Narional Archives of Australia
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Collection of documents relating to Aboriginals 21. 1.1947 - 29. 8.1984
AIATSIS B G646.83/R1 Volumes 1-17
Patrol Report W MacDougall 25 June 1964
25th June, 1964
The following is an interim report on the natives I
encountered on my recent patrol. It is submitted so that the
Superintendent, Native Welfare Department, Kalgoolie may use the
information contained as a guide to a patrol he wishes to despatch,
and a full report of my patrol will be submitted in due course.
All the natives, thought of by me as the Giles people,
have been removed to the place of their choice.
Charlie Tjampu and dependants total 8
Tjitirri and dependants total 7
To Musgrave Park
Ray and dependants total 7
Abbabi and dependants total 3
To Warburton Ranges Mission
Tabarala and dependants total 5
Bryan and his mother total 2
George and his dependants total 5
This group I met in the sandhills in April were not at Tika Tika,
but I contacted another group a few miles to the north-west. It was a
small family group consisting of :-
Tjarpungna - A big man of 50 years with only one foot. The other leg
is missing from a few inches below the knee. His wife
was away looking for pitjiri.
Tjarpungngidi - Eldest son of the above 30 years.
Unkupunja - First wife of Tjarpungngidi, 25 years.
Male child - Son of above, 6 years.
Nunitjinja - Second wife of Tjarpungngidi, 18 years.
Female child - Only a few weeks old, may not survive.
Tjarpungna - Second son of Tjarpungna (man with only one leg). No wife.
Please note that the two sons have given the same name
as that given by their father.
This group readily agreed to stay in the vicinity of Tika
Tika for eight weeks in the hope of meeting another patrol.
There is an established track from the Warburton / Giles
road to a point beyond Tika Tika. It takes off at a 44 gallon drum
placed on a mound of earth at approximately 100 miles from Warburton.
This track goes in a north-west direction to some low hills approximately
12 miles from the drum. Tika Tika is a series of round rockholes on
flat mulga water course. The well beaten track does not go to the water
holes, but I have made several vehicle tracks in to them.
Tabarala, ex Rawlinson Ranges man now living at Warburton
Ranges Mission, is an excellent guide to the area as it is his country
and he knows all its water supplies and the people are closely related
The group contacted at the Bonython Ranges consisted of :-
Jun Jun - Male 28 years.
Ikunjanja - Female 22 years wife of Jun Jun. She had a baby when last
seen two years ago.
Bikilinja - Nine years brother of Jun Jun.
Tjunjiriunja - Seven years brother of Jun Jun.
The mother of the above two boys is alleged to be at
Papunya and is called Monkatjin.
These, plus Henry, 19 years, who was left at Giles in April,
were transported to Papunya by Mr Feebing. They had been living on
the Giles / Sandy Blight Corner road for some time lighting fires to
attract attention for the purpose of obtaining transportation to
There remains in the vicinity of Bonython Ranges a man with
two small children.
W B MacDougall
Native Patrol Officer