Wards Correspondence 1960 - 1962


National Archives of Australia, Darwin Office F1 1957/145 Part 3 Welfare Branch Register of Wards Correspondence 1960 - 1962 Copyright P J Mackett, 2006 12. 2.1962 To be made a Ward Spider (Split Lip Mick) Barabul Jabada Nangiomeri Male Born 1920 12. 2.1962 To be made a Ward Bob Brolga Namarabundja Nagarit Djauan Male Born 1915 . .1962 Stanley, Luritja, of Alice Springs, born 1926, was married 11. 3.1962 26. 4.1962 Prosecutions against : William James Stillman Marie Adami David John Jonathan Macleod 26. 4.1962 George Melbun Iwarlyeri is a Ward. 26. 4.1962 Nipper Yilb Jambajina is a Ward . .1962 Stanley, Luritja, of Alice Springs, born 1926, was married 11. 3.1962 19. 4.1962 Wards declared to be citizens Name ROW Gazette Authority Andrea Mulholland 95 25 - 15. 6.1960 Alice Fejo 106 25 - 15. 6.1960 Albert Marigo 105 37 - 7. 9.1960 Abe Dudanba 160 27 - 21. 6.1960 Annie Nudjida 160 27 - 21. 6.1960 Bessy Kitibula 96 25 - 15. 6.1960 Biddy Cooper 107 25 - 15. 6.1960 Bessie Kelly 167 25 - 15. 6.1960 Biddy Farrell 167 25 - 15. 6.1960 Ray Farrell 179 25 - 15. 6.1960 Peter Farrell 179 25 - 15. 6.1960 Susan Farrell 181 25 - 15. 6.1960 Shirley Farrell 181 25 - 15. 6.1960 John Farrell 174 25 - 15. 6.1960 Jack Farrell 173 25 - 15. 6.1960 Beata Inkamala 157 37 - 7. 9.1960 Biddy Ririrjed 96 37 - 7. 9.1960 Bessie Gurungurra 54 14 - 29. 3.1961 Blanchie Wawuru 96 14 - 29. 3.1961 Daisy Sams 101 25 - 15. 6.1960 Dorothy Golder-Sterling 3 37 - 7. 9.1960 Dollie Limundu 96 37 - 7. 9.1960 Donald Wamarinya 53 Elsie Aknarainja 3 37 - 7. 9.1960 Emily Sidick 164 37 - 7. 9.1960 Eva Elajia 158 37 - 7. 9.1960 Ethel Enjira 102 14 - 29. 3.1961 Fanny Allen 111 25 - 15. 6.1960 Gottlieb 158 37 - 7. 9.1960 Ginger 1 130 27 - 21. 6.1961 Betty Billa Uk 130 27 - 21. 6.1961 Gracie Birungu 130 27 - 21. 6.1961 June Dugong 131 27 - 21. 6.1961 Maureen Green Turtle 131 27 - 21. 6.1961 Terry Green Turtle 132 27 - 21. 6.1961 Hedwig Mangaraka 158 14 - 29. 3.1961 Ida Yarrup 190 25 - 15. 6.1960 Iris Aranda 49 14 - 29. 3.1961 Jimmy Campbell 60 25 - 15. 6.1960 Biddy Mainarm 54 25 - 15. 6.1960 Jua Enalanga 158 37 - 7. 9.1960 Jacob (Roberts) Nabunun 133 19 - 3. 5.1961 Kitty Verburg 118 25 - 15. 6.1960 Lily Knowles 118 25 - 15. 6.1960 Mary Parry 103 25 - 15. 6.1960 Mary Stod 103 25 - 15. 6.1960 Mary Lake 120 25 - 15. 6.1960 Martala 50 46 - 13.11.1957 Maudie Bili-Api-Anau 121 37 - 7. 9.1960 Michael Ngalia 159 Micah Brown 159 37 - 7. 9.1960 Mona Luritja 47 37 - 7. 9.1960 Mabel Andana 33 14 - 29. 3.1961 Nellie Wilson 123 25 - 15. 6.1960 Nancy Baliala 196 37 - 7. 9.1960 Nellie Ann 177 37 - 7. 9.1960 Phillip Waipuldanya 236 25 - 15. 6.1960 Hannah Dulban 234 25 - 15. 6.1960 Phyllis Mutukutpina 236 25 - 15. 6.1960 Rhoda Bululka 236 25 - 15. 6.1960 Connie Ngamirimba 233 25 - 15. 6.1960 Mavis Munan 236 25 - 15. 6.1960 Margaret Roberts Polly Briscoe 21 37 - 7. 9.1960 Paddy Stewart 165 45 - 26.10.1960 Priscilla Yamilla 179 14 - 29. 3.1961 Peter Australia 125 27 - 21. 6.1961 Rosie Petherick 127 25 - 15. 6.1960 Ruth Blitner 180 25 - 15. 6.1960 Rosie Edmunds 131 25 - 15. 6.1960 Rose Warai 166 25 - 15. 6.1960 Rosemary Raberaba 160 37 - 7. 9.1960 Sandy Willika 181 25 - 15. 6.1960 Lily Dirib 175 25 - 15. 6.1960 Smiler Major Not gazetted Sandra Okinja 160 37 - 7. 9.1960 Seth Pareroultja 160 14 - 29. 3.1961 Topsy Parry 105 25 - 15. 6.1960 Tamarin (Emerine) 200 37 - 7. 9.1960 Virginia Entata 160 37 - 7. 9.1960 Winnie (Rene) Snape 129 37 - 7. 9.1960 3. 4.1962 Toby Narmilil La-bil-bil Nawagait is a Ward. 3. 4.1962 Clara Minda-Didja Nimara is a Ward. 3. 4.1962 Ronnie Jilama is a Ward 2. 4.1962 Fred (Wallace) Wadis Goanna Marananggu is a Ward. 30. 3.1962 The following are Wards Ronnie Jilama May aka Clara Minda-Didja Toby Narmilmil La-Bil-Bil Nawagait 30. 3.1962 The following are Wards Ronnie Jilama Mudbura May alias Clara Minda-Didja Toby Narmilmil La-bil-bil 29. 3.1962 The following are Wards Dean Myumba Tanoma of Alice Springs Phillip Rose of Alice Springs 28. 3.1962 Barney Dixon Warai Anmatjira is a Ward 5. 3.1962 Paddy Jagamara of Mt Dennison is not a Ward. . .1962 Paddy Jagamara Wailbri born 1937 Anningie not recognizable in Register. Father is Old Charlie deceased. Mother is Mary Ann Tea Tree. Consort is Tiny Wood. No children. 22. 2.1962 Clara Malanyan, Victoria River Downs ROW186 Amendments to Register. In the Register Clara's date of birth is given as 1922, but at Victoria River Downs she is considered to be at least 50 years old and Darwin medical records indicate that she is an 'old woman'. Clara has a daughter, Patsy Lidabungali, born in 1928, and a halfcaste son, Allan Griffiths, born in 1936. The Station has altered its records in anticipation to read 1912 as her date of birth. Clara is now in Darwin Hospital and I suggest if any additional information is required to alter the Register, she be contacted. 9. 2.1962 Ardis and Aldis are indeed one and the same person, a double entry having been made in the Register of Wards. On page 41 Ardis is incorrectly stated to be a male. Investigation reveals that Aldis is the correct name. 8. 1.1962 On Page 1 of the Register of Wards appears an Aldis Luritja. Date of birth 1940, and on page 41 appears an Ardis Warai Luritja, date of birth 1937, who is stated to be a male. Ardis is shown on the card held in this office to be a female and to have a consort Paulua Wilyuka. It would appear from this that Ardis is the person referred to by Social Services and there is a possibility that Aldis and Ardis are the same person. Would you please check this and advise me of your findings. 7.12.1961 Child Endowment - Aldis Wiljuka aka Aldis Paulis Maryvale Station The abovenamed employee has been overpaid 33 pounds as at 26th September, 1961. This overpayment occurred when a claim was lodged for Aldis Paulis on the 14th February, 1955 and a duplicate claim in the name of Aldis Wiljuka was lodged on 23rd May, 1957. Payment on the first claim was made at 1 pound per four weeks direct to endowee and payment on the second at 1 pound per four weeks, was made to your office. It is noted that on 14th May, 1956, your office advised that Aldis Paulus was not an aboriginal within the meaning of the Aboriginals Ordinance 1918 - 1953. When the claim for Aldis Wiljuka was lodged in 1957 inrespect of two children June and Phillip, payment was made for one child only, claimant considered being the wife of an aboriginal employee on a cattle station. If at this date Aldis Wiljuka was not deemed to be an aboriginal payment could have been made at 3 pounds per four weeks. It would be appreciated if you would advise whether Aldis Wiljuka was in 1957, regarded as an aborigine within the meaning of the Aboriginals Ordinance 1918 - 1953. 5. 1.1962 Death of Lippett Elbraljira of Epinarra to be registered. 7.12.1961 Parap Amadyirang Brinken is a Ward. 23.11.1961 Enoch Patrick Alice of Alice Springs ROW 242 is a Ward. Paddy Jagamara of Mt Dennison is a Ward. 20.11.1961 Bobby Kuliari of Alice Springs ROW 2 is a Ward. 26.10.1961 Greg Johnson aka Alec of Alice Springs is a Ward. 16.10.1961 A ward on marrying a person who is not a ward ceased to be a ward. Donald Wamarinya, Numan, Mara, born 1932, from Katherine District was married on 12. 8.1961 to a non-ward and caesed to be a ward on that date. 22. 9.1961 Mentions Donald Blitner. 30. 8.1961 Extract of Marriage Register. Groom Donald Blitner F/B (Wama-Rinya) Bride Juanita Margaret Kruger Married 12. 8.1961 Place St Paul's Church, Katherine 8. 8.1961 Letter from Ellen Kettle to the Welfare Branch about births that have not been registered. Munmalary Station (2 youngest were born at Nourlangie Station) Elaine Miyalwanga, born August 1959, mother Daphne Baljur, father Michael Gurumila Yvonne Margululu, born late 1958, mother Ruby Almindaijirrg, father Toby Gangali Nida (female), born approx 22. 2.1961, mother Ruby Almindaijirrg, father Toby Gangali Deidre (female), born approx 15. 2.1961, mother Rosie Wuguwain, father Harry Angalwa Mudjenberri Station Del Gudjal=Gudjal, born approx 14. 6.1960, mother Maudie Gunjulg, father George Gadjalma They are all Maialli tribe. 15. 8.1961 Tommy aka Kutikari is a ward. 31. 5.1961 Bobby aka Loratjira of Alice Springs is a ward. 26. 5.1961 American Jack of Jay Creek is a Ward. 25. 7.1961 Jackaroo of Jay Creek aka Tapananka is a Ward. . 2.1961 Jamu-Mali of Areyonga is a ward. . 2.1961 David Heffernan aka Yebarang Bangarda of Santa Teresa Mission is a ward. 3. 2.1961 Tony Johnson aka Panata of Todd River Station is a ward. 26. 5.1961 Enos Namatjira of Hermannsburg is a ward. 31. 5.1961 Stamley of Alice Springs is a ward. 22. 6.1961 Old age pensions are being paid to the following husband and wife who frequent the Lutheran Mission in Alice Springs. Alice Ross Kantitja Born About 1890 at Henbury Station Father Kaporilja Mother Not known Married A long time ago at Alice Springs to Sid Ross. Syd Ross Born About 1893 at Undoolya Father Ned Walsh Mother Polly Married At Alice Springs. Date of marriage not known. Wife is Alice. 12. 5.1961 Unable to locate an entry in the Register of Wards for Jack Wright Mirwana. Jack Wright Mirwana Red Kangaroo Brinken Born 1900 at Wagait (tribal place name near Delissaville) Usual Residence Delissaville Settlement Father Deceased Mother Deceased Consort Deceased Step-child Rosie Edmunds, married to Roy Edmunds H/C Half-brothers Harry Ferguson Nagawun ROW 130 Billy Mungai Marmin ROW 130 Half-sister Maggie Kwarku ROW 131 Notes Hand-written note states deceased 14. 5.1961 12. 5.1961 Nugget aka Baijari of Brunette Downs is a ward. 12. 5.1961 Mona aka Bunmali of Creswell is a ward. 12. 5.1961 Bill aka Bindawaji of Macarthur River is a ward. 4. 5.1961 Dubbo Rose . 5.1961 Roxburgh Station, Mount Isa, enquiring about Exemption for Dubbo Rose. 16. 4.1961 Roxburgh Station, Mount Isa, enquiring about Exemption for Dubbo Rose. Dubbo Rose is about 40 years of age. Not dated There are 71 full blooded aborigines who are not wards under the Welfare Ordinance, because their circumstances are such that they are considered not to need the special care and assistance provided by the Ordinance. Of these 8 (5 males and 3 females, including the wife of the late Albert Namatjira) were not declared to be wards; declarations in respect of 11 wards have been revoked, and 52 caesed to be wards on marriage to non-wards. 24. 3.1961 Tennant Creek. Mentions Paddy O'Keefe and whether he is a ward or not. 16. 3.1961 Katherine. Nancy Holtze to de deleted from the Register of Wards. She married Angus Holtze on 27. 5.1945 3. 3.1961 Nancy Holtze appears on ROW Page 117 with Aboriginal name Ninman. 16. 3.1961 The following were wards prior to their marriages and have ceased to be wards after their marriage. District Alice Springs North East European Name Mabel Tribal Personal Name Andana Group Kamara Tribe Aranda Sex Female Year of Birth 1926 Sub-District Plenty River Station Date of Marriage 26. 1.1961 District Alice Springs South East European Name Ethel Tribal Personal Name Enjira Group Warai Tribe Aranda Sex Female Year of Birth 1940 Sub-District Maryvale Date of Marriage 14. 2.1960 District Areyonga Settlement European Name Iris Tribal Personal Name Group Tribe Aranda Sex Female Year of Birth 1940 Sub-District Date of Marriage 27.11.1960 District Barkley Tableland European Name Bessie Tribal Personal Name Gurungurra Group Nurulama Tribe Wagaia Sex Female Year of Birth Wagaia Sub-District Avon Downs Date of Marriage 17.12.1960 District Borroloola European Name Blanchie Tribal Personal Name Wawuru Group Nulyarima Tribe Yanula Sex Female Year of Birth 1932 Sub-District Manangorah Date of Marriage 6. 2.1961 District Hermannsburg Mission European Name Hedwig Tribal Personal Name Mangaraka Group Tribe Aranda Sex Female Year of Birth 1901 Sub-District Date of Marriage 2. 8.1959 District Hermannsburg Mission European Name Seth Tribal Personal Name Pareroultja Group Tribe Luritja Sex Male Year of Birth 1925 Sub-District Date of Marriage 24.10.1960 District Katherine European Name Priscilla Tribal Personal Name Yamila Group Anbanangban Tribe Alawa Sex Female Year of Birth 1925 Sub-District Hodgson Downs Date of Marriage 1.12.1960 10. 3.1961 Marriage Certificate Groom Walter Smith Bride Mabel Date of Marriage 26. 1.1961 Place of Marriage Alice Springs 13. 3.1961 Marriage Certificate Groom Paul William Bride Ethel Entjira Date of Marriage 14. 2.1960 Place of Marriage Maryvale Station 10. 3.1961 Marriage Certificate Groom Billy Iltjalora Bride Iris Malbangka Date of Marriage 27.11.1960 Place of Marriage Napperby Lutheran Church, Napperby Station 13. 3.1961 Marriage Certificate Groom Edward Baker Bride Bessie Gurungurra Date of Marriage 17.12.1960 Place of Marriage A.I.M. Borroloola 13. 3.1961 Marriage Certificate Groom Alex Anderson Bride Blanchie Date of Marriage 6. 2.1961 Place of Marriage A.I.M. Residence Borroloola 13. 3.1961 Marriage Certificate Groom Harry Mangeraka Bride Hedwig Mangeraka Date of Marriage 2. 8.1959 Place of Marriage Hermannsburg 10. 3.1961 Marriage Certificate Groom Seth Parerultja Bride Amy Swift Date of Marriage 24.10.1960 Place of Marriage Hermannsburg 13. 3.1961 Marriage Certificate Groom Alexander Arnold Bride Priscilla Yamilla Date of Marriage 1.12.1960 Place of Marriage Hodgson Downs Station 10. 3.1961 Hooker Creek. Registration of Wards, additions and deletions. Name Daisy ROW161 Aboriginal Name Munggu, also incorrectly spelled Mungu Group Nangala Tribe Wailbri District Gregory Date of Birth 1910 Place of Birth Rabbit Flat (Granites) Consorts Danny Boy Jungarai ROW161 until 4. 9.1960 Jim Jungarai, not apparently registered, from 4. 9.1960 Special Abilities Nil Identification Marks 2 citraces on chest, old fracture left arm Children Henry Jabaldjari, male, born 1945 Name Jim should be Sam ROW156 Aboriginal Name Wanajugulba should be Wanatjakurba Group Jungarai Tribe Wailbri District Gregory, previously Giles Date of Birth 1915 should be 1917 Place of Birth Widjilga near Mt Wedge Consorts Ukambari Nangala Pintubi ROW156 till July 1960 only. Deserted to Hooker Creek and acquired new consort Daisy Munggu as from 5. 9.1960 Special Abilities Nil Identification Marks Numerous slight citraces on chest Children Ngoija Nabaldjari (Napaltari) Pintubi born 1947 ROW154, female Henry Jintibiljara (Weiab) Jabaldjari (Tapaltari) born 1938 ROW151 Notes This person may be Hospital Jimmy Jungarai ROW267. 31. 1.1961 Alice Springs. David Heffernan is a ward. 1.12.1960 Tennant Creek. (1) Do not know if Paddy is of mixed blood. (2) Betty is the daughter of Jemima whose father was a half-caste Chinese. The couple now have two children, Barbara born 20. 2.1956 and Joan born 5. 4.1960. 28.10.1960 J Campbell and his wife Biddy Mainarm of Larrimah are not wards. 23. 9.1960 Paddy Stewart Pultara Aranda, male, born 1902 of Jay Creek Settlement was married on 17. 8.1960 to a non-ward and so is no longer a ward. 5. 9.1960 Tennant Creek. Paddy O'Keefe Mulmaieri, Bangarinji, Wambaia, male, born 1926, ROW65 is a 3/4 caste and accordingly should not be on the ROW. He is married to Betty Wanjimima, a 3/4C. non ward and they have a child Barbara. 29. 8.1960 The following were wards prior to their marriages and have ceased to be wards after their marriage. District Alice Springs European Name Dorothy Golder-Sterling Tribal Personal Name Group Purula Tribe Aranda Sex Female Year of Birth 1928 Sub-District Date of Marriage 14. 9.1959 District Alice Springs European Name Elsie Tribal Personal Name Aknarainja Group Pananka Tribe Aranda Sex Female Year of Birth 1939 Sub-District Date of Marriage 4.11.1959 District Alice Springs North West European Name Polly Briscoe Tribal Personal Name Group Ngala Tribe Anmatjira Sex Female Year of Birth 1919 Sub-District Ti Tree Date of Marriage 28. 4.1958 District Alice Springs South West European Name Mona Tribal Personal Name Group Tribe Luritja Sex Female Year of Birth 1944 Sub-District Erldunda Station Date of Marriage 24.10.1959 District Borroloola European Name Biddy Tribal Personal Name Ririrjed Group Munanji Tribe Brinkin Sex Female Year of Birth 1898 Sub-District Borroloola Date of Marriage 6. 8.1957 District Borroloola European Name Dulcie Tribal Personal Name Limundu Group Nurulama Tribe Garawa Sex Female Year of Birth 1940 Sub-District Spring Creek Date of Marriage 17.12.1959 District Darwin European Name Albert Tribal Personal Name Marigo Group Fire Tribe Tiwi Sex Male Year of Birth 1939 Sub-District Date of Marriage 7.10.1958 District Darwin European Name Maudie Tribal Personal Name Bili-Api-Anau Group Yugwani Tribe Tiwi Sex Female Year of Birth 1905 Sub-District Shoal Bay Date of Marriage 14. 3.1958 District Darwin European Name Winnie (Rene) Snape Tribal Personal Name Margal Group Tribe Brinkin Sex Female Year of Birth 1910 Sub-District Date of Marriage 13. 5.1959 District Hermannsburg Mission European Name Beata Tribal Personal Name Inkamala Group Tribe Aranda Sex Female Year of Birth 1939 Sub-District Date of Marriage 14. 3.1959 District Hermannsburg Mission European Name Eva Tribal Personal Name Elajia Group Tribe Aranda Sex Female Year of Birth 1912 Sub-District Date of Marriage 14. 5.1960 District Hermannsburg Mission European Name Gottlieb Tribal Personal Name Inkamala Group Tribe Aranda Sex Male Year of Birth 1934 Sub-District Date of Marriage 10. 4.1960 District Hermannsburg Mission European Name Jua Tribal Personal Name Enalanga Group Tribe Luritja Sex Male Year of Birth 1929 Sub-District Date of Marriage 10. 4.1960 District Hermannsburg Mission European Name Micah Brown Tribal Personal Name Group Tribe Anmatjira Sex Male Year of Birth 1917 Sub-District Date of Marriage 2. 8.1959 District Hermannsburg Mission European Name Michael Tribal Personal Name Ngalaia Group Tribe Luritja Sex Male Year of Birth 1941 Sub-District Date of Marriage 28. 1.1960 District Hermannsburg Mission European Name Rosemary Tribal Personal Name Raberaba Group Tribe Aranda Sex Female Year of Birth 1942 Sub-District Date of Marriage 2. 8.1959 District Hermannsburg Mission European Name Sandra Tribal Personal Name Okinja Group Tribe Luritja Sex Female Year of Birth 1897 Sub-District Date of Marriage 2. 8.1959 District Hermannsburg Mission European Name Virginia Tribal Personal Name Entata Group Tribe Luritja Sex Female Year of Birth 1942 Sub-District Date of Marriage 14. 3.1959 District Jay Creek Settlement European Name Emily Sidick Tribal Personal Name Group Tribe Sex Female Year of Birth 1931 Sub-District Date of Marriage 3. 5.1960 District Katherine European Name Nellie Ann Tribal Personal Name Bardalorna Group Berlin Tribe Rembarrnga Sex Female Year of Birth 1935 Sub-District Mainoru Date of Marriage 4.10.1957 District Kimberley European Name Nancy Tribal Personal Name Baliala (Polialla) Group Nangala Tribe Jaminju Sex Female Year of Birth 1926 Sub-District Moolooloo Date of Marriage 5. 9.1957 District Kimberley European Name Nancy Tribal Personal Name Waru Group Nalyiri Tribe Gurindji Sex Female Year of Birth 1925 Sub-District Wave Hill Date of Marriage 6. 6.1958 District Kimberley European Name Tamarin (Emerina) Tribal Personal Name Wyin-nalli (Wainingali) Group Nambidjina Tribe Gurindji Sex Female Year of Birth 1931 Sub-District Wave Hill Date of Marriage 7. 6.1958 19. 1.1960 Tennant Creek. About Ivy Malrube. Ivy was not in the company of Friday when the latter was last contacted at Alexandria. 17. 6.1960 Wyndham, Western Australia. Valentine John McGuiness is in Wyndham and claims to be a non-native. Claims to have been born on 25. 5.1938 at Darwin and to be the son of Bernard Stephen McGuiness and Coroline Stretton (?). Can you confirm this. 8. 6.1960 Wards omitted from the Register of Wards District Barkley Tableland European Name Jimmy (Campbell) Tribal Personal Name Group Jangari Tribe Aranda Sex Male Year of Birth 1915 Sub-District Daly Waters District Barkley Tableland European Name Biddy Tribal Personal Name Mainarm Group Nambajimba Tribe Jingali Sex Female Year of Birth 1910 Sub-District Daly Waters District Borroloola European Name Andrea Mulholland Tribal Personal Name Amalir Group Tribe Yanula Sex Female Year of Birth 1920 Sub-District Borroloola District Borroloola European Name Bessy Tribal Personal Name Kitibula Group Tribe Yanula Sex Female Year of Birth 1921 Sub-District Bin Bomg (Bong?) Station District Daly River European Name Mrs Daisy Sams Tribal Personal Name Bindala Group Tribe Nangomeri Sex Female Year of Birth 1928 Sub-District Elizabeth Downs District Daly River European Name Mrs Mary Parry Tribal Personal Name Group Nabajin Tribe Brinkin Sex Female Year of Birth 1922 Sub-District Daly River District Daly River European Name Mrs Mary Stott Tribal Personal Name Miriwan Group Tribe Wagait Sex Female Year of Birth 1920 Sub-District Tipperary Hills District Daly River European Name Mrs Topsy Parry Tribal Personal Name Group Tribe Brinkin Sex Female Year of Birth 1920 Sub-District Daly River District Darwin European Name Alice Fejo Tribal Personal Name Min-dei-al Group Tribe Marrgu Sex Female Year of Birth 1919 Sub-District District Darwin European Name Biddy Cooper Tribal Personal Name Group Nangala Tribe Brinkin Sex Female Year of Birth 1925 (1915?) Sub-District District Darwin European Name Fanny Allen Tribal Personal Name Alia Group Tribe Malak Malak Sex Male Year of Birth 1910 Sub-District Batchelor District Darwin European Name Kitty Verburg (McGregor) Tribal Personal Name Mulalun Group Tribe Malak Malak Sex Female Year of Birth 1915 Sub-District District Darwin European Name Lily Knowles Tribal Personal Name Gindjiuri Group Mau-ula Tribe Brinkin Sex Female Year of Birth 1925 Sub-District Buffalo Camp District Darwin European Name Mary Lake Tribal Personal Name Ingia-mu Group Nanagu Tribe Wadaman Sex Female Year of Birth 1906 Sub-District Buffalo Camp District Darwin European Name Nellie Wilson Tribal Personal Name Goldigmi Group Nalgorjog Tribe Gunwinggu Sex Female Year of Birth 1917 Sub-District Pine Creek District Darwin European Name Rosie Petherick Tribal Personal Name Galigu Group Wugug Tribe Brinkin Sex Female Year of Birth 1925 Sub-District Finnis River District Delissaville Settlement European Name Rosie Edmunds Tribal Personal Name Wudubiya Group Fish Tribe Wagait Sex Female Year of Birth 1928 Sub-District District Jay Creek European Name Ross Tribal Personal Name Group Warai Tribe Aranda Sex Male Year of Birth 1926 Sub-District District Katherine European Name Bessie Kelly Tribal Personal Name Nilili Group Tribe Sex Female Year of Birth 1927 Sub-District Beswick Station District KatherineBiddy Farrell European Name Tribal Personal Name Group Tribe Mangari Sex Female Year of Birth 1930 Sub-District Mataranka District KatherineJack Farrell European Name Tribal Personal Name Group Tribe Mangarai Sex Male Year of Birth 1952 Sub-District Mataranka District Katherine European Name John Farrell Tribal Personal Name Group Tribe Mangarai Sex Male Year of Birth 1950 Sub-District Mataranka District Katherine European Name Lily Tribal Personal Name Dirbib Group Tribe Ngalkbun Sex Female Year of Birth 1936 Sub-District District Katherine European Name Peter Farrell Tribal Personal Name Group Tribe Mangarai Sex Male Year of Birth 1955 Sub-District Mataranka District Katherine European Name Ray Farrell Tribal Personal Name Group Tribe Mangarai Sex Male Year of Birth 1946 Sub-District Mataranka District Katherine European Name Ruth Blitner Tribal Personal Name Marali Group Badjain Tribe Nungubuyu Sex Female Year of Birth 1930 Sub-District District Katherine European Name Sandy Tribal Personal Name Willika Group Namaiyang Tribe Jauan Sex Male Year of Birth 1926 Sub-District District Katherine European Name Shirley Farrell Tribal Personal Name Group Tribe Mangarai Sex Female Year of Birth 1947 Sub-District Mataranka District Katherine European Name Susan Farrell Tribal Personal Name Group Tribe Mangarai Sex Female Year of Birth 1951 Sub-District District Kimberley European Name Ida Tribal Personal Name Yarrup Ngarrupnari Group Nangari Tribe Wandjira Sex Female Year of Birth 1930 Sub-District Inverway District Roper River Mission European Name Phillip Tribal Personal Name Waipuldanya Group Kgapunun Tribe Alawa Sex Male Year of Birth 1922 Sub-District District Roper River Mission European Name Hannah Tribal Personal Name Dulban Group Ngamayang Tribe Wandarang Sex Female Year of Birth 1927 Sub-District District Roper River Mission European Name Phyllis Tribal Personal Name Mutukutpina Group Munan Tribe Alawa Sex Female Year of Birth 1945 Sub-District District Roper River Mission European Name Rhoda Tribal Personal Name Bululka Group Munan Tribe Alawa Sex Female Year of Birth 1949 Sub-District District Roper River Mission European Name Connie Tribal Personal Name Ngamirimba Group Munan Tribe Alawa Sex Female Year of Birth 1951 Sub-District District Roper River Mission European Name Mavis Tribal Personal Name Group Munan Tribe Alawa Sex Female Year of Birth 1956 Sub-District Undated The following people were declared as wards but should not have been. (1) Some full blooded Aborigines who have reached a stage of development where special care and attention are no longer necessary for them. This group comprises Phillip Roberts, his wife Hannah and their children Phyllis, Rhoda, Connie,and Mavis. Phillip Roberts is a medical assistant employed by the Department of Health. Sandy Willika and his wife Lily. Sandy Willika has been employed in Katherine by the Municipal Section on Award wages for the past two years. He has two children, the older inadvertently omitted from the Register of Wards and the younger born after May 1957 and has therefore not been declared a ward. (2) A full blooded Aborigine who was exempted from the provisions of the Aboriginal Ordinance but who was declared to be a ward. Alice Fejo is the widow of a part-coloured returned soldier and after his death she was exempted from the provisions of the Aboriginals Ordinance by notice in the Northern Territory Government Gazette No. 11 of March 13, 1957. (3) A number of full blooded Aboriginal women married to European or part-coloured men and whose names should not have appeared in the Register of Wards. Biddy Mainarm Andrea Mulholland Bessie Kitibula Mrs Daisy Sams Mrs Mary Parry Mrs Mary Stott Mrs Topsy Parry Biddy Cooper Fanny Allen Kitty Verburg (McGregor) Lily Knowles Mary Lake Nellie Wilson Rosie Petherick Rosie Edmunds Bessy Kelly Biddy Farrell Ruth Blitner Ida The above are all full blooded Aboriginal women who are married either to European or part-coloured men and were so married at the time of the commencement of the Welfare Ordinance. (4) A number of part-coloured men invalidly declared to be wards. Jimmy Campbell Ross (5) A number of part-coloured children, the issue of one of the marriages described at (3) above. Jack, John, Peter, Ray, Shirley and Susan Farrell are children of Biddy Farrell and are part coloured. 4. 4.1960 Correspondence about Diamond Majiga. Diamond Majiga, ROW 110, estimated DOB 1930. Both of Diamond's parents are deceased and their names are unknown. Diamond has 3 sisters: Judy Ala-Jinggu, ROW 117, married to Fred Naminjulu, ROW 112. Daisy Mambudja, ROW 109, married to Hector Julum, ROW 113. Nancy Alminnud, ROW 122. Diamond formed an early association in Katherine with a ward called Lorna who cannot be identified with the Register of Wards. Lorna is now deceased but the association split up in approximately 1947. Also in 1947, Diamond apparently moved to Darwin where he was employed as an orderly at Bagot Hospital. There has been no issue from either his association with Lorna or Linda, his present consort. According to our records Linda, ROW 118, is the daughter of Charlie Najarubu, ROW 109, and Marawudju, ROW 119. This parentage cannot be correct as the father would have been minus 7 years of age at the time Linda was born and it is clear that Marawudju had some previous consort. This is supported by the fact that he has two half-brothers, Sydney Yalmur, ROW 128, and Brisbane Gulmululu, ROW 108. At a very early age Linda contracted a bush union with Balir-Balir, ROW 106, and by him was born a daughter Josie Bumia, ROW 117, who was born when Linda was approximately 16 years of age. This daughter Josie is now married to George Wubunu, ROW 112. Linda claims that Balir-Balir, who is an uncle of Ted Cooper, treated her very roughly and apparently the last straw which broke the union was his desire to bring Linda's sister into his camp as a second wife. The name of this sister is not known but I feel she must have been a tribal sister as we have no record of any blood sister for Linda. Linda then moved into the camp of Frank Wuru Wurung-Wurung of whom we have no record. There was no issue of this union. Linda again claims of ill treatment by her consort and in the late 40's or early 50's she came to Darwin for treatment following assault upon her by Frank. On discharge from Darwin Hospital she went to Bagot Hospital where, in about 1951, she formed an association with Diamond who was working at Bagot Hospital and an orderly. There is no issue of this union. Please note that in Mr Sweeney's notes Josie the daughter of Linda and Balir-Balir, appears as Rosie. This has been checked and the daughter Josie is definately the child of that union. It is clear from this information that the nature and number of marriage type associations that Diamondhas made would recommend his declaration as a Ward under Section 14 (1) (c). His closest personal association is with his present consort Linda and again the nature and number of her marriage type associations, especially the first, of which a child was born when she was about 16 years of age, would suggest the need for Diamond's declaration as a Ward under Section 14 (1) (d). Further, Diamond lives among and associates with Wards at Bagot Settlement with whom he converses in a language not English. He takes part in corroborees and while he lives in one end of a hut and has made some endeavour to improve his domestic surroundings, these surroundings are still far below the standards of the Darwin community generally. At the same time the part he plays in the rituals of his group is so great that he might be considered a 'Doctor Blackfellow'. These would be further reasons for his declaration as a Ward under Sections 14 (1), (c) and (d). It has been my experience at Bagot that Diamond uses the advice of staff in the management of his affairs. Examples of this would be the need for staff to help him with his arrangements for travel when on annual holiday and the help which he needed in the purchase and maintenance of a radio. Diamond is at this time earning three pounds ten shillings per week and it is my opinion that this is a reasonable return for the work he performs. He would obviously be unable to live at community standards within the community on such an income. This would commend his declaration as a Ward under Section 14 (1) (a). 16. 3.1960 Tennant Creek. Ward Judy Nagamara. On Page 254 of the Register of Wards there is an entry recording Judy Liliangnuli Nabarula. On the other hand I can find no record of Judy Nagamara, daughter of Nat (incorrectly written Net) Warano Jupila (Jabarula) page 255. Other children of Nat shown on the Register are Ted Jagamara, page 256, Edith Nagamara, page 253 and Cliff Jagamara, page 252. I am unable to locate another son Paddy Jagamara. Would it be possible to check your records if the Judy on page 254 should, in fact, be Judy Jagamara. For your further information, in case it has not been recorded, Judy was tribally married to Peter Jabaljari, page 256, in January, 1958, at Warrabri. This couple has now adopted the European surname of Graham and will be in future referred to as Peter Jabaljari Graham and Judy Nagamara Graham respectively. 12. 5.1960 Finke River Mission Hermannsburg. In reply to your letter 60/337 of the 4th May in regard claimants for Old Age Benefits, I give the followingparticulars. Ruth Ebatarinja, is a half-caste, thus a non ward and also Clara Inkamala, wife of Reinhold Inkamala, is a part-coloured, thus a non ward but both are shown on the Census of Part Coloured taken by Mr G Holden on 2.10.1958, and am wondering if this is enough identification. In his census he had Ruth as born in 1886 whereas in our records we have her as born in 1884 and he had Clara as 1900 whereas we have it as 30.10.1898. Injabadi also spelt Entjibati is the wife of Mick Tempe, she was born in 1899 at the Petermann Ranges whereas Mr Holden has her born at Tempe Downs in 1890 in his census of 6th June 1959, and Larry Yatjitja, sometimes spelt Ljatita, is also in the same Census. If this is not enough information to satisfy the Director of Social Services, let me have a further supply of forms. For Sophia Raogguraia and Alexander Mamaluka, I am enclosing the completed forms. I was wondering if it is possible for me to obtain a Register of Wards for my use thus saving troubling Rev. Scherer to get his each time I require it. 5. 4.1960 Katherine. Application for Citizenship The Ward Jimmy Campbell who is shown in the Register of Wards on page 60 has requested that he be considered for full Citizenship rights. For three or four years he has been in regular employment with the Commonwealth Railways, at Award rates of pay as a fettler. He came to the Northern Territory about 1930 with a droving plant from Marree in South Australia. I have known him since 1946. He claims his father was an Afghan who died in Marree When Jimmy was a baby. His appearance would indicate that his claim in this respect is correct. Jimmy Campbell is also known as Jim Gamble under which name he is probably employed by the Commonwealth Railways. He has one child attending the Elliott School and another the Newcastle Waters School. He is keen regarding the education of his children. He does not remember his father's name but his mother was known as Rosie who died at Aileron in or about 1945. Jimmy's wife is Biddy Mainarm whose name appears on page 54 of Register of Wards. 7. 4.1960 Alice Springs. Family of the late Albert Namatjira. As a result of an enquiry from the Public Trustee information regarding the family of the late Albert Namatjira was sought from the Superintendent of Hermannsburg Mission and the following information, obtained from the official Church register at the Mission, was forwarded : Name Born Date Enos Namatjira Hermannsburg .1920 (1918) Oscar Namatjira Hermannsburg .1922 (1921) Maisie (nee Namatjira) Hermannsburg . 7.1923 (1923) Ewald Namatjira Hermannsburg 7.11.1930 (1925) Keith Namatjira Hermannsburg 13. 6.1937 (1927) Morris Namatjira Hermannsburg 29. 7.1939 (1930) The year in brackets indicates the respective years of birth as given in the Register of Wards. From this it is apparent that the census taker did not have access to the records that are now available and as the dates vary up to as high as ten years from the correct year of birth it is thought that in the first amendment to the Register the correct dates should be shown. 17. 2.1960 Darwin. After a discussion with the Crown Law Officer, Mr Withnall, on the Welfare Bill passed at the last meeting of the Legislative Council, I understand that those aboriginals married to non wards and already declared wards, could only be removed from the Register by proclomation. Will you please take steps to have the following removed from the Register of Wards: Name Notes Andrea Mulholland Borroloola Mrs Daisy Sams Tipperary Mrs Mary Parry Daly River Mrs Topsy Parry Daly River Biddy Cooper Mt Wells, via Burrundi Lily Knowles Wife of Harold Knowles Bessie Kelly Beswick Biddy Farrell Roper Valley Station John Farrell Son of Biddy Farrell Peter Farrell Son of Biddy Farrell Ray Farrell Son of Biddy Farrell Shirley Farrell Daughter of Biddy Farrell Susan Farrell Daughter of Biddy Farrell Ruth Blitner Katherine There may be some others, ans as soon as I have checked on them, I shall inform you, so that their names may be removed also from the Register of Wards. 10. 2.1960 Appeal against declaration as a ward : Ross Davis - Jay Creek I refer to the District Welfare Officer's memorandum U.123/4 dated 13th January, 1960, hereunder:- 'Ross Davis approached me with the request that his name be removed from the list of Wards. The name appears on page 166 of the Register and is shown as Ross, Group Warai, Tribe Aranda, Year of Birth, 1926. Particulars of Ross Davis' parents are as under. He was born near Morris Soak, his mother being Maudie Davis a mixed blood, his father a full blood aboriginal. The father of Maudie was Brett Davis a white man, whilst her mother was a full blood aboriginal named Ulurka, a member of the Kaiditj tribe. Ross Davis engages in employment in the pastoral industry, mainly at Hamilton Downs, and has resided in the Alice Springs district all his life. His associates are mainly half castes and he was unaware that his name had been included on the List of Wards until he was arrested and charged with 'Ward Drink Liquor'. At present Davis is employed by the Animal Industry Branch handling salt. Ross Davis is also known as Ross Morris and Ross. It is recommended that this request should receive favourable consideration.' This memorandum was received by me in Darwin and was brought to Alice Springs for the purpose of more precise identification and information as to the parentage of Ross Davis' mother, Maudie. Under all these circumstances it is apparent that the declaration of Ross Davis to be a ward is invalid and I strongly urge that a submission be made to the Administrator with a view to having Ross Davis' name removed from the Gazette notice. Since my arrival in Alice SPrings Davis has again been arrested and charged with, being a ward, he did drink liquor, and on this occasion he has sought legal aid by engaging Mr N Hargrave. The case has been adjourned until tuesday 16th February. If you agree with the above recommendation I would appreciate telegraphic advice that action has been taken to seek the Administrator's approval for the removal of Ross Davis' name from the Register and on receipt of such advice I will so inforn the local Inspector of Police, who I feel sure will then withdraw the charge. This will obviate any possible adverse publicity repercussions.
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