Mornington Island 1975


Lardil Properties of Place
An Ethnological Study in Man-Environment Relations
P.C. Memmott, 1979. PhD Thesis, University of Queensland.

Table 10 - List of Domiciliary Occupants, Mornington Island,
November 1975.

Format of this table is as follows

Domicile Reference Number
Family and people
Where families grouped Family head listed


Domicile 1
Cameron Evans and Marina Evans (nee Wilson) and 3 children.
House owned by Pompey Wilson.

Domicile 2
Edgar Wilson and Shirley Wilson and 4 children.
House owned by Pompey Wilson.

Domicile 3
Under demolition. Last resident was Howard Wilson.
Owned by Scotty Wilson.

Domicile 4 
Pompey Wilson. Previously occupied by Angus Wilson and 
Louisa Wilson.

These 4 houses grouped together as
Pompey Wilson and family, married son and daughter
(previously residence area for Scotty Wilson and family also)

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Domicile 5
Kelly Bunbujee and Francis Bunbujee in tent.
Daughter Beatrice in house(?).

Domicile 6
Nelly Kelly and 2 children but house unsafe.
Shifting into 5.

Domicile 10
Popgun and Pansy, son Roy Bert and nephew Gordon Watt.

These 3 houses grouped together as
Runbujee family, 2 brothers and families.

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Domicile 7
Robert's old house, unoccupied, unsafe.

Domicile 121
Charlotte Davis (nee Robert) and 4 children.

Domicile 8
Old Robert, daughter Jean and 3 children, 
son Logan and 5 children.

Domicile 11
Hector Thomas and wife Moira Thomas (nee Robert) and 7 children.

These 4 houses grouped together as
Robert, sons and daughters and families.

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Domicile 9
Dan Bush and Meta Bush and 3 children.
Son Bailey Bush in tent.

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Domicile 12
Single man's house
Douglas Robert
Jonathan Toby
Barry Bush
Edmond Charles
Note that the first three have their father and family 
living close by whilst Edmond has his mother's brothers 
close by.

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Domicile 13
Ruska Toby and Nora Toby, son Jonathan, daughters Patsy and
Theresa and other children (?4 others).

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Domicile 14
Jerry Peter and wife Carol Peter (nee Bush).

Domicile 15
Sam Bush, son Barry, daughter Maureen and child,
son Major his wife and 2 children.

These 2 houses are grouped together as
Sam Bush and family.

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Domicile 16
Sydney Webber and wife Mona Webber.

Domicile 17
Sydney Webber jne and wife Ailsa Webber (nee Roughsey)
and 1 child. House owned by Ailsa.

Domicile 18
Unoccupied. House of recenthy deceased K Roughsey.

Domicile 19
Fred Lorraine and wife Peggy Lorraine (nee Roughsey) and
9 children, daughter Christine and child.

Domicile 34
Dick Roughsey's house inhabited by Fanny Roughsey (in mourning
for husband Ken Roughsey), son Arthur with wife and family,
daughter Ellen Roughsey, sons Richard and Watson (3 children).

These domiciles have two overlapping groupings, namely

Domiciles 16;17, Sydney Webber and family.
Domiciles 17;18;19;34, Wife, children and children's families
of deceased K roughsey.

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Domicile 20
Steven Williams and wife Maisie Williams (nee Goodman) and 2 children.

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Domicile 21
Kirk Jacob and wife Alma Jacob and 5 children.

Domicile 22
Billy Namie and wife Pollyanna Namie (nee Jacob) and 2 children.

Domicile 23
Maurice Sandy and wife Rachel Sandy (nee Jacob) and 5 children.

Domicile 24
Janet Thomas (daughter of Tom Jacob) and 3 children.

Domicile 25 
Tom Jacob and wife Dora Jacob

Domicile 27
Hilda Thomas and 2 children.

These 7 houses grouped together as 
Tom Jacob, his 3 daughter's families, his brother's son's family.
Jacko Jacob died about 1972.

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Domicile 29
Old women's house
Wooroomboolbool (Maude's mother)
Ethel
Kate
Sometimes older single men, eg Phil Jack or Gordon Watt stay
outside this house.

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Domicile 31
Lois Watt and sons Lewis Watt and Gregory Watt.

Domicile 28
Lena Watt and 3 children.

Domicile 58
Arnold Watt and children.

These houses grouped together as 
Lois Watt and adult children and families.

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Domicile 30
Colin Williams, separated from wife Dell Williams (domicile 53).
Children occupy both households from time to time.

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Domicile 26
Fred Jowrth and wife Maude Jowrth

Domicile 53
Dell Williams (nee Moon) and 8 children. Temporary resident
is boyfriend Ross Charles.

Domicile 57
Teddy Moon and 3 children.

These houses are grouped together as
Fred Jaurth and children of his deceased brother.

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Domicile 32
Unoccupied, owned by Don Robertson.

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Domicile 33
Unoccupied, owners deceased.

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Domicile 37
Bambra Goodman and Gladys Goodman, daughter Jennifer and 2 children.

Domicile 35
Vonny Watt (nee Goodman) and 3 children.

Domicile 36
Cecil Goodman and wife Colleen Goodman (nee Bell) and 3 children.

Domicile 39
Pat Bell and wife Christobel Bell and 6 children.

Domicile 40
Roger Kelly and wife Eileen Kelly (nee Bell) and 3 children.

Domicile 41
Queenie Bell.

These houses are in two overlapping groups, as follows
Domiciles 37;35;36, as Bambra Goodman and families.
Domiciles 36;39;40;41, as Queenie BEll her children and their families.

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Domicile 38 
Hugh Ben wife Edna Ben and 3 children and Charly Marme.

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Domicile 42
Henry Peter's old house, occupied by son Paul and wife Norma.
Demolition begun mid-June 1975.

Domicile 43
Henry Peter and wife Doris Peter, son Calder, daughter Merle.
Also son Mathew Peter and wife Valerie Peter (nee Bush) and 2 children.

Domicile 44 
Clifford Bush and wife Lillian Bush (nee Peter) and 4 children.

Domicile 45
Ian James house (on mainland working), wife Evelyn James (nee Peter)
and children.

Thses house grouped as 
Henry Peter, his children and their families.

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Domicile 46
Unoccupied, partly demolished, previously inhabited by
Topsy Dugong, Lawrence and Jamie.

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Domicile 48
Unoccupied, owned by Connie Marme.

Domicile 49
Unoccupied, owned by Winnie Marme. Temporarily occupied
by Violet George.

Domicile 50
Unoccupied, owned by Connie Marme and Winnie Marme. Temporarily
occupied by Kathleen Ned.

These houses grouped as
Houses owned by the Marme sisters.

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Domicile 47
Don Robertson and wife Rosie Robertson and son Reg, daughters
Dulcie and Hetty and 2 children.
Preparing to occupy Domicile 50.

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Domicile 51
House for rent, owned by Pat Reid, often occupied
by European school teachers.

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Domicile 52
House in disrepair, unoccupied, owned by Prince Escott, 
temporarily occupied by the investigator.

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Domicile 54
Unoccupied, once inhabited by Harry Dolan (emigrated).

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Domicile 55
Unoccupied, previoulsy occupied by Douglas Burke and family.

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Domicile 56
Topsy Dugong, son James and Moreton Moon.

Domicile 99
Nicholas Dugong and wife Sally Dugong (nee James).)

Domicile 60
Gully Peter and wife Cora Peter.

These houses grouped as
Topsy Dugong and sons and Moreton Moon.

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Domicile 59
Venie Charles, daughter Noreen and 1 child.

Domicile 62
Ivy Charles, sons David and Leonard and 2 children

These houses grouped as 
Wives of 2 Charles brothers and families.

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Domicile 61
Eric Gavenor and wife Gloria Gavenor and 3 children.

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Domicile 63
Barry Taylor and Linda Waldon.

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Domicile 64
Graham Toby and wife Priscilla Toby and 3 children.

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Domicile 65
Nichol Butcher and wife Dotsy Butcher and 6 children.

Domicile 66
Blind Major Butcher.

These houses grouped as
Nichol Butcher and family and brother.

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Domicile 67
Annie Chong and 4 children and boyfriend Lindsay Roughsey.

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Domicile 68
Gertie Scholes, son Cedric, son-in-law Milton Jingles and wife
Doreen Jingles and 2 children.

Domicile 69
Mark Jingles and wife Gwen Jingles, son Anthony and 5 children.
(Larry Gavenor's old house.)

These houses grouped as
Gertie Scholes and family, Mark Jingles and family.

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Domicile 70
Johnson Hills and wife Phyllis Hills and 3 children until recently.
Since Johnson in Normanton, house has been vacant.

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Domicile 71
Larry Lanley and wife Fanny Lanley, son Phillip and 5 children.

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Domicile 72
Heather Toby, daughter Joan, son-in-law Keith Escott and
wife Beverley Escott and 8 children.

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Domicile 73
Stanley Chong and older sons Bruce and Bevan.

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Domicile 74
Pompy Jack and wife Elizabeth Jack and 6 children.

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Domicile 75
Grace Pantoonda and daughter

Domicile 100
Norris King and wife Pearl King and 2 children

Domicile 101
Johnny Prince and June Namie, June's sons Carlton and Bert, 
Daniel Anderson and child.

Domicile 76
Harold Namie and Herbert Namie, their wives (both nee Burke)
and 7 children.

Domicile 77
Douglas Burke and wife Thelma Burke and 3 children.
Son Robert Burke and wife Bernice Burke and 2 children.

These houses are grouped in 3 overlapping groups, as follows
Domiciles 75;100;101, Brothers Johnny Prince and Norris King and 
sister Grace Pantoonda and families.
Domiciles 101;76, June Namie, the Namie boys and families.
Domiciles 76;77, Douglas Burke and family and children's families.

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Domicile 79
John Thompson and wife Marie Thompson and 6 children.

Domicile 78
Wally Thompson and wife Polly Thompson and children Joyce Thompson,
Ralph Thompson, Rex Thompson, Sheryl Ann Thompson, Anita Thompson
and their 3 children.

Domicile 80
Ernest Thompson and wife Lily Thompson and children Edwin Thompson,
Allan Thompson, Trevor Thompson, Theodore Thompson, Elliott Thompson, 
Coralie Thompson, Bob Thompson and his wife Rachel Thompson.

These houses are grouped as Thompson brothers Wally Thompson and 
Ernest Thompson, their children and children's families.

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Domicile 81
Alick Hills and wife Margaret Hills,
son Horace Hills and his wife Catherine Hills (nee Lanley) 
and 2 children.
Phyllis Hills and 3? children

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Domicile 82
Vernon Kelly and wife Beryl Kelly (nee Goodman) and children

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Domicile 83
Prince Escott and wife Muriel Escott,
daughter Eunice Escott, son Budley Escott and 6 children.

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Domicile 84
Pat Reid and wife Clara Reid (nee Marmie),
sons Samuel and George, daughter Cecilia and 3 children.

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Domicile 86
Digger Adam and children (wife emigrated to Cairns with youngest
two children) and son Garth Adam.

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Domicile 87
Scotty Wilson and wife Nancy Wilson and sons Sydney Wilson
and Milford Wilson.

Domicile 102
Howard Wilson and wife Wilma WIlson and5 children.
House just completed.

Domicile 88
Angus Roughsey and wife Louisa Roughsey (nee Wilson) and 6 children.

These houses grouped as Scotty Wilson's family and children's
families.

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Domicile 89
Arthur Paul (Kaidiltj) and wife Paula and 6 children.

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Domicile 90
Victor Barney and wife Marion Barney and 4 children.

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Domicile 91
Alma Williams, son Maynard Williams, son Alex Walliams and
wife Marcia Williams (nee Watt) and 2 children.

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Domicile 92?
Stewart Robert, wife and 5 children.

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Domicile 93
Larry Gavenor and wife Maida Gavenor, son Errol Gavenor
and 2 children.

Domicile 94
Nelson Gavenor and wife Bessie Gavenor and 3 children.

Domicile 97
Jackson Jacob and wife Enid Jacob (nee Gavenor) and 3 children.

These houses grouped as
Larry Gavenor and family, children's families.

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Domicile 95
Dick Roughsey and wife Elsie Roughsey and sons Mervyn Roughsey,
Raymond Roughsey and 4 children, Julie Roughsey.
Elsie's sister, Dick's sister-in-law, son Morgan and 1 child,
daughter Julianna, Julianna's fiance Kenneth Jacobs.

Domicile 96
Tim Roughsey and wife Berthyr Roughsey, son Tim Roughsey and 5
children, Ivan Wilson and wife Betty Wilson (nee Roughsey)
and one child.

These houses grouped as 
Dick and Tommy Roughsey and families including children's families.

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Domicile 98
Wilmur Evans and wife Dot Evans (nee Moon) and 3 children.

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Domicile 103 - 120
Kaidiltj people, data not analysed but includes 3 non-Kaidiltj
men - Cyril Moon, Les Marme and Melville Escott.

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Biographical Data on Key Informants

Kelly Bunbujee (Bunbudgee), born 1908, circumcised
Fred Jaurth (Tjaurth, Tjaurral, Jarral), born 1908
Charly Marme (Marmies), born 1902, circumcised and subincised
Elsie Roughsey, born 1926
Lindsay Roughsey, born 1913
Jackson Jacob, born 1948, circumcised
Gully Peter (Peters), born 1900, circumcised
Phil Jack, born 1924
Lois Watt, born 1916

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Example of one of Paul Memmott's Data Cards.

Kenny Roughsey, deceased
Born about 1910, died 1974
Wife was Fanny Roughsey
Children 
Angas Roughsey
Arthur Roughsey, born 1945
Ellen Roughsey, born 1943, was living with a partner, but now
   living alone with the children
Ailsa Roughsey, born 1938, married to Mr Webber
Peggy Roughsey, married to Mr Lorraine
Richard Roughsey, born 1949
Watson Roughsey, born 1953
Audrey Roughsey, born 1941, married to Ned or Mr Ned, 
   emigrated from Mornington Island
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