National Archives of Australia
CRS F1 Item 1943/65
Patrol Officer Sweeney 1943 Extracts
Copyright P J Mackett, 2019
20. 2.1943 DDNF to Patrol Officer Sweeney Alice Springs
D A Chalmers, McDonald Downs, Country Licence 2947
J D Weir, Derry Downs, Country Licence 2943
Neither grantee completed an application form to employ aboriginals
in a country district, in consequence the names of lawful employees
is not known.
The following information is however contained in the employers' application
for rationing books for their native employees and their dependants.
Derry Downs Station - J D Weir, Applicant
Dilly Rosie and Minnie
Hughie Fanny and 2 children
Long Minnie Cobiga and Undaila
Rosie Molly and Tom
Nellie Fred and Maudie
Fannie Bundy Jenny and Bob
Eileen Minnie and Tom
McDonald Downs - D A Chalmers, Applicant
Jim Dick and Rosie
George Old Harry and Jessie
Harry Jennie and Bob
Frank Toby and Kitty
Johnny Lively and Jennie
2. 3.1943 From Alice Springs to DNA Alice Springs
McDonald Downs Station - Mr D A Chalmers
Harry Bundy Father Bob, Mother Molly
Larry Wife Peggy and 2 children
Jacob Wife Dolly and 3 children
Murray Father Jim, Mother Jinnie
Barney Father Mick, Mother Ruby
Bill Wife Polly
Derry Downs Station - Mr J D Weir
Dick Mother Mabel
Bill Mother Mary
Charlie Father Tom I, Mother Minnie
Wallaby Father Fred I, Mother Minnie
Eileen Mother Nellie
Nellie Father Fred II, Mother Maudie
Rosie Father Tom II, Mother Mollie
Long Minnie 2 children ages 9 yrs and 3 yrs
Fannie 2 children ages 12 yrs and 6 yrs
A native woman, Cobegee, with a large family, one of whose daughters,
Lottie, is a cripple, also has a coupon book.
Delny Station - Mr A Kerr
A half-caste, Alan Kunoth, is shearing on his station. Kunoth is
living with a lubra, Ruby, and has 3, 3/4 caste, children.
26. 2.1943 From Alice Springs to Darwin
Inspection Aboriginals Employed on Mica Fields
The Half-caste woman, Mrs Cleary, has disposed of her livestock and will
proceed to Alice Springs at an early date. I propose to seek approval then,
for her employment as Cook, Domestic at the Tennant Creek Isolation Camp.
7. 4.1943 From Alice Springs to DNA Darwin
Patrol to Hatches Creek
Inspection of the native camp at Tea Tree. There were 4 young women,
5 children and 3 old women. I told them they could go to Tea Tree Station
but if I ever found them again at the Tea Tree or near the overland road,
they would be moved to Alice Springs.
Three of the young women with their children I removed to Alice Springs
for transfer to Jay Creek. They Are:-
Daisy (Walbri) and 2 children. Her husband Diamond is in Alice Springs Gaol.
Cardy (Aranda) and 1 child. A widow.
Ruby (Aranda) states her husband Hughie is in Alice Springs but has left her.
Cardy and Ruby have been frequenting white camps at Tea Tree.
5.10.1943 From Alice SPrings to DNA Alice Springs
Patrol Abminga to ALice Springs 1943
Halfcastes at Horse Shoe Bend Station
Jack Bumai, 30 yrs, H/C, married to Ilsa (abo.)
Jimmy Swan, 40 yrs, H/C, married to Annie (abo.)
Monte Swan, 12 yrs, 3/4C
Frank Kenny, H/C, receive child endowment
5 children, H/C
Victoria, 45 yrs, H/C, married to Todmorden Jack (abo.)
Frank Morden, 20 yrs, 3/4C
Kitty, 35 yrs, H/C, married to Mick (abo.)
Myra Taylor, 9 yrs, H/C ) Father Dick Taylor H/C, works at Tempe Downs,
Mavis Taylor, 6 yrs, H/C ) mother (abo) died at Oodnadatta