Murray Downs Station, 1951 - 1957



National Archives of Australia Series F1 1955/358 Murray Downs Murray Downs Station 1951 - 1957 Copyright Paul Mackett 2009 17. 4.1951 Inspection of Murray Downs Station Owner Mr B D Brown Manager Mr B D Brown Situation 22 miles north of Barrow Creek 40 miles east of Stuart Highway Inspection 13. 3.1951 - 16. 3.1951 Nominal Roll Name Aboriginal Name Age Tracker Mick Djubulja 30 yrs Hilda Wadjula 24 yrs Charlie Choolum 40 yrs Fred Choolum 30 yrs Darkie Choolum 40 yrs Rattler Chugurra 37 yrs Shovellow Djubulja 40 yrs Riley Djubijud 38 yrs Jimmy Kumara 39 yrs Friday Ungung 32 yrs Frank Patudi 50 yrs Kurundi Mick Wailyumara 52 yrs (@ Ted Prosser) Ben Djubulja 25 yrs Jack Djangal 65 yrs Georgette Nama 26 yrs Molly Narbita 30 yrs Lorna Nama 19 yrs Emily Nadjuri 28 yrs Maudie Birimbin 40 yrs Topsy Djeringjin 30 yrs Daisy Pbungabulla 37 yrs Mary Katumba 30 yrs Polly Talungung 25 yrs Minnie Djingal 28 yrs Annie Numbiudi 43 yrs Eileen Pitjunga 14 yrs Betty Narbita 5 yrs Jimmy Chugudai 3 yrs Amy Narbita 2 yrs Jacky Djugula 9 yrs Stanley Djugula 4 yrs Billy Choolum 10 yrs Billy Chugudai 20 yrs Linda Numbila 5 yrs Albert Chugudai 18 yrs Murray Chubuidi 7 yrs Dorie Numbiudi 3 yrs Betty Numbiudi 3 yrs Charlie Chubiudi 20 mths Nancy Bernburu 12 yrs Jangler Jangala 9 yrs Polly Numbiari 65 yrs Kathleen Numbala 60 yrs Betsy Numbala 55 yrs Bunny Bijugulda 65 yrs Maggie Operingupera 55 yrs Minnie Numbala 75 yrs Lila Numbala 70 yrs Topsy Bjargud 65 yrs Helen Nangala 17 yrs Jimmy H/C 5 yrs Little Jimmy H/C 4 yrs Lucy Numbala 10 yrs Rosie Narbita 18 yrs Family Groups Name Aboriginal Tribe Reln Sex Age Tracker Mick Djubulja Kaitij H M 30 yrs Hilda Wadjula Kaitij W F 24 yrs Betty Narbita Kaitij Ch F 5 yrs Jimmy Chugudai Kaitij Ch M 3 yrs Amy Narbita Kaitij Ch F 2 yrs Charlie Choolum Alyuwarra H M 40 yrs Georgette Nama Alyuwarra W1 F 26 yrs Jackie Djugula Alyuwarra Ch1 M 9 yrs Stanley Djugula Alyuwarra Ch1 M 4 yrs Molly Narbita Alyuwarra W2 F 30 yrs Darkie Choolum Alyuwarra H M 40 yrs Lorna Nama Alyuwarra W F 19 yrs Rattler Chugurra Kaitij H M 37 yrs Emily Nadjuri Kaitij W F 28 yrs Billy Choolum Kaitij Ch M 10 yrs Jimmy H/C Kaitij Ch M 5 yrs Shovelow Djubulja Kaitij H M 40 yrs Maudie Birimbin Kaitij W F 40 yrs Billy Chugudai Kaitij Ch M 20 yrs Rosie Narbita Kaitij Ch F 18 yrs Linda Numbila Kaitij Ch F 5 yrs Riley Chubiudi Kaitij H M 38 yrs Topsy Djeringjin Kaitij W1 F 30 yrs Daisy Pbungabulla Kaitij W2 F 37 yrs Jimmy Kumara Kaitij H M 39 yrs Mary Katumba Kaitij W F 30 yrs Murray Chubiudi Kaitij Ch M 7 yrs Dorrie Numbiudi Kaitij Ch F 3 yrs Twin Betty Numbiudi Kaitij Ch F 3 yrs Twin Charlie Chubiudi Kaitij Ch M 20 mths Friday Ungung Warramunga H M 32 yrs Polly Talungung Warramunga W F 25 yrs Kurundi Mick (Ted) Wailyumura Kaitij H M 52 yrs Annie Numbiudi Kaitij W F 43 yrs Frank Patudi Alyuwarra H M 50 yrs Minnie Djingal Alyuwarra W F 28 yrs Nancy Bernburu Alyuwarra Ch F 12 yrs Ben Djubulja Kaitij H M 25 yrs Eileen Pitjunga Kaitij W F 14 yrs Albert Chugudai Kaitij H M 18 yrs Helen Nangala Kaitij W F 17 yrs Jack Djangal Alyuwarra H M 65 yrs Maudie Numbiudi Kaitij W F 35 yrs Jangala Djangala Kaitij Ch M 9 yrs Lucy Numbila Kaitij Ch F 10 yrs (single) Aged and Infirm Polly Numbiara Kaitij F 65 yrs Kathleen Numbala Walmala F 60 yrs Betsy Numbala Walmala F 55 yrs Bunny Bijugulda Kaitij F 65 yrs Maggie Operingupra Alyuwarra F 55 yrs Minnie Numbala Kaitij F 80 yrs Lila Numbala Kaitij F 70 yrs Topsy Bjargud Kaitij F 65 yrs Part-Aboriginals Jimmy H/C, 5 yrs, ex Stirling Station Jimmy 3/4C, 3 yrs, ex Hatches Creek Nothing known of parentage. Employees Crediots as at 15. 3.1951 Friday Stockman Riley Stockman Jimmy Stockman Darkie General Station Hand Shovellow Stockman Mick (Tracker) General Station Hand Rattler General Station Hand Albert Stockman Frank Goat Shepherd Mick (Kurundi) Station Hand Billy Stockman Daisy Laundress Rosy Housegirl Maudie Laundress Helen Housegirl Fred Station Hand Ben Stockman These credits will be given to the boys when the Station store is completed in approximately two months time. 12. 7.1954 Inspection of Murray Downs Station Owner / Manager B D Brown Situation 240 miles north east of Alice Springs 40 miles east of Highway Date of Inspection 8. 7.1954 - 12. 7.1954 Emoloyees - Silver Valley Lead Jacob Slippery Peter Tommy Frank Stepper Hector Sandy Harry Employees - Station Riley Stockman Jimmy Stockman Chubalow Stockman Tracker Mick General Hand Albert General Hand Kurundi Mick General Hand Clarrie Stockman Sam Stockman Ben Gardener Johnny Gardener Adam Stockman Alex Stockman Dan General Hand Stumpy Nama Housegirl Daisy Housegirl Ruby Housegirl Births Beverly, born 26. 3.1954 Charles, born 24. 5.1954 Trust Account Credits Alex A-19 Barrow Creek Johnny J-75 Census Name Aboriginal Group Tribe Reln Sex Born Birthplace Notes Tracker Mick Jabalu Pultara Kaiditj H M .1919 Barrow Creek General Hand, tribal scars chest Hilda Wadjulla Kamara Kaiditj W F .1922 Barrow Creek Betty Nabarda Ngwari Kaiditj Ch F .1945 Barrow Creek Jimmy Jugardi Ngwari Kaiditj Ch M .1947 Paddy Jugardi Ngwari Kaiditj Ch M .1951 Murray Downs Amy Nabarda Ngwari Kaiditj Ch F .1948 Barrow Creek Darky Choolum Parula Ilyowara H M .1899 Ammaroo General Hand, Sorry Cut left leg Lorna Jugardi Ngwari Ilyowara W F .1934 Murray Downs John Chugarda Kamara Ilyowara Ch M .1951 Murray Downs Albert Jugardi Ngwari Ilyowara H M .1931 Murray Downs General Hand Helen Nungala Ngala Ilyowara W F .1934 Hatches Creek Housegirl Harry Jabalu Pultara Ilyowara Ch M .1952 Murray Downs Jangala Jungala Ngala Kaiditj M .1940 Attending School Kurundi Mick Chugardi Kamara Kaiditj H M .1884 Wauchope General Hand Annie Ngalyeri Pultara Kaiditj W F .1900 Murray Downs Johnny Janima Panunga Kaiditj H M .1928 Barrow Creek Garden Boy Nancy Ngambala Purula Kaiditj W F .1930 Clippy Jabiard Pungarda Kaiditj Ch M .1947 Barrow Creek Attending school Patsy Nambiard Pungarda Kaiditj Ch F .1949 Barrow Creek Dan Choolum Porula Kaiditj H M .1920 Barrow Creek Garden Boy Abey Ngamina Panunga Kaiditj W F .1926 Barrow Creek Peter Chugardi Kamara Kaiditj Ch M .1949 Barrow Creek Attending school Doris Wadjulla Kamara Kaiditj Ch F .1946 Barrow Creek Attending school Riley Jabiard Pungarda Kaiditj H M .1919 Barrow Creek Stock Boy Topsy Wadjulla Kamara Kaiditj W2 F .1922 Barrow Creek Daisy Wadjulla Kamara Kaiditj W1 F .1916 Barrow Creek Housegirl (Wash) Beantree Chugardi Kamara Kaiditj H M .1916 Barrow Creek Invalid, infected heart Emma Nalyeri Pultara Kaiditj W F .1923 Barrow Creek Tommy Choolum Parula Kaiditj Ch M .1945 Barrow Creek. Attending school Lily Ngambala Parula Kaiditj Ch F .1947 Barrow Creek Attending school Billy Choolum Parula Kaiditj Ch M .1938 Barrow Creek Attending school Gwenie Ngambala Parula Kaiditj Ch F .12.1953 Murray Downs Adam Choolum Parula Kaiditj Ch M .1935 Barrow Creek Fred Jungala Ngala Ilyowara H M .1916 Topsy Nardarda Ngwari Ilyowara W F .1934 Barrow Creek Goat Shepherd Ethel Maitjana Ilyowara Ch F .1951 Chubelow Jabalu Pultara Kaiditj H M .1899 Stockboy Maudie Wadjulla Kamara Kaiditj W F .1920 Hatches Creek Linda Nabarda Ngwari Kaiditj Ch F .1945 Hatches Creek Ben Jabiard Pungarda Kaiditj H M .1930 Stirling General Hand Aileen Mbitjargada Mbitjana Kaiditj W F .1934 Barrow Creek Daughter of Old Tim Elsie Ngamina Panunga Kaiditj Ch F .1953 Murray Downs Annie Nambiard Pungarda Kaiditj Wid F .1899 Barrow Creek Aged and Infirm Lady Ngambala Parula Kaiditj Wid F .1866 Barrow Creek Aged and Infirm Old Tim Jungala Ngala Kaiditj H M .1884 Barrow Creek Ruby Nabarda Ngwari Ilyowara W F .1914 Hatches Creek Kitchen Girl Janie Mbitjargada Mbitjana Ilyowara Ch F .1946 Hatches Creek Harry Chumbaka Mbitjana Ilyowara Ch M .1950 Barrow Creek Shirley Mbitjargada Mbitjana Ilyowara Ch F .1941 Bill Jugardi Ngwari Kaiditj H M .1933 Singleton General Hand Lucy Ilyowara W F .1940 Murray Downs Daughter Molly Pultara Alick Jabalu Pultara Kaiditj H M .1922 Barrow Creek Stockboy Daisy Wadjulla Kamara Kaiditj W F .1928 Barrow Creek Housegirl Jimmy Pik Janima Panunga Kaiditj H M Stockboy Mary Ngambala Parula Kaiditj W F .1920 Barrow Creek Charlie Jabiard Pungarda Kaiditj Ch M .1949 Murray Downs Murray Jabiard Pungarda Kaiditj Ch M .1943 Barrow Creek Dorrie Nambiard Pungarda Kaiditj Ch F .1948 Murray Downs Twin Betty Nambiard Pungarda Kaiditj Ch F .1948 Murray Downs Twin Minnie Kaiditj F .1923 Frank Kaiditj M .1919 Clarie Chanam Panunga Kaiditj M General Hand Hilda Ngambala Parula Kaiditj F Hector Chugardi Kamara Kaiditj H M .1913 Barrow Creek Miner Florrie Ngalyeri Pultara Kaiditj W F .1920 Barrow Creek Frank Chumbaka Mbitjana Kaiditj H M .1911 Barrow Creek Mine Employee Stompy Nambiard Pungarda Kaiditj W1 F .1920 Barrow Creek Pansy Nambiard Pungarda Kaiditj W2 F .1931 Barrow Creek Ron Jungala Pungarda Kaiditj Ch M .1946 Barrow Creekn Atending School Emily Nungala Ngala Kaiditj Ch F .1947 Barrow Creek Attending School Doreen Nungala Ngala Kaiditj Ch F .1949 Barrow Creek Ronniea Jungala Ngala Kaiditj Ch M .1950 Barrow Creek Daisy Nungala Ngala Kaiditj Ch F .1942 Barrow Creek Attending School Beverly Numgala Ngala Kaiditj Ch F .1953 Barrow Creek DOB may be 1954 Charles Jungala Ngala Kaiditj Ch M .1953 Barrow Creek Lora Nungala Ngala Kaiditj Ch F .1952 Barrow Creek Steppen Jabalu Pultara Kaiditj H M .1926 Barrow Creek Mine Employee Topsy Wadjulla Kamara Ilyowara W F .1932 Hatches Creek Max Jugardi Nawari Kaiditj Ch M .1950 Murray Downs Jeanie Nabarda Nawari Kaiditj Ch F .1951 Hatches Creek Tommy Kaiditj H M .1926 Stirling Mine Employee Mary Wadjulla Kamara Kaiditj W F .1922 Barrow Creek Slippery Jugardi Ngwari Kaiditj H M .1909 Barrow Creek Mine Employee Nan Nungala Ngala Kaiditj W F .1912 Barrow Creek Harry Jabalu Pultara Kaiditj H M .1930 Stirling Mine Employee Amelia Wadjulla Kamara Kaiditj W1 F .1935 Stirling Kathy Wadjulla Kamara Kaiditj W2 F .1936 Barrow Creek Jacob Jabalu Pultara Kaiditj H M .1919 Barrow Creek General Hand Stompy Ngamina Panunga Kaiditj W F Barrow Creek Barney Chugawada Kaiditj M .1886 Aged and Infirm Bunny Mbitjagada Mbitjana Kaiditj F .1888 Aged and Infirm, blind Rattler Chugarda Kamara Kaiditj H M .1889 Aged and Infirm Emily Ngalyeri Pultara Kaiditj W F .1923 Barrow Creek Peter Mbitjana Kaiditj H M Barrow Creek Mine Employee Dory Kamara Kaiditj W F Barrow Creek 21. 7.1956 Inspection of Murray Downs Station Owner B D Brown Situation 240 miles north east of Alice Springs 40 miles east of Highway Date of Inspection 19. 7.1956 - 21. 7.1956 Employees - Saw Mill Sam Jumbulka Chubelow Kabardji Tracker Mick Jabala Tommy Jugadai Employees - Stock Camp Ben Pultara Hector Jakara Frank Jumbulka Adam Julam Jinny Pie Jakara Johnny Janama Employees - Plant Operators Albert Jugadai Clarrie Janama Employees - Mechanic Billy Jugadai Project (School) Dabbit (Kurindi Mick) Jakara Norman Jangala Female Workers Minnie Stumpy Nancy Daisy Births Child Date of Birth Father Mother Harry 10. 6.1955 Ben Arlen Kathy 3.11.1955 Fred Topsy Norman 21.11.1955 Harry Amelia (wife 1) Ronnie 21. 1.1956 Harry Cassie (wife 2) Gregory 7. 3.1956 Frank Pansy May 27. 5.1956 Albert Helen Deaths Beantree, died 6. 8.1955, aged 40 yrs (heart) Mary Anne, died 12.11.1955, 85 yrs Tim, died 21.11.1955, 75 yrs Bunny Bidjagood, died 31. 5.1956, 80 yrs Employment Balances Murray Downs Station as at 30. 6.1956 mentions Adam Albert Ben Billy Billy Julama Clarrie Chubelow Kurundi Mick Frank Fred Hector Harry Jimmy Pie Johnny Tracker Mick Sam Tommy Ginger Big Peter Riley Stumpy Minnie Nancy Daisy Florrie Hilda Doreen Little Peter Darky Alex Ruby Slippery Rattler Jacob (Jake) Rosy Stepper Dan
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