Roman Catholic Mission Port Keats 1944 - 1947


National Archives of Australia Darwin Office Series F1 Item 1953/265 Roman Catholic Mission Port Keats NB My attempts to transcribe the hand written names may be wide of the mark. Copyright P J Mackett 2007 (1) Catholic Mission Port Keats 10.11.1944 Director of Native Affairs Northern Territory Administration Alice Springs Dear Sir Enclosed please find Return of children maintained and educated at Catholic Mission, Port Keats, period ending 30TH jUNE 1944. Yours sincerely C G Abbott M.S.C. No. Name Age Sex School Mother District Years European Name Native Name 1 Boniface Niepul F/B 8 M 3 Billimbi Port Keats 2 John Bourke H/C 13 M 5 Morpu Port Keats 3 Stephen Ninnette F/B 12 M 5 Curanga Port Keats 4 Paul Diminin F/B 11 M 5 Dinding (dec) Port Keats 5 Vincent Columbin F/B 11 M 5 Onemulla Port Keats 6 Peter Kalunfo? F/B 9 M 3 Illilli Port Keats 7 Francis Nandoo F/B 8 M 3 Monampi Port Keats 8 Theodore F/B 8 M 3 Polly Linda Port Keats 9 Joseph Unbuk F/B 11 M 5 Unimun Port Keats 10 Gertrude Nutchie F/B 10 F 3 Kowadi Hyland Bay 11 Freduck F/B 10 M 3 Kernell Port Keats 12 Robert Doongui F/B 7 M 2 Maudie Naia Port Keats 13 Jeannie Tuiteam F/B 10 F 4 Maudie Naia Port Keats 14 Rosie Kumindoort F/B 11 F 5 Maudie Naia Port Keats 15 Dorothy Dimilichi F/B 12 F 5 Monampi Port Keats 16 Monica Kurantipip F/B 11 F 5 Mungowork Port Keats 17 Patricia Pundin F/B 12 F 5 Witney Port Keats 18 Thomas Kalunp F/B 14 M 5 Bundun Port Keats 19 Veronica Kinyear F/B 12 F 2 Nimilminnie Hyland Bay 20 Dinah Marie F/B 15 F 5 Polly Patinda (dec) Port Keats Tunamulpera 21 James Cherpeter F/B 10 F 5 Chilningin Port Keats 22 Nellie Narmour F/B 12 F 5 Urakagi Port Keats 23 Rose Cumbui F/B 10 F 4 Nancy Oomidim Port Keats 24 Lucy Tangira F/B 10 F 5 Cumuwait Port Keats 25 Felix Yamboonyi F/B 6 M 2 Biddy Tolbar Port Keats 26 David Kalungo F/B 6 M 2 Kinyear (dec) Port Keats 27 Phyllis Youaringa F/B 10 F 4 Illilli Port Keats 28 Joan Chirtum F/B 6 F 1 Indinit Port Keats 29 Gertrude Unumin F/B 13 F 5 Kernell Port Keats 30 Juliana Morgundar F/B 14 F 5 Nyal Port Keats 31 Stanislaus Arawa F/B 7 M 2 Tethapoo Hyland Bay 32 Martha Dearlim F/B 11 F 3 Tethapoo Hyland Bay 33 Clare Demardaibue F/B 6 F 1 Quean Port Keats 34 Simon Cumungient F/B 6 M 1 C..l..t Port Keats 35 Gregory Bunboa F/B 6 M 1 Naia Port Keats 36 Lillian Mongundar F/B 6 F Numbook Port Keats 37 Mary Cheringera F/B 4 F Unamungal Port Keats 38 Laurence Biellum F/B 5 M Maudie Naia Port Keats 39 Bartholemew Oldpere 6 M 1 Onemulla Port Keats F/B 40 Mark Cumman-Cumma F/B 5 M Chilning-in Port Keats 41 Louis You-num F/B 5 M Chilning-in Port Keats 42 Agnes Damoorituk F/B 4 F 4 Polly / Linda Port Keats 43 Magdalena Kernay F/B 4 F 4 Morpu Port Keats 44 Rose Marie F/B 4 F 4 Paddear Hyland Plain or Moyle River 45 Charles Kimbits F/B 3 M Kinyeai Port Keats 46 Angelina Karwel F/B 5 F Monuko Port Keats 47 Marion Cummintoit F/B 3 F Monuko Port Keats 48 Bridget Narpoor F/B 4 F Harpet Port Keats 49 Albert F/B 2 1/2 M Harpett Hyland Bay 50 Rose Nearmundum F/B 2 1/2 F Onemulla Port Keats 51 Theodora Daranungi F/B 2 1/2 F Naia Port Keats 52 Mona Alimonduk F/B 2 1/2 F Nungawoik Port Keats 53 Kevin Kunulda F/B 2 M Polly / Linda Port Keats 54 Lennie Sing H/C 8 M 2 May Sing Worgait 55 John Sing H/C 2 1/2 M May Sing Worgait 56 Flora Sing 6m F May Sing Worgait 57 Dominic Unbulungo F/B 1 M Maudie Naia Port Keats 58 Leo Maru F/B 4 M Illilli Port Keats 59 Raymond F/B 3 M Kernell Port Keats 60 Mavis Dumilichi F/B 1 F Illilli Port Keats 61 Francesca Anne Murray 1 F Annie Murray Kinyeai Port Keats H/C 62 Thomas Porringeat F/B 10 M 3 Kerda Port Keats 63 Brian Wealli F/B 1 M Onemulla Port Keats 64 May Tangira F/B 1 F Indinit Port Keats 65 Daisy Yearli F/B 6m F Unamungal Port Keats 66 Terence F/B 6m M Nardbook Port Keats 67 Kathleen Bunate F/B 6m F Monuko Port Keats 68 Dolly Unungure F/B 7m F Naira Port Keats 69 Myra Nyal F/B 12 F Moyle River 70 Bernadette Kidano F/B 10 F 6m Moyle River 71 Violet Oneburu F/B 8 F 6m Moyle River _______________________________________________________________________________________________ (2) Catholic Mission Port Keats 5. 1.1945 Director of Native Affairs Northern Territory Administration Alice Springs Dear Sir Enclosed please find Return of children maintained and educated at Catholic Mission, Port Keats, period ending 31st December 1944. Yours sincerely C G Abbott M.S.C. No. Name Age Sex School Mother District Years European Name Native Name 1 Boniface F/B 8 M 3 Billimbi Port Keats 2 Vincent F/B 11 M 5 Onemulla Port Keats 3 Paul F/B 11 M 5 Dinding Port Keats 4 Peter F/B 9 M 3 Illilli Port Keats 5 Phyllis F/B 10 F 4 Illilli Port Keats 6 Leo F/B 4 M Illilli Port Keats 7 Mavis F/B 1 F Illilli Port Keats 8 Francis F/B 8 M 3 Monampi Port Keats 9 Dorothy F/B 12 F 5 Naonampi Port Keats 10 Theodore F/B 8? M 3 Polly Linda Port Keats 11 Agnes F/B 4 F Polly Linda Port Keats 12 Kevin F/B 2 M Polly Linda Port Keats 13 Joseph F/B 11 M 5 Unimun Port Keats 14 Gertrude F/B 10 F 3 Kowadi Hyland Bay 15 Frederick F/B 11 M 4 Kernall Port Keats 16 Raymond F/B 3 M Kernell Port Keats 17 Robert F/B 7 M 2 Maudie Naia Port Keats 18 Jeannie F/B 10 F 4 Maudie Naia Port Keats 19 Rosie F/B 11 F 5 Maudie Naia Port Keats 20 Laurence F/B 5 M Maudie Naia Port Keats 21 Dominic F/B 1 M Maudie Naia Port Keats 22 Monica F/B 11 F 5 Mungowock Port Keats 23 Mona F/B 2 F Mungowock Port Keats 24 Matthew F/B 2w M Mungowock Port Keats 25 Patricia F/B 10 F 4 Witney Port Keats 26 Gertrude F/B 14 F 6 Kernell Port Keats 27 Thomas F/B 10 M 3 Karda Port Keats 28 Veronica F/B 12 F Nimilminnie Hyland Bay 29 James F/B 10 M 5 Chilning-in Port Keats 30 Nellie F/B 12 F 5 Urakagi Port Keats 31 Rosa F/B 10 F 4 Nancy Domidin Hyland Bay 32 Lucy F/B 10 F 5 Cumuvait Port Keats 33 Felix F/B 6 M 1 Biddy Tolbar Bradshaw Stn 34 David F/B 6 M 1 Kinyeai Port Keats 35 Charles F/B 3 M Kinyeai Port Keats 36 Joan F/B 6 F Indinit Port Keats 37 May F/B 1 F Indinit Port Keats 38 Juliana F/B 14 F 5 Nyal Port Keats 39 Stanislaus F/B 7 M 2 Tethapoo Hyland Bay 40 Martha F/B 11 F 4 Tethapoo Hyland Bay 41 Albert F/B 2 M Harpett Hyland Bay 42 Bridget F/B 5 F Harpett Hyland Bay 43 Margaret Mary F/B 3m F Harpett Hyland Bay 44 Clare F/B 6 F Quean Port Keats 45 Bernard F/B 2 M Quean Port Keats 46 Simon F/B 6 M Culcut Port Keats 47 Gregory F/B 6 M Naia Port Keats 48 Theodora F/B 2 F Naia Port Keats 49 Lillian F/B 6 F Nimbook Port Keats 50 Mary F/B 4 F Unamungal Port Keats 51 Daisy F/B 2 F Unamungal Port Keats 52 Bartholemew F/B 6 M Onamulla Port Keats 53 Rose F/B 2 F Onamulla Port Keats 54 Mark F/B 5 M Nannanie Port Keats 55 Louis F/B 6 M Chilningin Port Keats 56 Christopher F/B 5m M Chilningin Port Keats 57 Magdalena 5 F Morpu Port Keats 58 Rose Marie F/B 4 F Paddear Hyland Bay 59 Angelina F/B 5 F Monuko Port Keats 60 Marion F/B 3 F Monuko Port Keats 61 Kathleen F/B 7m F Monuko Port Keats 62 Henry F/B 14 M 5 Doadoodie Port Keats 63 Brian F/B 1 M Onemulla Port Keats 64 Albert F/B 5m M Mulungun Port Keats 65 Myra F/B 12 F 4 mths Noongwork Moyle Plain 66 Bernadette F/B 11 F 4 mths Kidanoo Moyle Plain 67 Violet F/B 9 F 4 mths Noongwork Moyle Plain 68 Josephine F/B 14 F 1 Nardbook Port Keats 69 Eilie F/B 10 F 2 Nardbook Port Keats 70 Imelda F/B 9 F 2 Woodanbia Hyland Bay 71 Dory F/B 11 F Maudie Naia Wargibe? 72 Daniel F/B 2 M Daning Moyle Plain 73 Fabian F/B 3m M Daning Moyle Plain 74 Isidore? F/B 6m M Currungarrie Port Keats 75 Beatrice F/B 4 F Currungarrie Port Keats 76 Benedict F/B 2 M Cumilanka Moyle Plain 77 Clement F/B 3 M Cumilanka Moyle Plain 78 Jumbo F/B 8 M 1 Nardbook Port Keats 79 Terence F/B 8m M Nardbook Port Keats 80 Catherine F/B 7 F Curuck Port Keats 81 Barbara F/B 6 F Kumbileue Port Keats 82 Eric F/B 6 M Nardbook Port Keats 83 Bernadette F/B 2 F Patinda Port Keats 84 Jacky F/B 12 M 6 Mullamung Moyle Plain 85 Stephen F/B 13 M 6 Curanga Port Keats 86 Lackan F/B 6 M Moongwath? Moyle Plain 87 Les F/B 12 M 1 Nardbook Port Keats 88 Nalboyin F/B 5 M Nardbook Port Keats 89 Daning F/B 3 F Nardbook Port Keats 90 Jacky F/B 8 M Poontooartoo Moyle Plain 91 Curaminit 2 F Poontooartoo Moyle Plain 92 Francesca Ann Murray 2 F Anne Kenyeai Port Keats (half-caste) ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ (3) Return of Children Maintained and Educated at Port Keats Mission June 1946 Name Age Sex School Mother District Years European Name Native Name Gertrude Nutchie F/B 12 F 5 Kawadi Hyland Bay Jeannie Onetcam F/B 12 F 6 Maudie Naia Port Keats Rosie Kumundoort F/B 13 F 7 Maudie Naia Port Keats Dorothy Dumbebi F/B 14 F 7 Monampi Port Keats Monica Curantipip F/B 13 F 7 Mungowork Port Keats Patricia Pundin F/B 14 F 7 Witney Port Keats Nellie Narmour F/B 14 F 7 Urakaji Port Keats Rosa Cumbui F/B 12 F 6 Nancy Oomidin Hyland Bay Lucy Tangira F/B 12 F 6 Cumewait Port Keats Phillis Youaringa F/B 12 F 5 Illilli Port Keats Joan Chutum F/B 8 F 3 Indinit Port Keats Martha Weaibin F/B 13 F 5 Tethapoo Hyland Bay Clare Wamardarbin F/B 8 F 3 Quean Fitzmaurice Lillian Morgindar F/B 8 F 2 Nimbook Fitzmaurice Mary Chirinyera F/B 6 F 1 Unamungal Port Keats Agnes Wamsontyk F/B 6 F 2 Polly Linda Port Keats Magdalene Kemay F/B 6 F 2 Morpu Port Keats Rose Marie Tirimi F/B 6 F 1 Paddear Fitzmaurice Angelina Karweb F/B 6 F 2 Monuko Fitzmaurice Marion Cumintaib F/B 5 F 1 Monuko Fitzmaurice Briget Narpoor F/B 6 F 1 Harpet Hyland Bay Rose Nearmundun F/B 4 F 1 Onemulla Port Keats Theodora Waranungi F/B 4 F 1 Naia Port Keats Mona Alimoonduk F/B 4 F 1 Mungowork Port Keats Mavis Dimilichi F/B 3 F Illilli Port Keats May Tangira F/B 3 F Indinit Port Keats Daisy Nearli 2 F Unamungal Port Keats Kathleen Binate F/B 2 F Monuko Fitzmaurice Dolly Ununguri F/B 2 F Na-ira Fitzmaurice Margaret Mary ..... F/B 1 F Harpet Hyland Bay Violet Oneboorie F/B 10 F 3 Hyland Bay Beatrice Damkardait F/B 8 F Curringurrie Fitzmaurice Agatha Cunamung F/B 1 1/2 F Rita Nungari Port Keats Philomena Cunjimarre F/B 1 F Onemulla Port Keats Geraldine Cumbillere F/B 1 F Quean Fitzmaurice Noline Ngumundurre F/B 1 F Tuckart Fitzmaurice Ann Cumungurre F/B 1 F Patinda Fitzmaurice Ellen Kariming F/B 1 F Maggie Convenine Port Keats Johanna Kalingut F/B 1 F Polly Linda Port Keats Boniface Niepul F/B 10 M 4 Bilimbi Port Keats Steaphen Ninuelt F/B 14 M 7 Curanga Port Keats Paul Diminin F/B 13 M 7 Dinding Port Keats (dead) Vincent Columbin F/B 13 M 7 Onemulla Port Keats Francis Nandoo F/B 10 M 5 Monampi Port Keats Theodor Pallida F/B 10 M 5 Polly Port Keats Joseph Unbuk F/B 10 M 5 Unimun Fitzmaurice River Frederick Monelle F/B 13 M 7 Kemell Fitzmaurice River Robert Woongui F/B 9 M 3 Maudie Naia Port Keats James Chupeter F/B 11 M 5 Chibimgin Port Keats Felix Yanboongi F/B 8 M 2 Biddy Tolbar Port Keats Benjamin Numulla F/B 13 M 2 Monampi Fitzmaurice David Kalumga F/B 8 M 2 Kinyear Port Keats (dead) Stanislaus Arawa F/B 9 M 2 Tethapoo Hyland Bay Simon Cumungicut F/B 8 M 2 Culcut Port Keats Gregory Bunbua F/B 7 M 2 Naia Port Keats Laurence Biellum 7 M 1 Maudie Naia Port Keats Bartholemew Oldpere F/B 7 M 1 Onemulla Port Keats Mark CuminCumin F/B 7 M 1 Nanmani Port Keats Louis Younum F/B 7 M 1 Chilningin Port Keats Charlie Kimbits F/B 5 M Kinyear Port Keats (dead) Albert Moorta F/B 4 M Harpet Hyland Bay Daniel Qurungou F/B 4 M Daning Hyland Bay Bernard Koobunyan F/B 4 M Quean Fitzmaurice River Kevin Kunulda F/B 4 M Polly Linda Port Keats Dominic Unbulango F/B 3 M Maudie Naia Port Keats Leo Maru F/B 6 M 1 Illilli Port Keats Raymond Kumybook F/B 5 M Kernell Fitzmaurice River Thomas Porringeat F/B 6 M Hyland Bay Brian Wealli F/B 3 M Onemulla Port Keats Terrence Merimilk F/B 2 M Nardbook Hyland Bay Albert F/B 2 M Mulungun Fabian Cundou F/B 2 M Danning Clement Nu...nar F/B 2 M Cumilanka Moyle River Benedict Kililgun F/b 4 M Cumilanka Moyle River Matthew Batuck F/B 2 M Mungowork Port Keats Anthony Mungoo F/B 7m M Morpu Port Keats Richard Nummar F/B 5m M Kurnell Fitzmaurice ___________________________________________________________________________________________ (4) Return of Children Maintained and Educated at Port Keats Mission June 1947 Name Sex Age Name Sex Age Stephen Minnet M 15 Joseph Unbuk M 15 Paul Dioninim M 13 Vincent Columbin M 13 James ......... M 12 Benjamin Numulla M 13 Chimas M 12 Juan M 11 Luckan M 11 Boniface Nyipul M 11 Theodora Pallida M 11 Francis Nandoo M 11 Frederick Mayill M 13 Robert Doongay M 10 Stanislaus ....... M 10 Felix Yamboonyi M 9 David Kalumgar M 9 Simon Cummunjient M 9 Gregory Bunboa M 8 Laurence Biellum M 7 Bartholemew Oldper M 7 Mark Cummin Cummin M 7 Louis Yaunum M 7 Charlie Rimbits M 5 Albert Mosata M 4 Bernard Unnima M 4 Kevin Kunulda M 4 Dominic Umbulunga M 4 Leo Maru M ? Raymond Keringbo M 5 Brian Wialli M 4 Clement Nummas M 5 Benedict M 3 Matthew Batchuck M 2 Anthony Munus M 1 Richard Numma M 1 John Menditchput M 6m Hilary Wusgil M 6m Phillip Narlip M 1m Nayick M 1 Jimine M 8 Gertrude Nutchie F 13 Jeannie Luitcam F 13 Rosie Kummintuit F 14 Dorothy Dimilichie F 15 Monica Curdantipip F 14 Patricia Pundin F 14 Nellie Namow F 15 Rosa Chideckin F 13 Lucy Tangeia F 13 Phyllis Guneinga F 13 Joan Chistum F 8 Martha Dearlim F 14 Lilian Moogundah F 9 Clare Damadabirr F 9 Mary Chiringeia F 7 Agnes Damurutuk F 7 Magdalen Kumay F 7 Rosemarie Taimi F 7 Marion Kummintuit F 6 Brigid Napoo F 7 Rose Nimundum F 5 Theodora Daranungi F 5 Mona Mimoondook F 5 Mavis Dimilichi F 4 May Tangia F 4 Daisy Neeli F 3 Kathleen Bunate F 3 Dolly Unangure F 3 Margaret Mary F 2 Bernadette F 5 Violet Wunburrie F 12 Beatrice Damkadaitch F 7 Agatha Cuningura F 2 Philomena Cungimas F 2 Geraldine Cumbulles F 2 Noeline Nummdas F 2 Ann Cunumgus F 2 Ellen Kariming F 2 Johanna Kalingut F 2 Guming...oop F 12 Mintheuga F 10 Kures F 10 Curamanak F 5 Catherine Kuruk F 12 Kathleen F 9 Barbara F 8 Gloria F 6m Koodumbuk F 6m Kunmigaru F 2 Therla Ulimbook F 2m Therese Patricia F 1m Angelina Karweb F 7 Marion Kummintuit F 6 ___________________________________________________________ Port Keats Mission May 1947 Deaths John Francis died 6. 5.1947 (died a week after birth, artifical respiration applied, but death ensued after partial recovery. Births Thecla, female, born 14. 5.1947, mother Wunmulla, father Dalla, previous issue Brian. Philip, male, born 31. 5.1947, mother Arpet, father Mallimbook, previous issue Martha, Stanislaus, Briget, Albert, Margaret Mary. All parents resided at the Mission for twelve years. ________________________________________________________________ Port Keats Mission June 1947 Births Therese Patinta, born 1. 6.1947, full-blood, mother Kaingari,
father Mullavan, previous issue Gunningbarooy, Beat.....
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