Goulburn Island Methodist Mission


National Archives of Australia Darwin Office Series F1 Item 1954/82 Methodist Overseas Mission Goulburn Island Copyright P J Mackett 2007 NB ********** entries removed at the request of the National Archives Darwin Paul Mackett 17.12.2011. Digital copy on the NAA website was updated by them. 26.10.1962 From District Welfare Officer to the Director about Firearms Registration - Willowra Station Seeks permission for the following to register firearms:- Dennis Jambalka, ROW 13 Stumpy Jambalka, ROW 22 31. 3.1955 Hospital Returns Goulburn Island March 1955 *********, adult female, admitted 20. 1.1955, discharged 23. 3.1955 Swollen neck glands, diagnosed as TB infection Nalwijir, adult female, admitted 3. 2.1955, discharged 20. 3.1955 Infected foot through Plantar warts Magandili, adult male, admitted 10. 3.1955, discharged 20. 3.1955 Badly gashed foot Mangulagula, adult male, admitted 2. 3.1955, discharged 16. 3.1955 Staked foot bad condition Naliba, adult male, admitted 15. 3.1955, discharged 25. 3.1955 Kidney condition caused by chill Wagbara, adult male, admitted 3. 3.1955, discharged 30. 3.1955 Back injury some years ago occasionally gives trouble. In this case a strain aggravated the condition 31. 3.1955 Aged and Infirm Dependants Goulburn Island March 1955 Additions 2. 3.1955 Borbug, male, aged male (64) returned from Liverpool River 2. 3.1955 Godawa, male, aged male (63) returned from the Liverpool River 20. 3.1955 Undabunda, male, aged male (73) years from mainland after an absence of several years. Not to be confused with the Undabunda whose death was reported on November Return 1954 31. 3.1955 Child Endowment Returns Goulburn Island March 1955 Correction on November Return 1954 18.11.1954 *********, male, prematurely born on 20. 8.1954 in Darwin Hospital. To Goulburn by plane 18.11.1954 Correction on February Return 1955 2. 2.1955 Margagala, female, born at Mission 2. 2.1955 Correction on January Return 1955 12. 1.1955 *********, female born 14.12.1950, evacuated by Medical plane 12. 1.1955, died 29. 1.1955 Darwin Hospital 28. 2.1955 Hospitilisation Returns *********, female, admitted 20. 1.1955, swollen neck glands diagnosed as TB infection *********, female, admitted 3.12.1954, discharged 28. 2.1955, infant born 2. 1.1955 Malagoija, male, admitted 15. 2.1955, discharged 28. 2.1955, boils followed by abscess under right arm Nalwijir, admitted 3. 2.1955, infected foot, Plantar warts 28. 2.1955 Return of Aged and Infirm Dependants Deletions Nawanmagunmur died 1. 2.1955, born 27. 7.1928, from heart failure, this young man was a cripple from birth 28. 2.1955 Child Endowment Returns Additions Morndjara, male Maradjira, male Namarabil, male Naminjarigu, male Mulumbug, male Balirbalir, male, 1. 1.1947 From Liverpool River and Junction Bay areas with parents or guardians 31. 1.1955 Hospitalisation Returns *********, female, admitted 16.11.1954, discharged 28. 1.1955 Lost her infant 4. 1.1955 and in need of antenatal care for several weeks Galawaridja, female, admitted 3.12.1954, pregnant woman expecting early February needing special care *********, admitted 20. 1.1955, TB, glands neck 31. 1.1955 Child Endowment Returns Additions 6. 1.1955 Milaglag, female, 1. 7.1942 6. 1.1955 Naljilibidmu, female, 16.12.1952 6. 1.1955 Indjaraba, female, 1. 1.1940 6. 1.1955 Widilwana, female, 1. 7.1942 8. 1.1955 Njoinba, male, 22.12.1951 8. 1.1955 Minidji, male, 1. 7.1940 From Liverpool River and Junction Bay areas with parents or guardians Deletions Milaglag, absent one week Njoinba, absent one week 31.12.1954 Child Endowment Returns Additions 19.12.1954 Wolunurgur, female, 30. 6.1940 19.12.1954 Garwulgur, male, 1. 2.1946 19.12.1954 Namunmun, male, 30. 6.1948 19.12.1954 Galamindu, male, 1. 7.1941 19.12.1954 Njoinba, male, 22.12.1951 18.12.1954 Igbarara, female, 1. 7.1944 18.12.1954 Djibawala, female, 1. 5.1946 20.12.1954 Merili, female 20.12.1954 Nalowig, male, 1. 6.1940 20.12.1954 Nalmalaba, female From the Liverpool River area with parents or guardians 31.12.1954 Hospitalisation Returns Margamari, admitted 16.11.1954, discharged 26.12.1954, native woman suffering from severe abdominal pains Meyapana, admitted 3.12.1954, pregnant woman in need of specialised care Galawaridja, admitted 3.12.1954, pregnant woman needing care and observation 2.12.1954 Child Hospitalisation Returns Margamari, admitted 16.11.1954, native woman aged 35 years suffering severe abdominal pains. 2.12.1954 Aged and Infirm Dependants Returns Deletions 15.11.1954 Undabund, reported to me by relatives that Undabund, aged male Aboriginal (estimated age 70 years), had died of natural causes, ie old age, at the Liverpool River toward the end of the month of November 15.11.1954 Borbug, aged male, 64 years, to Liverpool River 15.11.1954 Godawa, aged male, 63 years, to Liverpool River 31. 8.1954 Aged and Infirm Dependants Returns Deletions 6. 8.1954 Dadjila, aged male, 1. 5.1890, went to Mainland 6. 8.1954 Mundjaraba or Alec, aged male, 1. 6.1889, accompanied Dadjila 6. 8.1954 Malagoija, aged male, 1. 2.1881, left to go to Liverpool River 31.08.1954 Child Endowment Returns Additions 1. 8.1954 Gumudal, male, 10. 4.1952 1. 8.1954 Neijugjug, male, 1. 7.1951 16. 8.1954 Nangarinjara, female, 11. 8.1951 16. 8.1954 Nalambil (Manguru), male, 16. 7.1950 23. 8.1954 Gungagungal, female, 1. 1.1949 Deletions 7. 8.1954 Wilmarga, female, 1. 7.1939 7. 8.1954 Gungagungal, female, 1. 1.1949 16. 8.1954 Neimurgini, male, 1. 8.1951 30. 9.1954 Aged and Infirm Dependants Returns Additions 4. 9.1954 Dadjila, aged male, 1. 5.1890, returned, had been away on Mainland for brief time 4. 9.1954 Mundjaraba or Alec, aged male, 1. 6.1889, accompanied Dadjila 5. 9.1954 Malagoija, aged male, 1. 2.1881, had been to Liverpool River for a brief time 30. 9.1954 Child Endowment Returns Deletions 4. 9.1954 Mulumbug, male, 1. 1.1946 4. 9.1954 Gungagungal, female, 1. 1.1949 4. 9.1954 Neijugjug, male, 1. 7.1951 4. 9.1954 Narila, male, 11. 7.1949 4. 9.1954 Wagbara, male, 1. 1.1946 4. 9.1954 Wurdede, male, 1. 7.1941 4. 9.1954 Guwanga, male, 5. 5.1943 4. 9.1954 Rindidj, male, 6. 8.1945 4. 9.1954 Baroidba, female, 16. 4.1949 All these children to the Liverpool River area with parents and relatives. Will most likely return to Goulburn Island in early November. 15.11.1954 Letter mentions Irwala and Manggulugulu are trained Hygiene workers. They attended the course of training at Bagot Reserve conducted by the Health Department. . 7.1954 List of Aged and Infirm (original) July 1954 Name Sex Aged / Infirm Estimated Date of Birth Indjaraba F Aged 1. 7.1894 Midigalu F Aged 1. 2.1894 Gwadu F Aged 1. 7.1884 Mamarinjin (Polly) F Aged 1.12.1893 Barndalbarndal F Aged 1. 3.1889 Nardjiribaba F Aged 1. 7.1882 (deceased 19. 7.1954) Dadjili M Aged 1. 5.1890 Namalnain M Aged 1. 3.1888 Mundjaraba (Alec) M Aged 1. 6.1889 Nubalwara (Jimmy) M Aged 1. 3.1888 Djidawaina (Lambi) M Aged 1. 1.1885 Irawala M Aged 28. 1.1889 Peter M Aged 30. 6.1882 Mulajoija (Mulagoija) M Aged 1. 2.1881 Mirwana M Infirm 6. 2.1928 Nawunmagumur M Infirm 27. 7.1928 Nambarambaindj M Infirm 6. 9.1933 Manaragoindji F Infirm - blindness 1. 3.1889 Londalmi F Infirm - blindness 1. 6.1891 . 7.1954 List of Aged and Infirm (revised) July 1954 Name Sex Aged / Infirm Estimated Date of Birth Indjaraba F Aged 1. 7.1894 Midigalu F Aged 1. 2.1894 Gwadu F Aged 1. 7.1884 Mamarinjin (Polly) F Aged 1.12.1893 Barndalbarndal F Aged 1. 3.1889 Nardjiribaba F Aged 1. 7.1882 (deceased 19. 7.1954) Adadawa F Aged .1890 Mayayanga F Aged .1890 Dadjili M Aged 1. 5.1890 Namalngain M Aged 1. 3.1888 Mundjaraba (Alec) M Aged 1. 6.1889 Nubalwara (Jimmy) M Aged 1. 3.1888 Djidawainga (Lambi) M Aged 1. 1.1885 Irawala M Aged 28. 1.1889 Peter M Aged 30. 6.1882 Mulajoija M Aged 1. 2.1881 Bunug M Aged .1889 Bununggul M Aged .1890 Fred Nungmanung-manung M Aged .1894 Gawara M Aged .1889 Guwadbu M Aged .1896 Jack Morgu M Aged .1896 Charlie Manggodja M Aged .1881 Namaluda M Aged .1892 Naminjubu M Aged .1891 Naminia M Aged .1892 Undubundu M Aged .1884 Joe Namanmangara M Aged .1892 Mangawila M Aged .1889 Borbug M Aged .1890 Mirwana M 6. 2.1928 Nawunmagumur M Aged and Infirm Nambarambaindj M Aged Jawalul M Aged - lung trouble .1898 John Gadawa M Aged .1891 Midbunun M Aged - lung trouble .1904 Nangolomin M Aged - arthritis .1892 Manaragoindji F Aged - blind 1. 3.1889 Mondalmi F Aged - blind 1. 6.1891 . 7.1954 Children at Glouburn Island Mission July 1954 Name Date of Birth Nalgarinja 31.12.1945 Jarinidjarini 1. 4.1952 Nalindju 6.11.1941 Madjalgaidj 11. 3.1952 Gaidjidji (Michael or Nawudba) 1. 2.1940 Namaluda 13. 1.1949 Arawagoidji 1. 6.1945 Maralain (Maralin) 25. 8.1953 Naragoidj 1. 7.1944 Nabalameri 3.11.1947 Malangawa 18. 3.1948 Girawana 6.12.1953 Marawa 22. 7.1943 Njoinba (Manbarunjil) 23.12.1950 Manmuralu 9.11.1950 Milaidjaidj 20. 7.1943 Bunug 19. 2.1947 Meijaramba 2. 4.1953 Numajirwa 21. 3.1954 Nanguraidji 22. 7.1950 Nabalam 6. 1.1946 Djumbalulu 29. 8.1948 Maralwana 1. 7.1943 Wagbara 1. 1.1946 Gadjiba (Jaragu) 1. 7.1946 Garnoin (Kenny) 1. 1.1953 Ringidj 6. 8.1945 Waridjil 1. 1.1940 Ganawa (Solomon) 9.11.1945 Guminmurlu (Joseph Dick) 22. 7.1950 Nawaloinba 15. 8.1952 Mulumbug 1. 1.1946 Djudjurimag 1. 1.1941 Wandjir 1. 3.1941 Guwana (Guninbal) 5. 5.1943 Wurdede 1. 7.1941 Neimurgini 1. 8.1951 Narila (Morlug) 11. 7.1949 Wurdede (2) 1. 5.1953 Neijugu (Garamala) 1. 5.1946 Gungaramala 8.11.1944 Adjagoiji 4. 7.1942 Midigalu 6. 3.1950 Adadawa 26. 5.1953 Jaboidj 30. 6.1946 Maindjirimag 14.12.1950 Marbin 8. 2.1942 Naldjirinama 7. 1.1947 Djaliba 22. 1.1951 Wilmarga 1. 7.1939 Indjamad (Marbaru) 12. 1.1940 Garidjalalulg 7. 7.1947 Urabadi 19.11.1953 Mirwuma 21.12.1940 Marambu 13. 5.1954 Mirweijin 20.10.1948 Nalmirinmirin 23. 3.1940 Miralaidj 22. 7.1950 Mangiwa 5. 1.1944 Wurdjiraidj 16.10.1951 Meijinbara (Galama) 7. 1.1954 Mamariji 26. 6.1943 Nalwurnur 10. 2.1944 Murijul 1. 7.1947 Baroidba 16. 4.1949 Marambu 5. 3.1948 1. 7.1954 Child Endowment List July 1954 Name Date of Birth Nalgarinja 31.12.1945 Jarinidjarini 1. 4.1952 Nalindju 6.11.1941 Madjalgaidj 11. 3.1952 Gaidjidji (Michael, Nawudba) 1. 2.1940 Namaluda 13. 1.1949 Arawgoidji 1. 6.1945 Maralin 25. 8.1953 Narajoidj (Narigama) 1. 7.1944 Nabalamiri 3.11.1947 Malangawa 18. 3.1948 Girawana 6.12.1953 Marawa 22. 7.1943 Noinjoinba (Njoinba, Manbaruni 1) 23.12.1950 Gumudal 10. 4.1942 Manmurulu 9.11.1950 Milaidjaidj 20. 7.1943 Bunug 19. 2.1947 Nalambil (Manguru) 16. 7.1950 Meijaramba 2. 4.1953 Neijulglug 1. 7.1951 Numajirwa 21. 3.1954 Nanguraidji 22. 7.1950 Nabalam 6. 1.1946 Djumbalulu 29. 8.1948 Maralwana 1. 7.1943 Gungaramala 8.11.1944 Adjagoidji 4. 7.1942 Midigalu 6. 3.1950 Adadawa 26. 5.1953 Jaboidj 30. 6.1946 Nanarinjara 11. 8.1951 Maindjirimag 14.10.1950 Marbin 8. 2.1942 Naldjirinama 7. 1.1947 Djaliba 22. 1.1951 Wilmarga 1. 7.1939 Widilwana 1. 7.1942 Indjamad (Marbaru) 12. 1.1940 Garidjalalulg 7. 7.1947 Urabadi 19.11.1953 Djabiba 1.10.1951 Mirwuma 21.12.1940 Marambu 13. 5.1954 Mirweijin 20.10.1948 Nalmirinmirin (Miriam) 23. 3.1940 Miralaidj 22. 7.1950 Mangiwar 5. 1.1944 Wurdjiraidj 16.10.1951 Meijinbara (Galama) 7. 1.1954 Mamariji 26. 6.1943 Indjaraba 1. 1.1940 Wagbara 1. 1.1946 Gadjiba (Jaragu) 1. 7.1946 Garnoin 1. 1.1953 Ringidj 6. 8.1945 Waridjil 1. 1.1940 Nalwurnu 10. 2.1944 Murijul 1. 7.1947 Baroidba 16. 4.1949 The above children were seen by Mr Greenfield, but the following children are also due for endowment, when on the Station. Minidji 1. 7.1940 Njoinba 22.12.1951 Ganawa (Solomon) 9.11.1945 Guminmurlu (Joseph Dick) 22. 7.1950 Nawaloinba 15. 8.1952 Mulumbug 1. 1.1946 Djudjurimag 1. 1.1941 Bigurunbu 9.10.1947 Garwulgur 1.12.1946 Gunnirnnawoi 10. 8.1953 Wandjir 1. 3.1941 Guwana (Guninbal) 5. 5.1943 Wurdede 1. 7.1941 Balibali 1. 1.1947 Namanmanara 30. 6.1945 Galaminda 1. 5.1941 Neimurgini 1. 8.1951 Marambu 5. 3.1948 Magaldagi (Laurie) 1. 8.1953 Igbarara 1. 7.1944 Djibawala 1. 5.1946 Gungagunga 1. 1.1949 Milaglag 1. 7.1942 Waramangoidj (Galawamara) 24. 4.1942 Merili 1. 6.1945 Wulunurgu 30. 6.1940 Nanurinara 12.11.1948 Naldjilibidmu 16.12.1952 1. 7.1954 List of Aged on Goulburn Island Name Sex Estimated Date of Birth Indjaraba F 1. 7.1894 Midigalu F 1. 2.1894 Gwadu F 1. 7.1884 Mamarinjin (Polly) F 1.12.1893 Barndalbarndal F 1. 3.1889 Nardjiribaba F 1. 7.1882 Dadjili M 1. 5.1890 Namalnain M 1. 3.1888 Nundjaraba (Alec) M 1. 6.1889 Nubalwara (Jimmy) M 1. 3.1888 Djidawaina (Lambi) M 1. 1.1885 Irawala M 28. 1.1889 Peter M 30. 6.1882 Mulajoija M 1. 2.1881 1. 7.1954 List of Infirm on Goulburn Island Name Sex Estimated Date of Birth Infirmity Mirwana M 6. 2.1928 Nawunmagumur M 27. 7.1928 Nambarambaindj M 6. 9.1933 Manaragoindji F 1. 3.1889 Blindness Mondalmi F 1. 6.1891 Blindness . 8.1954 Children at Glouburn Island Mission August 1954 Name Date of Birth Nalgarinja 31.12.1945 Jarinidjarini 1. 4.1952 Nalindju 6.11.1941 Gaidjidji (Michael or Nawudba) 1. 2.1940 Ganawa (Solomon) 9.11.1945 Guminmurlu (Joseph Dick) 22. 7.1950 Nawaloinba 15. 8.1952 Namaluda 13. 1.1949 Madjalgaidj 11. 3.1952 Arawagoidji 1. 6.1945 Maralain (Maralin) 25. 8.1953 Naragoidj (Narigama) 1. 7.1944 Nabalameri 3.11.1947 Malangawa 18. 3.1948 Girawana 6.12.1953 Maralwana 1. 7.1943 Mulumbug 1. 1.1946 Marawa 22. 7.1943 Njoinba (Manbarunjil) 23.12.1950 Djudjirimag 1. 1.1941 Gumudal 10. 4.1942 Manmuralu 9.11.1950 Milaidjaidj 20. 7.1943 Bunug 19. 2.1947 Nalambil (Manguru) 16. 7.1950 Meijaramba 2. 4.1953 Neijulglug 1. 7.1951 Narila (Morlug) 11. 7.1949 Nanguraidji 22. 7.1950 Numajirwa 21. 3.1954 Wandjir 1. 3.1941 Nabalam 6. 1.1946 Djumbalulu 29. 8.1948 Wagbara 1. 1.1946 Gadjiba 1. 7.1946 Garnoin (Kenny) 1. 1.1953 Wurdede (1) 1. 7.1941 Guwana (Guninbal) 5. 5.1943 Ringidj 6. 8.1945 Wurdede (Guninbal) 1. 5.1953 Waridjil 1. 1.1940 Neijugu (Garamala) 1. 5.1946 Marambu 5. 3.1948 Gungaramala 8.11.1944 Adjagoiji 4. 7.1942 Midigalu 6. 3.1950 Adadawa 26. 5.1953 Jaboidj 30. 6.1946 Nanarinjara 11. 8.1951 Maindjirimag 14.12.1950 Marbin 8. 2.1942 Naldjirinama 7. 1.1947 Djaliba 22. 1.1951 Gungagunga 1. 1.1949 Indjamad 12. 1.1940 Garidjalalulg 7. 7.1947 Urabadi 19.11.1953 Mirwuma 21.12.1940 Marambu 13. 5.1954 Mirweijin 20.10.1948 Nalmirinmirin 23. 3.1940 Miralaidj 22. 7.1950 Mangiwa 5. 1.1944 Wurdjiraidj 16.10.1951 Meijinbara 7. 1.1954 Mamariji 26. 6.1943 Nalwurnur 10. 2.1944 Murijul 1. 7.1947 Baroidba 16. 4.1949 . 8.1954 List of Aged and Infirm August 1954 Name Sex Aged / Infirm Estimated Date of Birth Indjaraba F Aged 1. 7.1894 Midigalu F Aged 1. 2.1894 Gwadu F Aged 1. 7.1884 Mamarinjin (Polly) F Aged 1.12.1893 Barndalbarndal F Aged 1. 3.1889 Namalnain M Aged 1. 3.1888 Nubalwara (Jimmy) M Aged 1. 3.1888 Djidawaina (Lambi) M Aged 1. 1.1885 Irawala M Aged 28. 1.1884 Peter M Aged 30. 6.1882 Mirwana M Infirm 6. 2.1928 Nawunmagumur M Infirm 27. 7.1928 Nambarambaindj M Infirm 6. 9.1933 Manaragoindji F Infirm - blindness 1. 3.1889 Mondalmi F Infirm - blindness 1. 6.1891 Mondalmi, female, Hospital patient from 6. 8.1954 to 17. 8.1954, pneumonia suspect, seen by Dr Langsford 11. 8.1954
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