Roper River Mission Social Services 1960-67


National Archives of Australia Series F1 Item 1967/3278 Roper River Mission Social Services 1960-67 Copyright P J Mackett 2017 23. 2.1960 From DSS Adelaide to Welfare Darwin Re Pension applications Name Born Pension Buralang, Ian Yarrabain 20.11.1942 Invalid Pension Balayin, Charlie Gajijali .1895 Age Pension Bardit, Agnes Nganirimba .1900 Age Pension Budal, Elizabeth Yirtjir .1898 Age Pension Bunining, Daniel Jangardba .1894 Age Pension Kalijan, Ruby Kaduru .1900 Age Pension Munain, Deborah Ukamangara .1896 Age Pension Munain, Judy Wadangaji .1883 Age Pension Munain, Lily Janga .1896 Age Pension Namayang, Judy Mawukji .1895 Age Pension Wamutjan, Mary Mariajad .1898 Age Pension Bardit, Gwen Madigarambu .1922 Widow's Pension Bilinjan, Jupa .1910 Widow's Pension Bilinjan, Winnie Gurtima .1918 Widow's Pension Bulainjan, Gypsy Kaidkari .1915 Widow's Pension Gajag, Hagar Gungubun .1910 Widow's Pension Ngaritjan, Jessie Gundi-gundi .1929 Widow's Pension 7. 3.1960 From Welfare to Roper River Mission Re Pension applications Name Born Pension Charlie Gajijali Balayin .1895 Age Pension Agnes Nganirimba Bardit .1900 Age Pension Ruby Kaduru Kalijan .1900 Age Pension Judy Wadangaji Munain .1883 Age Pension Judy Mawukji Namayang .1895 Age Pension Mary Mariajad Wamutjan .1898 Age Pension No record of the death of Jack Karacka, husband of Gwen. Welfare Records Mission Records Name Aboriginal Name Group Tribe Born Name Aboriginal Name Group Born Ian xxxxxxxxx Buralong Ritarngu 1942 Ian Yarrabain Buralang 20. 1.1942 Elizabeth Yirtjir Budal Wandarang 1898 Elizabeth Yirtjir Budal .1898 Daniel (Dan) Jangridpa Bunining Nunggubuyu 1894 Daniel Jangardba .1894 Deborah Ukamangara Munan 1896 Deborah Ukanaingara Munain .1896 Lily Jannga Bikurra Munan Rimbainga 1896 Lily Janga Munain .1896 Gwen Madigarambu Bardin Nunggubuyu 1922 Gwen Madigarambu Bardil Jupa Bilinjan Ritarngu 1910 Jupa Bilinjan .1910 Winnie Gurtima Bilijan Ritarngu 1918 Winnie Gurtima Bilinjan .1918 Gypsy Kaidkari Bulainjan Ridarrngu 1915 Gypsy Kaidkari Bulainjan .1915 Hagar Gungupun Gajag Riturrngu 1910 Hagar Gungubun Gajag .1910 Jessie Gudji-gudji Ngaritjan Ngandi 1929 Jessie Gundi-gundi Ngariljan .1929 Name Aboriginal Name Group Tribe Consort Date of Death Children Gwen Madigarambu Bardin Nunggubuyu Jack Karalka No Record Marie Maranggalba, born 27. 2.1951 Jupa Bilinjan Ritarngu No Record No Record No Record Winnie Gurtima Bilinjan Ritarngu Deceased Deceased, no record Doreen Juwaliba, born 9.10.1947 Freddie Wungamana, born 15. 2.1951 Gypsy Kaidkari Bulainjan Ridarrngu Billy Wulngana 16. 2.1957 Mercer, born 1952 Hagar Gungupun Gajag Rituringu Alec Bunbuma 22. 6.1956 Jessie Gudji Gudji Ngaritjan Ngandi Andrew Deceased, no record 29. 3.1960 From Welfare to DSS Adelaide Judy Wadangaji (Munain) died 15. 2.1960. 24. 3.1960 From Roper River Mission to Welfare Darwin Gwen's husband Jack Karalka died on 24. 2.1956 from a lung infection ? pneumonia. 13. 4.1960 From Welfare Darwin to DSS Adelaide Re Benefits applications Judy Wadangaji (Murain) died on 15. 2.1960 Mary Mariajad (Wamutjan), tribe Ritarngu, was born in Arnhem Land in about 1898. Her consort Riringgiboi is deceased and she has no children under 16 years of age. Charlie Gajijali (Bajayin), tribe Nalakan, was born at Roper Bar in about 1895. His consort, Rosalind, is dead and he has no children under 16 years of age. Agnes Nganirimba (Bardit), tribe Alawa, was born st St Vigeons Bush in about 1900. She has a living consort, Stanley Mabungu and has no children under 16 years of age. Ruby Gaturu (Galijan), tribe Ritarngu, was born near Blue Mud Bay in about 1900. She had a consort Dujuru now deceased with whon she contracted a union in about 1912. She has no children under 16 years of age. Judy Muwukuji (Ngamaiyang), appears on the ROW page 235 entry 28. Her date of birth is shown as 1901. Her husband is Barnabas Gabarla who was born in about 1898. Undated Social Service Benefits - Wards Roper River Mission Name Address Born Birthplace Charlie Gajijali Bajayin Roper River 1895 Roper Bar Agnes Nganirimba Bardit Roper River 1900 Tanumbirini Ruby Kaduru Kalijan Roper River 1900 West Arnhem Land Judy Wadangaja Munain (deceased) Roper River 1883 Limnen River Mary Mariajad Wamutjan Roper River 1898 West Arnhem Land Alec Milija Bangardi Roper River 1915 Ruined City Mary Malangguma Bangin Roper River 1932 Ruined City Leslie Nyilburinya Roper River 1941 St Vidgeon's Andrew Mairudurudu (Joshua) Roper River 1931 Roper River Victor Walangaja Joshua (Yala Binga) Roper River 1941 Roper River Thompson Bajamain Murungun Roper River 1919 Roper River Joan Lulinjuru Ngabunun Roper River 1934 Tanumbirini Rita Amiamia Ngabunun Roper River 1926 Darwin Tony Larngujuga Ngabunun Roper River 1941 Nutwood Downs Maurice Mujumuju Mudjumudju Roper River 1942 Roper River Nellie Huddleston Roper River 1898 Borroloola 7. 4.1960 From Roper River to Welfare Darwin The following have been granted Social Welfare benefits Jessie Hagar Gypsy Lily Deb Daniel Elizabeth 4. 5.1960 From Welfare Darwin to DSS Adelaide Re Social Services Benefits You have been previously notified of Charlie Gajijali Agnes Nganirimba Ruby Gaturu Judy Wadangaji (deceased) Mary Mariajad Alec Milija appears in ROW p133 as Alec Milya Bangardi Rembarruga Male born 1915 Andrew Mairudurudu appears in ROW p132 as Andrew Mairu-du-ru-du Munan Wandarang Male Born 1931 Victor Walangaja appears in ROW p135 as Victor Yala-binga (Walangadju) Nunein Wandarang Male Born 1941 Joan Lulinjuru appears in ROW p133 as Joan Nulinjuru Nabunun Allawa Female Born 1934 Maurice Mujumuju appears in ROW p134 as Maurice Mudjumudju Namutjulu Allawa Male Born 1942 We have been unable to identify Mary Malangguma Leslie Nyilburinya Thompson Bajamain Rita Amiamia Tony Larngujuga Nellie Huddleston Undated Welfare Darwin Please supply missing information for the following Name Rita Aboriginal Amiamia Group Ngabunun Tribe Wandarang District Gregory Date of Birth c1926 Place of Birth Darwin Declaration Exemption Father (AN) Nagi (G) Badin (T) Wandarang Mother (N) Biddy (AN) - (G) Guninin (T) Wadiri Consort Peter (AN) Majigumaji (G) Ngamaiyang Marriage 3. 9.1946 Special Abilities Identification Marks Fingers slightly deformed due to H.D. (Hansens Disease) Children Noel (half caste at Coker) Susan Lingbunda Buninin, female, born 4. 3.1948 Jacob Bambu Buninin, Male, born 26. 7.1953 Gwenneth Mingula Buninin, Female, born c13.12.1955 Mixed blood at Croker Island Mercy Junmali Buninin, Female, born c2. 3.1959 20. 5.1960 From Roper River Mission to Darwin Re Social Services Benefits Mary Malangguma Gangin appears on p176 of the ROW as Mary Yedji-edji Nimara Ngandi Female Leslie Nyilburinya Johnson appears on p134 of the ROW as Lesley Thompson Bajamain Murungun appears on p135 of the ROW as Thompson Mririri-miriri Rita Amiamia Ngabunun not in ROW, form attached Tony Larngujuga Ngabunun appears on p182 of the ROW as Tony Yulimbudji Nellie Huddleston is not a ward 7. 6.1960 From Welfare Darwin to DSS Adelaide Re Social Services Benefits Mary Malangguma Gangin appears on p176 of the ROW as Mary Yedji-edji Nimara Ngandi Female born 1932 Leslie Nyilburinya Johnson appears on p134 of the ROW as Lesley Munein Allawa Male born 1943 Thompson Bajamain Murungun appears on p135 of the ROW as Thompson Mririri-miriri Jangari Mara Male born 1928 Tony Larngujuga Ngabunun appears on p182 of the ROW as Tony Yulimbudji Ngabunang Alawa Male born 1941 Nellie Huddleston is not a ward and therefore cannot be identified against the ROW Rita Amiamia Ngabunun Female born c1926 though a full blood has not been gazetted as a ward. This is being corrected. 4. 8.1960 From welfare I have traced a 'Rita' who is the wife of Peter Majigunaji. This Rita appears on p66 of the ROW She is registered as Rita Nabulja Ngarin. According to our records the names of the children appearing on Rita's and Peter's cards are identical with the children's names appearing on Folio 38 with the exception of two part coloured children of whom we have no record. Child Gwenneth born 13.12.1955 appears on our records as Gwen born 15. 8.1956. 1. 9.1960 From Roper River Mission to Welfare Katherine Re Age Pensions for Wards James Japanma Ngamayang Mara Male born 1898 in ROW has DOB changed to 1893 Geoffrey Bugala (Tamburu-Tamburu) Nunggabuya Male born 1898 in ROW has DOB changed to 1894 and skin to Munain Barnabas Gabarla Burlangban Alawa Male born 1898 in ROW has DOB changed to 1894 21. 9.1960 From Welfare Katherine to DSS Adelaide Re Applications for Old Age Pensions From Roper Valley Station Nora Wamutjan Charlie Bungein Mick Jarmur ROW p177 Elsey Paddy Bediduam ROW p171 Nym Ngordog ROW p178 Billy Jamalamal ROW p167 From Roper River Mission Barnabas Gabarla Burlangban ROW p233 James Japanma Ngamayang ROW p235 Geoffrey Bugala ROW p234 From Wave Hill Station Long Fred Biringiari ROW p189 Blacksmith Paddy Ulbaiari ROW p197 Tanami Kumareea ROW p201 Anvil Annie Bunangali ROW p183 Old Gerry Wongali ROW p189 Nipper Nuniari ROW p196 22. 9.1960 Welfare Darwin Please supply missing information for the following Name Clara Aboriginal Ngima Group Nabunun Tribe Mara District Gregory Date of Birth c1900 Place of Birth Roper River Mission area Declaration Exemption Father Pugula Mother Wulumundunja Consort Marriage Special Abilities Identification Marks Blind Children Lydia female (AN) Muluyuku (G) Namayang born 1918 (ROW p235) 26. 9.1960 From DSS Adelaide to Welfare Darwin Can female wards who have been tribally married and have been deserted by their husbands have any redress in law. Can a deserted native wife whose husband is employed at a reasonable wage enforce a claim for the maintenance of the children and herself against him. A case in point is that of Gertrude Huddleston of Roper River Mission, a widow's pension claimant. 21. 1.1961 From DSS Adelaide to Welfare Darwin Gertrude Huddleston's deserting husband is William Huddleston. 21. 2.1961 From Welfare Darwin to Roper River Mission Claim for maternity allowance / child endowment by ward Ida. 1. 3.1961 From Roper river Mission to Welfare Darwin Re Nellie Huddleston Before Christmas William Huddleston asked Nellie to go to Darwin for Christmas. She accepted. Nellie is an aged pensioner and as she was returning we held her money for her. She now wants to stay in Darwin. Where is she. 19. 3.1961 From Welfare Officer Nellie Huddleston is residing with Mrs C Bush in Wood St Darwin. 24. 3.1961 From Welfare Darwin to DSS Adelaide Widow's Pension Claim - Gertrude Huddleston (a) Gertrude has been living at Roper River Mission with her children since 1954 except for occasional short periods when she has visited relatives on neighbouring property. (b) Until recently she lived with her aged mother but has now moved to a separate room in order to escape the influence of her mother and other relatives. (c) About 3 years ago she did keep company with another person but herself terminated the relationship on the grounds that she was anxious to resume her relationship with William Huddleston and to retain his affection. (d) Huddleston has not been near the Mission for 6 years and his whereabouts are not known to the Mission or Gertrude. (e) Despite this Gertrude is anxious for the marriage to be resumed and has not encouraged other suitors because of this . (f) She is finding life a little too much for her trying to manage her home and family alone. (g) The Superintendent of the Mission has stated that oddly enough Gertrude happens to be one of those 'rarities' who is a genuine 'deserted wife'. 6. 4.1961 From Welfare Darwin to DSS Adelaide Social Services Claim Roper River Mission Attached is a medical referee's certificate in respect of Mary (Yedi-edji) of Roper River Mission. 28. 4.1961 From Welfare Darwin to DSS Adelaide Social Services Claim Roper River Mission Attached is a medical referee's certificate in respect of Clara Guima of Roper River Mission. 24. 7.1961 From DSS Adelaide to Welfare Darwin Re Nellie Huddleston She returned to Roper River Mission on 21. 5.1961. 12. 4.1962 From DSS Adelaide to Welfare Darwin Re Lily Janga Minain Lily was receipt of an age pension payable at Roper River Mission. This was suspended on 5. 4.1962 when advice was received she had left the Mission. She is now a patient in Darwin Hospital. 16. 5.1962 From DWO to Welfare Darwin Lily Janga Munain was repatriated from Darwin to Roper River Mission on 1. 5.1962. 29. 5.1962 From RRM to Welfare Darwin Re Maternity Allowance Daisy I....ni Daisy had her baby at the Mission in Hospital in November. 6. 7.1962 From DSS Adelaide to Welfare Darwin Re Child Endowment Janey (Nancy) ROW234, husband Ironstone Yaparin ROW235 A claim has been lodged by the above named endowee for two children, Dolbert Burima and Ruth Matula, both born in 1948. The parents of these children are stated to be deceased. Can you advise the parents names and if endowment was ever paid to them. 11.10.1962 From DSS Adelaide to Welfare Darwin Re Child Endowment Janey (Nancy) ROW234, husband Ironstone Yaparin ROW235 A claim has been lodged by the above named endowee for two children, Dolbert Burima and Ruth Matula, both born in 1948. Handwritten note states Ruth Matula born 11. 6.1948. The parents of these children are stated to be deceased. Can you advise the parents names and if endowment was ever paid to them. Undated Handwritten note as at 16. 6.1962 Family at Roper Valley Station Father Ironstone Yaparin ROW p235 Mother Nancy (Ginburr) ROW p234 Children Ruth Matulu born 11. 6.1948 William Pulpulu born 1. 7.1952 Helen born 12. 9.1954 Nelson born 29. 4.1957 Marcus born 5. 7.1960 Dolbert or Dalbert ROW p233 born 8. 2.1948 Parents deceased Nancy who is sister is acting as guardian 29.10.1962 From Welfare Darwin to DSS Adelaide Family at Roper Valley Station Father Ironstone Yaparin ROW p235 Mother Nancy (Ginburr) ROW p234 Children Ruth Matulu born 11. 6.1948 William Pulpulu born 1. 7.1952 Helen born 12. 9.1954 Nelson born 29. 4.1957 Marcus born 5. 7.1960 Dolbert or Dalbert ROW p233 born 8. 2.1948 Parents deceased Nancy who is sister is acting as guardian It is impossible to know if endowment was ever paid. 22. 2.1963 From Roper River Mission to Welfare Darwin Dolbert ROW p233 Bulain Ngandi born 8. 2.1948 approx. Parents deceased. Guardian while here was Ironstone and Ginbarr. 4. 4.1963 From Welfare Darwin to Roper River Mission Re Ann - daughter of Dalajira Dalajira gave birth to a daughter Anne at Katherine Hospital on 26. 3.1963. 27. 3.1963 From Welfare Katherine to Welfare Darwin Ann - mother Dalajira Nungubuyu ROW p238, father Jingudi Nungubuyu ROW p239 29. 4.1963 From Welfare Darwin to Roper River Mission Re Rita child of Rosie Need Form of Information. 26. 9.1963 From DSS Adelaide to Welfare Darwin Re Charlie Dadami Application for invalid pension from Charlie at Roper River Mission. He was born in 1900 at Koolatong River, father's name being Karpong and mother's name being Bidjanara. 29.10.1963 From DSS Adelaide to Welfare Darwin Re Rita Amia Mia Lansen - Roper River Mission Application by Rita for child's allowance and additional pension for children. She appears in ROW p66 and is an invalid pensioner. Her consort is Peter Majigumaji Lansen ROW p65 The following children are in her custody, care and control but are not in the ROW. Jacob Lansen born 26. 7.1953 (1952) Gwennie Lansen born 13.12.1955 Mercy Lansen born 2. 3.1959 (21. 2.1959) Val Lansen born 10.10.1963 4.11.1963 From Welfare Darwin to DSS Adelaide Re Rita Amia Mia Lansen - Roper River Mission Investigation gives the following dates of birth Jacob Lansen born 26. 7.1952 Gwennie Lansen born 13.12.1955 Mercy Lansen born 21. 2.1959 Val Lansen born 10.10.1963 19.11.1963 From DSS Adelaide to Welfare Darwin Re Nunjila Bangguja of Roper River Mission The above invalid pensioner is stated to have custody of a grand-child Alison born 5. 1.1958. Please confirm. 27.11.1963 From Welfare Darwin to DSS Adelaide Re Nunjila Bangguja of Roper River Mission Registration cards in this office show a child Alison born 7.12.1960 at Roper River Mission, father Albert Badimbuma, mother Kathleen Yunmurari. This appears to be a different person. Please confirm the age of your Alison. 5.12.1963 From CMS Darwin to Welfare Darwin Alison was born on 5. 1.1958. Her father was Peter Bush (Tutuboy) and mother Clare Gawigu. The parents have separated and the child was left with the grandmother Nanjila (Nungila). 15. 9.1964 From DSS Adelaide to Welfare Darwin Maternity Allowance - Shirley Turner Husband is Bobby Turner (Anderson.) Child is Davis, born 7. 4.1964 at Darwin Hospital. 21. 9.1964 From welfare Darwin to DSS Adelaide Shirley Turner is believed to be living at Elsey Station with her husband. 7.12.1964 From DSS Adelaide to Welfare Darwin Re Martha Martayiki formerly of Roper River Mission She has been re-admitted to Darwin Hospital. Please advise when pensioner is discharged and whether she resumes custody, care and control of her child Bill, born 26. 4.1961, who is at present at Roper River Mission. Pension payments will remain suspended until this happens. 14. 4.1965 From DSS Adelaide to Welfare Darwin Re Nipper Karaji Recently an invalid pension was granted at East Arm Settlement to Nipper Karaji ROW p236. A wife's allowance has also been granted at Roper River Missiom to his tribal wife Dinah Milinbajuna ROW p233. The wife's claim shows she has the custody of six children namely James, Mark, Rachael, Ivan, Alexandra and Lillian. Lillian's date of birth appears to be 19. 7.1964 but the ages of the other children are not stated. Please confirm the ages and custody. 29. 4.1965 From Welfare Darwin to Roper River Mission Re Dinah Milinbajuna Does Dinah have in her custody, care and control the following children James, born 25. 7.1952 Mark, born 27. 1.1956 Rachel, born 7. 4.1958 Ivan, born 19. 8.1960 Alexander, born 5. 6.1962 Lillian, born 29. 7.1964 11. 5.1965 From Roper River Mission to Welfare Darwin Re Dinah Milinbajuna ROW p233 Dinah does have custody, care and control of the six children. Undated From welfare Darwin to DWO Darwin Re Whereabouts of Martha Martayiki ROW p235 DSS asking about whereabouts of Martha and if she has custody of her child Bill. The Superintendent of Numbulwar Mission, previously Martha's home, states she is not there. Martha gave birth to a second child early this year in Darwin Hospital. The Hospital advised me that Martha left the Hospital on 10. 2.1965 for Roper River but apparently is not there now. Martha appears to have been at Bagot Settlement sometime last year. 4. 6.1965 From DSS Adelaide to welfare Darwin Re Harry Wonggin Application for invalid pension. Normally resident at Roper River Mission but temporarily in Adelaide for medical treatment. Born 1921. Need more details. 8. 6.1965 From Welfare Darwin to DSS Adelaide Re Harry Wonggin Harry Wonggin appears in ROW p172 with date of birth 1923. He is married to Ivy Waginja ROW p172. 28. 6.1965 From Welfare Darwin to DSS Adelaide Re Harry Wonggin Harry Wonggin has been discharged from Hillcrest Hospital on 7th June. He returned to Roper River Mission where he now resides on 9th June. 2. 7.1965 From Welfare Darwin to Roper River Mission Re Geoffrey B Munain Geoffrey B Munain, a pensioner, left Roper River Mission to go to Darwin on 6. 5.1965. Is he Aboriginal. Did he leave permanently or for a holiday. 2. 7.1965 From DWO to Welfare Darwin Re Martha Martayiki Bagot Settlement advises Martha went to Roper River Mission on 11. 6.1965. Her child Bill is at Roper River and she will now have both children in her care. 10. 8.1965 From Welfare Darwin to DSS Adelaide Re Harry Wonggin Roper River Mission advise that Harry is living as a single man so that his tribal marriage to Ivy Waginja appears to have dissolved. 11. 8.1965 From Welfare Darwin to DSS Adelaide Re Martha Martayiki Martha returned to Roper River Mission on 11. 6.1965. Martha gave birth to a second child Janice on 27. 1.1965. Her first child Bill is at Roper River and she will now have both children in her care. 10. 8.1965 From Roper River Mission to Welfare Darwin Re Geoffrey B Munain Geoffrey was only in Darwin for a couple of weeks. He is Aboriginal and on ROW p234 as Geoffrey Bugula. 3. 9.1965 From DSS Adelaide to Welfare Darwin Re Ginburr J. Ironstone Roper River Mission Application for Widow's pension. Consort Ironstone Yaparan said to have died on 20. 8.1965 at Roper River. Applicant is said to have custody of five children William born 1. 7.1952 Helen born 19. 9.1954 (12. 9.1954) Nelson born 29. 4.1957 Marcus born 4. 7.1960 (5. 7.1960) Johnstone born 19. 1.1962 Please advise (a) age and identity of claimant (DOB 1933) (b) Confirm she was the first wife or has lived the longest with Ironstone Yaparan (c) Confirm age of children 3. 9.1965 From DSS Adelaide to Welfare Darwin Re Fred Jikjik Roper River Application for invalid pension. Date of birth shown as 1903 in the Elsey district (Elsey Station), father Harry Bungai, mother Norah Cleeva. Consort stated to be Marilyn and one child Rita born 1965 at King River. Handwritten notes state Two consorts - Long Rita Barpi (1928) - Marilyn Marungaingu Child Rita born 15. 9.1964 Rita Barpi holidaying Roper Valley at Census 25. 9.1964 3. 9.1965 From Welfare Darwin to DSS Adelaide Re Ginburr J. Ironstone ROW p234 Consort Ironstone Yaparan died 28. 8.1965 at Roper River. Her year of birth is 1933. on 20. 8.1965 at Roper River. Records show the ages of children as follows William born 1. 7.1952 Helen born 12. 9.1954 Nelson born 29. 4.1957 Marcus born 5. 7.1960 24. 9.1965 From DWO Katherine to DSS Adelaide Re Fred Jik Jik Superintendent Roper River Mission advises only Marilyn is living with Fred Jik Jik. Long Rita is living with another man whose identity is not disclosed. 9.11.1965 From DSS Adelaide to Welfare Darwin Re Agnes Nganirimba Bardit of Roper River Mission Date of birth shown as 1900 at Old St Vidgeon. Father's name Old Charlie, mother's name uunknown. Shown as tribally married to Stanley Mabungu in 1930. 24.12.1965 From Welfare Darwin to Maningrida Settlement Re Child Endowment for Rosie She came from Roper River Mission and may be returning there. 7. 2.1966 From Welfare Darwin to Roper River Mission Re Child Endowment Judy Mawukuji Need to verify the birth of Ina Thompson said to have been born on 13. 5.1950. On census records no record of Judy Mawukuji whose consort is Barrabus Gabarla and there are no children. 16. 2.1966 From Welfare Darwin to Roper River Mission Re Child Endowment Elizabeth Yirtjir Need to verify dates of birth of two children Thomas Elmore said to be born 25. 8/1958 Gwennie said to be born 13.12.1955 I have no record of Thomas. I have a record for Gwennie Mingula, born 13.12.1955. However this record indicates her parents are Peter Majigumaji and Rita Nabulja. Moreover the records show that Elizabeth Yirtjir, who is the claimant and whose consort was Joshua (deceased) had only two children Holly and Victor. Need help with identification. Undated Handwritten Note mentions Returned :- Elaine Wundapal Cherry Wumir Pansy Ngariji Gladys Waguluru 22. 2.1966 From Roper River Mission to Welfare Darwin Re Ina Thompson Ina Thompson was born here on 13. 5.1950. She is the child of Maureen Muranggulu and Tithinboy Mairakang. Her aboriginal personal name is Ngarigalu. She is at present residing with Judy Mawukiyi and Barnabas Roberts (Gabarla). She was sent here by your branch for rehabilation. 25. 2.1966 From Welfare Darwin to DSS Adelaide Re Child Endowment Nanjila Bulanjan Dinah was born at Roper River on 7.10.1955. She is the daughter of Clare (Bush) Gawigu and Goliath Manbangu. Goliath deserted Clare and later Clare became the consort of Dick (Plumber) Linglilbani. It now appears Dinah is now living with her grandmother Nanjila Bulanjan. 22. 2.1966 From Welfare Darwin to DSS Adelaide Re Child Endowment Joy Git Git Thompson Alison Bush was born on 5. 1.1958 at Katherine. Her parents are Clare Bush and Dick Plumber. However she is living with the above named at Roper River Mission. 1. 3.1966 From Welfare Darwin to DSS Adelaide Re Joy Git Git Thompson Rita Bush was born on 5. 1.1958 at Katherine and is now living in the care of Bonny (Joy) Gitgit at Roper River Mission. Alison's parents are Clare (Bush) Gawigu and Dick (Plumber) Linglilbani. However she is living with the above named at Roper River Mission. Is there any relationship between Alison and Bonny (Joy) Gitgit. 4. 3.1966 From DSS Adelaide to Welfare Darwin Re Child Endowment Moima (Group Bardin) Husband Willie Kurubi CMS Roper River Mission Eva was born about 1955 at Hodgson Downs. The above named are guardians for Eva Hughie who is residing at the Mission for schooling purposes. 4. 3.1966 From DSS Adelaide to Welfare Darwin Re Child Endowment Dinah Milinbajuna (Karaji) Roper River Mission Need to verify date of birth of Kevin Lensen born in 1959. He is not the child of Dinah. Nipper Karanji and Dinah are his guardians. 4. 3.1966 From DSS Adelaide to Welfare Darwin Re Child Endowment Una P. Joshua Need to verify date of birth of Eulalie Wilfred born 18.10.1955. Eulalie Wilfred is living with her sister Una Patiu Joshua on Roper River Mission. Her mother Jessie is a patient at East Arm Settlement. 4. 3.1966 From DSS Adelaide to Welfare Darwin Re Child Endowment Elizabeth Yirtjit Joshua CMS Roper River Mission Elizabeth is being paid Child Endowment for her grandchild Thomas Elmore Lewis born 25. 8.1958 (mother's name is Angelina) and child endowment for Gwennie Lansen born 13.12.1955, the daughter of her niece Rita who is a patient at East Arm Settlement. 4. 3.1966 From DSS Adelaide to Welfare Darwin Re Child Endowment Eva Maramarilu CMS Roper River Mission Esther Wilfred is in the custody, care and control of Eva Maramarilu and Roger Ganbukbuk Rogers for schooling purposes. Parents names are not known. Date of birth is given as 10. 2.1953. 14. 3.1966 From Welfare Darwin to DSS Adelaide Child Endowment Elizabeth Yirtjit Joshua Thomas Elmore Lewis P/A, born 25. 8.1958, mother Angelina Ninijaranyu, father Hurdle Lewis Gwenneth, born 1956, mother Rita Walburra, father Peter (LAnsen) Majagubaji. 7. 3.1966 From DWO Katherine to Welfare Darwin Re Alison Bush Our records show Dick (Plumber) Linglilbani (1943, Bulman) being married to Clare Gawigu (1938, Roper River Mission). Children of this union are twins Conrad and Brett Plumber who were born on 7. 8.1964 at Katherine. The parents at the time were living at Beswick Settlement. We have no record of a child Alison Bush. However it was learnt that Alison Bush has parents Peter Bush (in Darwin) and her mother Clare who was married to Peter Bush but they are now separated and she has remarried Dick Plumber. Apparently Alison and Bonny are of a niece / auntie relationship. Dick and Clare are residing at Bamyili. 15. 3.1966 From Welfare Darwin to DSS Adelaide Re Joy Git Git Thompson Alison Bush was born on 5. 1.1958. Her parents are Clare (Bush) Gawigu and Peter (Bush) Tuda-boi. Dick (Plumber) Linglilbani is not the father. Clare and Peter were tribally married but are now separated and Clare has formed a liason with Dick. Peter is now living in the Darwin area while Clare and Dick are living at Bamyili Settlement via Katherine. Alison is in the care of a relative at Roper River Mission who is known to this branch as Bonny (Joy) Gitgit. 9. 3.1966 From DSS Adelaide to Welfare Darwin Re Child Endowment Elsie Marnburang Husband Eric Gurang-Burang Joshua CMS Roper River Mission Naomi Joshua, born 1. 4.1954, daughter of Isaac Joshua, is in the custody of the above named who are acting as her guardians. She was previously residing with Gladys U. Blitner. 22. 3.1966 From Welfare Darwin to DSS Adelaide Re Elsie Marnburang Roper River Mission Naomi Joshua known as Naomi Wunajabi was born on 1. 4.1954 at Roper River. Our records show her father as Isaac Snowball Lobor Walakundu. 9. 3.1966 From DSS Adelaide to Welfare Darwin Re Child Endowment Gladys U. Blitner Husband Gilbert Garalka Blitner CMS Roper River Mission Advice received Janice Johnson, born 1. 7.1955 is in the custody of the above named who are acting as her guardians while Janice is receiving education at CMS Roper River Mission. 29. 3.1966 From Roper River Mission to Welfare Darwin Re Eva Hughie Eva Hughie was born in 1955 and both parents are deceased. Her uncle Hughie Manungan lives at Hodgson Downs. Eva has recently returned there. 29. 3.1966 From Roper River Mission to Welfare Darwin Re Kevin Lensen Kevin Lensen's foster parents are Maurice (Mujumuju) and Beryl (Gudu-ruru?) of Bamyili Settlement. We believe he was born about 1959. 29. 3.1966 From Roper River Mission to Welfare Darwin Re Eulalie Wilfred Our records show her date of birth is 18.10.1955. Her mother is Jessie (Gudjigudji) who has recently returned from East Arm. 29. 3.1966 From Roper River Mission to Welfare Darwin Re Esther Jilril-manja Esther (Jilril-manga) is the child of Cleo-Gracie (Nambid) and Walker (Garlwi-agi) who come from Hodgson Downs but we understand they are now at Bagot. Esther was born in 1953. 5. 4.1966 From DSS Adelaide to Welfare Darwin Re Child Endowment Eva Maramarilu Esther Wilfred is in the custody, care and control of Eva Maramarilu and Roger Ganbukbuk Rogers for schooling purposes. 6. 4.1966 From Welfare Darwin to DSS Adelaide Re Eva Maramarilu Roper River Mission The child you refer to as Esther Wilfred appears in our records as Esther Jilrid-manja of the Anbulainban Group of the Alawa tribe. Her father is Walker Garlwi-agi and her mother is Cleo / Gracie Nambid. She was born in 1953. 5. 4.1966 From DSS Adelaide to Welfare Darwin Re Child Moima (Group Bardin) Husband Willie Kurubi CMS Roper River Mission The above are the guardians for the child Eva Hughie who is residing at the Mission for schooling purposes. 13. 4.1966 From Roper River Mission to Welfare Darwin Re Child Endowment Gladys Blitner We have no record of Janice's Aboriginal name or her date of birth. She is approximately 11 years of age. Her father is Johnson Badgain. Her mother Violet Ringali is deceased and her step-mother is Sadie Warabanga. 5. 4.1966 From DSS Adelaide to Welfare Darwin Child Endowment Una P. Joshua and Eulalie Wilfred Eulalie Wilfred is living with her sister Una Patiu Joshua on Roper River Mission Her mother Jessie is a patient at East Arm Settlement Darwin 5. 4.1966 From DSS Adelaide to Welfare Darwin Child Endowment Dinah Milinbajuna (Karaji) Kevin Lensen is not the child of the above. Nipper Karanji and Dinah are his guardians. 5. 4.1966 From DSS Adelaide to Welfare Darwin Re Child Endowment Queenie Nambalwuludi Riley Hisband Paddy Wurundun Riley CMS Roper River Mission Dates of birth for all except Faye have been verified. Need to verify Faye born 1. 6.1961 at Nutwood. 25. 1.1967 From DWO Katherine to Welfare Darwin Re Queenie (Riley) Nambulwuludi There is no record of Faye's birth at Nutwood Downs. 5. 4.1966 From DSS Adelaide to Welfare Darwin Re Child Endowment Sadie W Harrison Child Endowment is being paid to the above in respect of her four children namely Laurence, Lorraine, Lincoln and Laurel. However a child endowment claim has been received from Mrs Kathleen Y Rami stating that the child Laurel is in her custody, care and control while Mrs S W Harrison is a patient at the East Arm Leprosarium. Need more information. 28. 4.1966 From Welfare Darwin to DSS Adelaide Re Child Endowment Sadie W Harrison Three of the children are in the custody, care and control of Rita Walburra (ROW .66) at Roper River Mission. Rita is receiving some form of benefit under the name Rita Amaimia Lansen. The children in her care are Laurence, Lorraine and Lincoln. Sadie Harrison is expected to be a patient at East Arm Settlement for some considerable time. 13. 5.1966 From Welfare Darwin to DSS Adelaide Re Mary Yedji-edji Roper River Mission MAry appears in ROW p176 and was born in 1932. Her late husband's name was Sandy Boi-yerr and he died on 3. 4.1966 at Urapunga Station. Mary was his only wife. She has in her care two children namely Richard, born 1954 Janie Bulluwilligg, born 24.11.1960. 10. 5.1966 From DSS Adelaide to Welfare Darwin Re Child Endowment Susan Geoffrey Re Jacob Lansen born 26. 7.1953 Roper River Mission The above named receives child endowment in respect of the children Jacob and Val Lansen. Susan Geoffrey is the children's sister. They are in her care, custody and control while the children's mother Rita Nabulja is a patient at the East Arm Settlement Darwin. 13. 5.1966 From Welfare Darwin to DSS Adelaide Re Child Endowment Susan Geoffrey Jacob Lansen was born 26. 7.1953. 18. 5.1966 From Welfare Darwin to Roper River Mission Re Child Endowment Maud Maribu I needed to verify the ages of Maud's children. I have been able to do this for Joan, Winston, Enoch, Terry and Edgar. There are two other children in her care who I believe are orphans namely Brian and Faith. Need more information about them. 20. 9.1966 From Roper River Mission to Welfare Darwin Re Child Endowment Maud Maribu Maud and Tom and family are now at Oenpelli Mission including Brian and Faith. The two children arrived here from Katherine on 7. 8.1959 and as far as we know they are orphans. Our records show their mother's name was Emily and their ages as Brian approx 1. 6.1955 and Faith approx 1. 9.1956. 9. 9.1966 From Welfare Darwin to Roper River Mission Re Child Endowment Child endowment forms for the following family groups Mother Lucille M Wilfred Father Wilfred Nalandara Children Victor Graham Mother Daidaijun Father Pompey Yerrpain Children Bunoula Jo-girl Lambalthu Donny Barminija Gutumbura Female child Mother Dolly I Wilfred Father Wilfred Nalandaya Children Irene (Jill) Wally (Nigel) Freda Norman Mother Minnie Minjarlur Bidak Father Tommy Bidak Children Lukaman Andy Bidak 5. 7.1966 From Welfare Darwin to Welfare Adelaide Re Alfred Rogers Roper River Mission
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