Narional Archives of Australia
Native Welfare Reports & Correspondence Talgarno Area
Patrol Report W MacDougall 18.11.1964
18th November, 1964
The following is a list of the Aborigines contacted during
my patrol of 2nd September to 5th November, 1964. (Other than those
living in Settlements, Missions, etc.)
5th September, 1964
Two men, a woman and a child camped at Giles. They wanted
to visit relatives at the Warburton Range Mission :-
Muluin Female - wife of above
Nuggunia Female - child of above
Narumpa Male - single man
They were transported to Warburton Ranges Mission on 7th September.
10th September, 1964
Met a total of twelve people at Jupiter Well :-
1. Tjagunja Male - aged
2. Wulkumunja Female - wife of above perhaps 45 years
3. Wulkumunja Female - aged wife of above
4. Tjulkinja - child of above
5. Tjininunja Male - perhaps 40 years
6. Mumuirlija Female - wife of above
7. Narinunja Male - child of above
8. Tartuka Female - child of above
9. Mayananyna Male - single
10. Tjirurillinja Male - 12 to 14 years, attached
11. Nunumunja or Inulunga Female
12. Yungganurja Female - child of above
1,3 and 4 were in the group seen by Mr Harman at Jupiter Well in
November 1963. 11 and 12 are the wife and daughter of a man seen at
Jupiter Well April 1964 and subsequently taken to Papunya by Mr Long.
I assured them that I believed their missing friends and
relatives were at Papunya and in good health. Condition of my vehicle
suggested that I should proceed to Papunya and I agreed to take Munumunja
and her child to rejoin her husband, and could not think of a good reason
why I should not take the others. Arrived Papunya 13th September.
With the exception of the old man, who stated that he did not
intend returning to Jupiter Well, all asked could they return after the
hot weather for a holiday. Several others at Papunya also asked for
transport back also for a holiday.
25th September, 1964
A total of twenty collected on Lake Percival - nine women
and eleven children. I subsequently assisted Mr T Long to transport
them together with eight others from the Canning Stock Route to Jiggalong.
One of the Lake Percival women had leprosy. She and her child were taken
30th October, 1964
Two men, looking for the previous party, were camped at Giles.
Tjimikunja Male - perhaps 25 married
Taparnitinja Male - perhaps 20 single
I sent them back to their group who were reported to be somewhere
north of Tika Tika and I promised to try and make contact again after
the hot weather - in about April.
W B MacDougall
Native Patrol Officer
Appendix A is an attempt to identify from my notes the
Jupiter Well twelve with the Census notes, page 3,
supplied by Mr G Long.
Group from Jupiter Well, September, 1964
Census Notes taken by G Long, NT (Page C) Census Notes taken by W B MacDougall
IV Yaliyi, hyawi, payi, Njita M 1898 1. Tjagunja M Aged seen by Mr Harman at Jupiter Well 11/63
Manyi (nja) F 1922 2. Wulkumunja F perhaps 45
Nari M 1949 10. Tjirurilinja M 12 to 14 years
Tjangkayi F 1959 4. Tjulkinja F 5 years seenby Mr Harman at Jupiter Well 11/63
V Tirundju M 1932 5. Tjininunja M perhaps 40
Mana (nya) F 1930 6. Mumuirlija F perhaps 45
Tjiltjiri (nga) M 1952 7. Marinunja M child of above
Nanguri F 1956 8. Tartuka F child of above
Nangantji F 1915 3. Wulkumunja F Aged. Seen by Mr Harman 11/63 and recorded as
wife of No 1 at Jupiter Well.
Nanyuma F 1944 11. Munumunja or Inulunga F 30 years. Was seen by Mr Harman at Jupiter Well
Nanupu F 1958 12. Yungganurja F child of above
VI Kayara M 1944 9. Mayananyna M 25 years, single man