Narional Archives of Australia
CRS F315/0 Item 1949/388
Report of Patrol of Southern Stations, Finke Police District and South-West Reserve
Patrol Report L N Penhall 29. 8.1949
Owner Estate J A Braeden - Executor Trustee Co Adelaide
Manager Mr G W Pearce
Sonny Swan 3/4W head stockman.
Gordon Abbott H/C granted Exemption through War Service.
Kenneth Swan H/C granted Exemption through War Service.
Coloured boy Jim Kernan wants to marry a coloured girl Vera Armstrong. Consent of girl's
Ration Depot operates at the Police Station.
There are only two half-castes in the area.
One came from Oodnadatta, a girl named Eva James about 16 years old. She is very reticent
about her past, but could possibly be 3/4 white. She is pregnant at the moment and the
alleged father of this child is a full blood native. She has elected to stay in the camp
to have her baby. No good purpose would be served in removing her.
The other is a young girl named Emily Thompson aged approximately 15 years. She is the one
who gave information against Mr F J Hird (see report on H K Woods). I think that she should
also stay in the camp for the time being. It is the only environment she knows. When room
is available she could be removed to st Marys Hostel, and receive domestic training, as she
will remain a source of trouble to Constable Brown while there is a possibility of undesirable
whites being at the finke.
Owner ?Bokharsa Pastoral Co
Manager E Pohl
The only coloured person on the station is Abbey Foster aged approximately 50 years. She is quite
happy and has no desire to change her mode or place of living.
Deep Well Station
Owner V C Oldfield
Manager V C Oldfield
Mt Cavanagh Station
Owner Mr H Kitto
Sundown Station S.A.
Owner Mr H Kitto
Manager Mr A Brumby
Owner Mr O Andrews
Victory Downs Station
Owner Mr H G Briscoe
Mt Connor Station
Owner Mr de Conlay
A native woman named Cunethara aged about 30 years who was walkabout from Areyonga,
in my opinion was suffering from advanced TB and malnutrition.
Another native woman named Dennymire is being maintained by Mr de Conley. She is the
mother of his two half-caste sons, Robert aged 16 years and Walter aged 13 years.
Both of these boys have been reasonably well educated, and now assist their father
with stock work.
Owner Mr Cousins (about to change hands to the Fogarty Brothers)
Manager Mr R L Coulthard
Owner Mr R H Harris
Manager Mr J Russell
Mr S Ferguson fencing on Umbearra. His son is D Ferguson, part Aboriginal.
New Crown Station
Owner R J Smith
Manager R J Smith
The girl Emmie H/C is about 15 or 16 years of age and is reticent regarding her history.
She has apparently been absorbed into the tribe and can speak very little English.
She is quite happy to remain in the camp and I dont think it would help her in any way
to remove her from her present environment.
Horse Shoe Bend Station
Owner Mr C T Golder
Manager Mr C T Golder
Jimmy Kenny H/C and his family occupy a dwelling. Jimmy Kenny had a leg amputated
some time ago and has an artificial limb.
Jim Swan H/C and his family occupy a dwelling.
Owner Angus and Archibald McPherson
Manager Archibald McPherson
Owner Mr J Mortimore
Manager Mr J I Dempster
Owner Liddle Brothers M and A.
They are coloured people who have gained exemptions. One is Milton Liddle.
Owner Estate F A Hince
Manager J O'Brien
Jack O'Donnell from Queensland has been on Tempe Downs for 7 years married to a
full blood. Not exempt in the Northern territory and also one girl about 2 years
old. Father unknown. Would suggest that this kiddie be brought in for education
purposes when old enough.
Owner S G Stanes
Manager S G Stanes
Renners Rock Station
Owner R H Buck
Two half-caste girls aged 7 and 14 years. Mr Buck has assumed responsibility for
these girls and is looking after them. This is contrary to the Ordinance but as
Mr Buck is now 73 years old there would be no danger of illicit relationship.
The girls were very well clothed and in excellent health, they are the daughters
of Sonny Breadon 3/4W deceased and full blood Tungo. One is too old for educating
and the other could possibly be brought in next year for schooling.
Mt Quinn Station (Titra Well)
Owner Mr A Butler
Alice Malthouse aged 20 daughter of Billy Malthouse 3/4 black and full blood
living in the camp. Helen Malthouse aged 1 year daughter of Alice Malthouse
and full blood. I dont recommend any action regarding these two. They are
not over endowed with white blood, and no good purpose could be served by
Owner Mr W A Turner (also manager)
Rumbalara Ochre Mines
Manager Mr A F de Souza
Tony Butler coloured worker.
Jack Boomi coloured worker.
The only full bloods at the Mine are Casey and his wife Dorothy.
Owner Mr Frank Smith, father of Mr R J Smith of New Crown Station
De Rose Hill (S.A.)
Owner Mr D Fuller
See Report Mt Cavanagh Station, Northern territory.
Kenmore Park Station (S.A.)
Manager Mr Rex Lowe
Station adjoins Victory Downs Station, Northern Territory.
Ernabella Mission (S.A.)
Deep Well, Northern Territory
Rodinga, Northern Territory
Rumbalara, Northern Territory
Abminga, South Australia.