Statement of Half-Caste children maintained at Melville Island during the month of February 1944. 1. Mrs Daisy Liddy (adult) Girls and Boys 2. Gabriella 3. Irene 4. HUGUL Maria 5. Andrew 6. Anastase 7. BENNETT Freddie 8. BENNETT Sonny 9. CAMPBELL George 10. CAMPBELL Alex 11. CLAYTON Albert 12. CLEARY Tom 13. Cyril 14. BROGAN Peter 15. DUNN Dinny 16. FERBER D'Arcy 17. George 18. GRAHAM James 19. HEENAN Michael 20. HENRY Edward 21. Lucas 22. LIDDLE Alfred 23. LIDDY John 24. LIDDY Reginald 25. LIDDY Laurence 26. LIDDY Toby 27. LEWIS Roy 28. LONG John 29. Matthew 30. MADRILL Thomas 31. McKEE Clyden 32. O'DONOGHUE Jimmy 33. Peter 34. TOMLINS Ambrose 35. Urban Statement of Half-Caste children maintained at Carrieton, South Australia, during the month of February 1944. Girls 1. Anna 2. Barbara 3. BAILEY Mary 4. Clare 5. Catherine 6. CUSACK Geraldine 7. DEMPSEY Ivy 8. Edwina 9. Eileen 10. FERBER Daisy 11. Freda 12. Genevieve 13. Helena 14. Kathleen 15. LIDDY Evelyn 16. Lily (Josephine) 17. LOPEZ Thecla 18. Louise 19. Mercy 20. Marjorie 21. Margaret 22. Martha 23. Melanie 24. Mercy Rose 25. McKEE Frances 26. MINCHIN Fay 27. McKENZIE Laura (Maria) 28. PALMER Ruby (Philomena) 29. PARRY Rose 30. RODELLAS Mary 31. SULLIVAN Nora 32. SUNTER Thora (Phillipine) 33. WALKER Imelda 34. Zelma Boys 35. CUSACK John 36. CUSACK Thomas 37. McKENZIE Edward 38. GREDDON John 39. TARZAN Reggie (Bernard RAPHAEL) 40. AMBROSE Richard 41. HENSLEY Raymond Note There may be missing names here. Statement of Half-Caste children maintained at Melville Island during the month of January and February 1944. 1. Mrs Daisy Liddy (adult) Girls and Boys 2. Gabriella 3. Irene 4. HUGUL Maria 5. Andrew 6. Anastase 7. BENNETT Freddie 8. BENNETT Sonny 9. CAMPBELL Alex 10. CAMPBELL George 11. CLAYTON Albert 12. CLEARY Tom 13. Cyril 14. BROGAN Peter 15. DUNN Dinny 16. FERBER D'Arcy 17. George 18. GRAHAM James 19. HEENAN Michael 20. HENRY Edward 21. LIDDLE Alfred 22. LIDDY John 23. LIDDY Reginald 24. LIDDY Laurence 25. LIDDY Toby (Antony) 26. LEWIS Roy 27. LONG John 28. Matthew 29. MADRILL Thomas 30. McKEE Clyde 31. O'DONOGHUE Jimmy 32. Peter 33. TOMLINS Ambrose 34. Urban Note Sonny BENNETT was absent in Darwin for the month of January I believe. Statement of Half-Caste children maintained at Carrieton, South Australia, during the month of January and February 1944. Girls 1. Anna 2. Barbara 3. BAILEY Mary 4. Clare 5. Catherine 6. CUSACK Geraldine 7. DEMPSEY Ivy Dorothea 8. Edwina 9. Eileen 10. FERBER Daisy 11. Freda 12. Genevieve 13. Helena 14. Kathleen 15. LIDDY Evelyn 16. Lily 17. LOPEZ Thecla 18. Louise 19. Mercy 20. Marjorie 21. Margaret 22. Martha 23. Melanie 24. Mercy Rose 25. McKEE Frances 26. MINCHIN Fabienne (Fay) 27. McKENZIE Laura 28. PALMER Ruby (Philomena) 29. PARRY Rose 30. RODELLAS Mary 31. SULLIVAN Nora 32. SUNTER Thora (Phillipine) 33. WALKER Imelda 34. NAMBI Maureen Boys 35. CUSACK John 36. CUSACK Thomas 37. McKENZIE Edward 38. GREDDON John 39. RAPHAEL Bernard 40. AMBROSE Richard 41. HENSLEY Raymond John Note Marjorie spent two weeks in Wyhalla Hospital as she fell and hurt the bone in her foot. Several of the other children are having their tonsils removed at Orroro Hospital. Philomena, Edwina, Dorothea and Mercy have had the operation. Geraldine and Thora are in the hospital at present. Marreen NAMBI came from Neutral Junction, Barrow Creek, N.T. on 2nd Feb, 1944, formerly called Nambi ABBOTT, now to be called Maureen Nambi.
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