Victory Downs Station 1944 -


National Archives of Australia, Darwin Office Series NTAC1976/5 Item 1963/531 Victory Downs Employment and Welfare on Pastoral Properties 31.12.1944 Employment of Aborigines for half year ended 31.12.1944 Sheet is damaged and employee names are missing but dependants are listed. Unnamed, 40 yrs, Shepherd Snowy, 6 yrs, child Daisy, 9 yrs, child Farbie ?, 45 yrs, husband Unnamed, Shepherd Billy, father Oominjarr ?, mother Charlie, brother Bingie, brother Unnamed, 40 yrs, Shepherd Maudie, daughter Peter, son Fred, husband Unnamed, Shepherd Paddie, husband Jimmie, son Alfy, son Rosie, daughter 21. 1.1945 Registration of Aborigines Billy Me-ar-nee Luritcha, 50 yrs In-ja-bada Luritcha, 43 yrs, wife Ivy, 16 yrs, child Charlie, 10 yrs, child Bingie, 7 yrs, child Taraby Nendel Luritcha, 50 yrs Minnie Luritcha, wife, 40 yrs Daisy Bell, 8 yrs Tida, male, 6 yrs Friday or Fred Mob-a-la Luritcha, 63 yrs Kitty Luritcha, wife, 40 yrs Maudie Luritcha, single, 20 yrs Paddy Luritcha, 35 yrs Nellie or Lily Luritcha, 35 yrs Bobby, 12 yrs Nimbey, male, 8 yrs Melba, 6 yrs .12.1943 Employment of Aboriginals half-year ended December 1943 Jimmy, 40 yrs, Shepherd Dolly, 30 yrs, wife Maggie, 11 yrs, child Taraby, 35 yrs, Shepherd Minnie, wife Jimmie, child, 10 yrs Jackie, child, 11 yrs Kitty, 30 yrs, Shepherd Peter, child, 10 yrs Maudie, child, 16 yrs Old mother no white name, mother Molly, 40 yrs, Shepherd Mable, child, 16 yrs Nelly, child, 14 yrs Nancy, child, 12 yrs Polly, child, 10 yrs All from the Musgrave Ranges tribe 31.12.1947 Employment of Aboriginals half-year ended 31.12.1947 Lilla Creek Station Pompey, Loritja, 25 yrs, Stovkman, wife Kitty 30 yrs and 2 girls Dempsey, Loritja, 35 yrs, Stockman, wife Edie 30 yrs and 2 children Dick, Loritja, 30 yrs, Stockman, wife Nellie 40 yrs Adnanta Jimmie, Loritja, 60 yrs, Gardener, wife 65 yrs name not known 30. 6.1948 Employment of Aboriginals half-year ended 30. 6.1948 Lilla Creek Station Pompey, Loritja, 30 yrs, Stovkman, wife Kitty 40 yrs and 2 girls Dempsey, Loritja, 40 yrs, Stockman, wife and 2 children Jackie, Loritja, 18 yrs, Rouse-about 1. 7.1948 From Victory Downs to Alice Springs Ration books for Pempsey, lubra Polly and 2 children Pempsey, lubra Mary and 2 children Jacky 28.12.1953 Employment of Aboriginals 29. 6.1953 - 28.12.1953 Jimmy Anderson, wife Betty Anderson, 2 children Betty Anderson Polly Riley, wife and one child 30. 6.1954 Employment of Aboriginals 1. 1.1954 - 30. 6.1954 Jimmy Anderson, wife Betty Anderson, children Joe and Barbara Betty Anderson Barney, wife and one child Ninger Anderson Windy Benny Mavis 18. 9.1954 Inspection of Victory Downs Station Owner C V Morton and E J Oldfield Manager C V Morton Situation 203 miles south of Alice Springs by road. 27 miles west of Kulgera, which is on the main Adelaide - Alice Springs road. Date of Inspection 17-18. 9.1954 Employees - Aboriginal Jimmy Anderson, 28 yrs, Station Hand Betty Anderson, 26 yrs, domestic, wife Mavis, 14 yrs, single, domestic Branch Dependants Barbara Anderson, 3 yrs, second child of Jimmy Anderson Census of Victory Downs Station - 18. 9.1954 Name Tribe Reln Sex Born Birthplace Notes Jimmy Anderson Luritja H M 1926 Lilla Creek Station Hand, scar left thigh Betty Anderson Pidji Luritja W F 1929 Henbury Station Joe Anderson Luritja Ch M 1949 Mt Cavanagh Barbara Anderson Luritja Ch F 1951 Kulgera (Jimmy and Betty tribally married 1945 Tyon Station.) Mavis Luritja F 1940 Mt Cavanagh Domestic (Parents are Bull Jimmy and Molly.) 29. 6.1963 From Victory Downs to Alice Springs Child endowment application forms for Elaine, mother of one child Don approximately 4 yrs Betty, mother of Barbara 11 yrs and Julie 7 yrs 18. 7.1963 From Alice Springs to Victory Downs Child of Elaine is Donald Grant 18. 7.1963 From Victory Downs to Alice Springs Information about Betty Native name Mozzy ?, born about 1925 Henbury Station, husband Jimmy Anderson deceased (aged about 38 yrs), one male child died Alice Springs Hospital several years ago named Joe aged about 10 years. Betty remarried last year at Henbury to a Hermannsburg man named Paddy but she refuses to be with him now and has returned here to her own country. Elaine's father Frank is very old and is here with Elaine. He was at Mt Cavanagh. 18. 9.1963 From Victory Downs to Alice Springs About F/B Ward Betty Anderson (AN Mocker ), 36 - 38 yrs Children Barbara and Julie Betty gave birth to a P/C child named Mary on 9. 9.1963 16.10.1963 Census of Victory Downs Station Name Tribe Reln Sex Born Notes Frank Walyard Luritja Wid M .1900 Aged pension Elaine Luritja Ch F .1942 Single, Domestic, father is Frank Donald Grant P/C Ch M 25. 7.1959 Mother is Elaine Betty Anderson Pidji Luritja Wid F .1929 Domestic Barbara Anderson Luritja Ch F .1951 At Hermannsburg School Julie Anderson Luritja Ch F .1956 Mary P/C Ch F 9. 9.1963 (Jimmy Anderson, Betty's husband, died at Ernabel;la S.A. approximately 1957. Mary's father is P/C man Bobby at Henbury.) 14.11.1963 Additional to Census of Victory Downs Station of 16.10.1963 Name Tribe Reln Sex Born Notes Bull Jimmy Jilyung Luritja M .1895 Molley Dugabu Luritja F .1900 Emily Luritja F .1951 (Ex Mt Cavanagh.) Brumby Jimmy Mundjacora Luritja M .1897 Dolley Matchi Luritja F .1900 (Brumby Jimmy born Mulga Park, parents deceased. Dolley born Pildarti (Petermann Ranges), parents deceased.) 20.12.1962 From Alice Springs to Darwin Widow's Pension Betty Anderson (Victory Downs) Jimmy and Betty Anderson were married prior to 1949 and that union continued until Jimmy's death at Ernabella in about 1956. There were three children namely Joe, born 1949, died Alice Springs Hospital 3. 8.1955 Barbara, born 1951 Julie, born 1956 Betty formed an attachment for a Hermannsburg man named Paddy whilst the two were at Henbury but it did not last any appreciable time and could not be deemed a marriage. A fourth child, part aboriginal Mary was born to Betty on 9th September last. The father of the child is said to be Bobby Armstrong; but he resides in the Hebury district. As far as can be ascertained Betty Anderson is not living as a wife, defacto or otherwise. She is employed as a Domestic at Victory Downs. 30. 1.1964 From Victory Downs to Alice Springs Jimmy Mundjagoora and Dolly Matchi pensioners Frank Wolatiaro pensioner 9. 3.1964 From Victory Downs to Alice Springs Brumby Jim Dolly Matchi Emily, child of Molly Dugaba Jimmy Jilyung Ronnie Coomabu grandchild of Brumby Jim 31.12.1963 Maintenance claim 23.10.1963 - 31.12.1963 Dolly Matchi, 68 yrs, unemployed, formerly of Kulgera, awaiting pension Brumby Jim Mundjagoora, 69 yrs, unemployed, formerly of Kulgera, awaiting pension Emily Munchulun, 9 yrs, parents or guardians Jimmy Jilyung and Molly Dugabu, parents formerly of Kulgera Ronnie Coonabu, 12 yrs, grandparents Dolly Matchi and Brumby Jim Mundjagoora, parents at Ernabella 22.10.1963 Maintenance claim 31. 7.1963 - 22.10.1963 Brumby Jim Mundtagoora, 69 yrs, unemployed, formerly of Kulgera, awaiting pension Ronnie Coonabu, 12 yrs, grandparents Dolly Matchi and Brumby Jim Mundjagoora, parents at Ernabella Dolly Matchi, 67 yrs, unemployed, formerly of Kulgera, awaiting pension 1. 2.1964 Maintenance claim 1. 1.1964 - 1. 2.1964 Brumby Jim Mundagoora, 69 yrs, unemployed, pension received, children are Harry 34 yrs, Maggi 28 yrs, Sandy 20 yrs Emily Munchulun, 9 yrs, parents Jimmy Jilyung and Molly Dugabu, parents formerly of Kulgera Ronnie Goonabu, 12 yrs, grandparents Dolly Matchi and Brumby Jim Mundjagoora, parents at Ernabella Don H/C, 4 yrs. mother Elsie F/B, grandparent of Don Frank Waltawa, mother Elsie working at Kulgera temporarily Dolly Matchi, 68 yrs, unemployed, pension received, children are Harry 34 yrs, Maggi 28 yrs, Sandy 20 yrs, children listed for record only as working elsewhere 30. 6.1964 Maintenance claim 1. 4.1964 - 30. 6.1964 Sissy, 9 yrs, daughter of Toby and Rosie, Toby employed Emily Munchulun, 9 yrs, daughter of pensioners Molly and Jimmy Freddy Dunner, 14 yrs, unemployed son of pensioner Frank Walatama 9.10.1964 From Alice Springs to Darwin Social benefits Rosie, details are Toby, Pitjantjara, born 1917 Rosie Imangutja, Pitjantjara, born 1921 Clem Wakulpi, Pitjantjara, born 29. 1.1943, at Ernabella Kathy (Gussie) Maringka, Pitjantjara, born 3. 8.1950 Sissy Tjitjiyi, Pitjantjara, born 20. 8.1954 Births of all children registered in Adelaide by their aboriginal name only. Walulpi and Maringka are now known by the European names Clem and Kathy as above. Tjitjiyi has no European name and Sissy is probably a corruption of the aboriginal name (as probably is Gussie). 31.12.1964 Maintenance claim 1.10.1964 - 31.12.1964 Toby 34 yrs, wife Rosie 33 yrs, children Gussie 12 yrs and Sissy 9 yrs, previous location Victory Downs, 'sit down' holiday at Station Emily Munchulun, 9 yrs, parents pensioners Molly Dugabu and Jimmy Jilyung Freddie Punner, 14 yrs, parents pensioner Frank Walatama, mother deceased Riley 28 yrs ?, wife Sissy 24 yrs ?, child Jean 14 yrs (De Rose Hill S.A., hiliday walkabout) Harry 28 yrs ?, wife Moita 22 yrs ?, female child aged 3 yrs (Ex Ernabella, holidays) Tommy (Talk Talk) 59 yrs ?, wife Anawarry 59 yrs ?, three children 10 yrs, 12 yrs, 8 yrs (Ex Ernabella, holiday) Norah 22 yrs, holiday Goodwin 30 yrs, husband Alice Springs Hospital, one boy 8 yrs, two girls 6 yrs and 4 yrs (Normally with Leneen Contractor, holiday ex Ernabella) Sandy 19 yrs, parents pensioners Dolly Matchi and Jimmy M......., holiday ex Ernabella Paddy 17 yrs, parents Toby and Rosie, sisters Gussie and Sissy, holiday ex Ernabella Dennis 22 yrs ?, wife Tendun 20 yrs ?, newly weds, holiday ex Ernabella Monty 20 yrs ?, wife Goodwus 18 yrs ?, newly weds, holiday ex Ernabella Snowy 40 yrs ?, wife Nelly 38 yrs ?, 1 boy 10 yrs and 1 gin 8 or 18 yrs, holiday ex Mt Cavanagh Billy 40 yrs ?, wife Edie 32 yrs ?, children 2 boys 12 yrs and 8 yrs, wife Minnie 24 yrs ?, holiday ex Mt Cavanagh Yanky / Yorky, wife Margaret, 1 boy 6 yrs, holiday ex Mt Cavanagh Jack Orage 22 yrs ?, unemployed, holidays ex Umbean... Nelly 59 yrs ?, mother of Snowy, holiday ex Mt Cavanagh Wonga 34 yrs, wife Goodwin 30 yrs, 2 boys 3 yrs and 5 yrs, holidays ex Kenmore Park Emily 19 yrs, holiday ex Ernabella Pardi 24 yrs ?, wife Jill 20 yrs ?, ex Ernabella Gilpin Ward 30. 9.1964 Maintenance 1. 7.1964 - 30. 9.1964 Toby 34 yrs, wife Rosie 33 yrs, child Gussie 12 yrs Emily Munchulun, 9 yrs, parents pensioners Molly Dugabu and Jimmy Jilyung Freddie Punner, 14 yrs, parent pensioner Frank Walatama, mother deceased ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


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