Child Endowment - Cattle Stations 1952 - 1955



NAA Series A885 Item B456 Part 1 Child Endowment for Aboriginal Children on Cattle Stations in the Northern Territory Assorted Correspondence 1952 - 1955
21st February, 1955 The Director-General Melbourne Subject Child Endowment payments in respect of aboriginal children on cattle stations in the Northern Territory. References Your Memorandum B.456/147 of 16. 7.1954. ------------------------ Enclosed please find cuttings from - 1. 'The Mail' of 19. 2.1955 concerning the accounting system in the Department of Territories, Darwin, and a brief reply by the Minister, Mr Paul Hasluck. 2. A further reply by the Minister for Territories, Mr P Hasluck from 'The Advertiser' of 21. 2.1955. Your attention is drawn to the reference in 'The Mail' concerning payments of child endowment to aboriginal children on cattle stations, which were suspended by this office. Since your approval to pay for the first child, considerable difficulty has been experienced in securing sufficient information to enable this office to resume payment of claims to Managers of cattle stations. The Department of Territories have been written to on several occasions, and schedules have been prepared and forwarded in order that they should be checked, but to date no reply has been received. Owing to the lack of information, it became necessary to make a direct approach to the cattle station managers, and in some cases the information was considered satisfactory and payment was made. Today Mr H C Giese, Director of Welfare, and Mr E C Evans, Chief Welfare Officer, both of the Northern Territory Administration, Darwin, called at this office and discussed at length the question of payment of child endowment for the first child by this Department, and maintenance payments by the Department of Territories for these aboriginal children. It would appear that, owing to staffing difficulties and turnover in staff, the Administration in Darwin has not been able to give proper attention to our requests, but the two gentle mentioned are confident that in future relations with this Department will be on a co-operative basis. A full report concerning the visit of these gentlemen, and the arrangements made by this office with them, will be forwarded to you in the course of a few days. L W Loveless Director Statement showing Amounts of Child Endowment paid to Manager, Elsey Station, in respect of Aboriginal Children - (a) on Elsey Station, and (b) on Hodgson Downs Station for the year 1949/1950 NB I have only extracted the following fields (a) Endowee (b) Date claim lodged (c) Children Endowee Station Date Claim Lodged Children Bunny Elsey 13. 7.1942 4 Manbullo Maudie Elsey 13. 7.1942 2 Topsy Elsey 13. 7.1942 Rosie Lariken Nancy Fanny Elsey 13. 7.1942 Jackeroo Erica Daisy Elsey 20.11.1943 3 (child 16 years 1. 7.1949) Olga Elsey 22.10.1947 3 Bessie Hodgson 13. 7.1942 Dashwood (16 years on 1. 7.1949) Felix Tommy Peter Topsy Margy (included from 19. 7.1949) Ruby Hodgson 13. 7.1942 Barney Eileen Jim Doris Young Lucy Hodgson 20.11.1943 Hitler Hughie Sunshine Statement showing Amounts of Child Endowment paid to Manager, Elsey Station, in respect of Aboriginal Children - (a) on Elsey Station, and (b) on Hodgson Downs Station for the period 20. 6.1950 - 22. 4.1952 NB I have only extracted the following fields (a) Endowee (b) Date claim lodged (c) Children Endowee Station Date Claim Lodged Children Topsy Elsey 13. 7.1942 3 Fanny Elsey 13. 7.1942 2 Daisy Elsey 20.11.1943 2 Girlie Elsey 15. 2.1950 Sandy Marie Biddy Farrell Elsey ---------- 3 Jessie Elsey 7.12.1950 Fay Roger Paddys Elsie Elsey ---------- 1 Eva Elsey 7.12.1950 Joe Kurnen Lightnings Ida Elsey 7.12.1950 Little Johnson Big Foot Johns Ida Elsey 7.12.1950 Sadie Tommy Peggy (Kloplop) Elsey 7.12.1950 Sandy Rita (Talul) Elsey 4.10.1951 Marjory Nancy (Djalba) Elsey 4.10.1951 Bobby Lily Wanil Elsey 29. 1.1952 Sandy Talbot Judy Boab Elsey 29. 1.1952 Lirauwi Bessie Hodgson 13. 7.1942 5 Ruby Hodgson 13. 7.1942 4 Young Lucy Hodgson 20.11.1943 2 ___________________________________________________________________ Department of Social Services Churchill Building 61 Gawler Place Adelaide 19th August 1954 The Director-General Melbourne Subject Child Endowment payments for Aboriginal children on cattle stations in the Northern Territory. References Your B.456/149 of 17. 8.1954. Please find enclosed three copies of statement showing amounts of child endowment paid to the manager of Elsey Station in respect of aboriginal children on Elsey and Hodgson Downs Stations, during the financial year 1949 - 1950. It is not possible to give the names of the children paid for on the claims of Bunny, Manbullo Maudie, Daisy and Olga as the claims for these endowees have been cancelled and since destroyed. However, records indicate that Bunny died in June, 1950 and that the three other endowees left the Station during the same month. E E White A/g Director Statement showing Amounts of Child Endowment paid to Manager, Elsey Station, in respect of Aboriginal Children - (a) on Elsey Station, and (b) on Hodgson Downs Station for the year 1949/1950 NB I have only extracted the following fields (a) Endowee (b) Date claim lodged (c) Children Endowee Station Date Claim Lodged Children Bunny Elsey 13. 7.1942 4 Manbullo Maudie Elsey 13. 7.1942 2 Topsy Elsey 13. 7.1942 Rosie Lariken Nancy Fanny Elsey 13. 7.1942 Jackeroo Erica Daisy Elsey 20.11.1943 3 (child 16 years 1. 7.1949) Olga Elsey 22.10.1947 3 Bessie Hodgson 13. 7.1942 Dashwood (16 years on 1. 7.1949) Felix Tommy Peter Topsy Margy (included from 19. 7.1949) Ruby Hodgson 13. 7.1942 Barney Eileen Jim Doris Young Lucy Hodgson 20.11.1943 Hitler Hughie Sunshine ___________________________________________________________________ Department of Social Services Family Allowances Branch Churchill Building 61 Gawler Place Adelaide 24th March 1953 The Director-General Melbourne Subject Payment of Child Endowment payments in respect of Aboriginal children. References Your B.39/102 Further to my previous reports on this subject, I have now to advise that arising out of certain investigations made in this office in respect of four aborigine children who have been transferred south from Alice Springs and have been placed with Miss L E Williams of Blackwood, South Australia, the following information has been obtained :- Child Born Previously endowed Muriel Garrett 19. 7.1939 Fanny Garrett - 39087/55H Daphne Sultan 13.10.1939 Betty J Nayda - 68444/59J Margaret Campbell 12. 5.1942 Nancy Campbell - 38213/58E Valerie Stokes 10. 3.1943 Clara Stokes - 11774/53M On her claim Miss Williams has stated in the reply to the question as to whether any contribution to the support of the child is being made by the Commonwealth or State Authority, 'Yes. A Government grant is to be made through the Department of Native Affairs'. The matter was then taken up with the Director, Native Affairs Branch and the following advice has been received :- (a) The amount per week to be paid by this Administration for each child is 20/-. (b) This amount will be paid for the duration of their stay with Miss Williams which it is hoped will be until they have at least completed their primary education. (c) This amount was not previously paid to their parents nor was any contribution made to them for maintenance. However, their living conditions with their parents in Alice Springs were regarded as sub-standard. No further enquiry has been made from this office as it is thought possibly this matter has been revealed as a result of investiga- tions made in your office concerning the matters previously represented. It is thought that the payment of this grant by the Native Affairs Branch would preclude the payment of child endowment vide Section 97(b) of the Act. It is proposed to withhold further action on this claim until your direction has been received. L W Loveless Director of Social Services __________________________________________________________________________ Two undated Aboriginal Child Index Cards Copyright P J Mackett 2005 Name Jim Born 1937 Mother Minnie Father Freddie Endowment Paid to Minnie Address Rockhampton Downs Station via Camooweal Claim Number 139023 Name Jumanunga-Noongoo Born Mother Wagunburna Father Buggagurrie Endowment Paid to Minnie Address Rockhampton Downs Station via Camooweal Claim Number 139023 __________________________________________________________________________ Department of Social Services Churchill Building 61 Gawler Place Adelaide 4th March 1952 The Director-General Melbourne SubjectAboriginal endowees residing on Cattle Stations in the Northern Territory As requested by Mr Kempson, Assistant Director-General (Benefits), please find enclosed schedules of all aborigines and the Stations on which they are employed. These schedules have been forwarded to the Director, Brisbane, for verification. L W Loveless Director Aborigine Endowees Residing on Cattle Stations, Northern Territory Brunette Downs (Gulf Cattle Co Pty Ltd) via Camooweal Queensland Endowment No. 86460 Endowee - English Joan Endowee - Aboriginl Yettie-Lim or Bigelum Spouse - English Horace Spouse - Aboriginal Billa-Medgee Children Jerry, , January 1946 Marie, none, 4.10.1951 Reln of Endowee Mother Endowment No. 86461 Endowee - English Lena Endowee - Aboriginl Yaral-warrie Spouse - English Sambo Spouse - Aboriginal Joo-Joo-gurrie Children Dick, none, June 1948 Reln of Endowee Mother Endowment No. 86463 Endowee - English Sarah Endowee - Aboriginl Pulambona Spouse - English Old Tommy Spouse - Aboriginal Bimby Children Doris, Allomurra, October 1944 Reln of Endowee Mother Endowment No. 86464 Endowee - English Angelina Endowee - Aboriginl Belinjantee Spouse - English Paddy Spouse - Aboriginal Judasouna Children Peggy, Yabanellie, February 1946 Katie, none, September 1947 Reln of Endowee Mother Endowment No. 86465 Endowee - English Flora Endowee - Aboriginl Spouse - English Arthur Spouse - Aboriginal Children Judy, none, June 1947 Roger, none, 10.11.1949 Reln of Endowee Mother Endowment No. 86466 Endowee - English Ruby Endowee - Aboriginl Lidyina Spouse - English Tommy Spouse - Aboriginal Yulumbi Children Paul, none, 1. 7.1948 Reln of Endowee Mother Endowment No. 86467 Endowee - English Queenie Endowee - Aboriginl Kungibrun Spouse - English Dan Spouse - Aboriginal Bingrungi Children Helen, Dulan vinida, January 1944 Topsy, Mingudoo, September 1946 Janet, Dinvitvina, March, 1948 Chloe, Walinulina, 12. 6.1950 Reln of Endowee Mother Endowment No. 131934 Endowee - English Gladys Endowee - Aboriginl Cully-ungina Spouse - English Bruce Spouse - Aboriginal Baralla-mudgee Children Ted, none, 31.10.1950 Reln of Endowee Mother Endowment No. 144408 Endowee - English Annie Endowee - Aboriginl Carrie-ma-binna Spouse - English Pluto Spouse - Aboriginal Yandi-mi Children Rosaline, Della-binna, July 1940 Maggie, Obunga-lina, July 1942 Reln of Endowee Aunt Endowment No. 144409 Endowee - English Ruby Endowee - Aboriginl Dear-ing-anna-binna Spouse - English Bruce Spouse - Aboriginal Bralla-mudgee Children Ivy, Aar-gel-lumina, July 1938 Reln of Endowee Grandmother Endowment No. 144410 Endowee - English Ussell Endowee - Aboriginl Waar-gurrina Spouse - English Davey Spouse - Aboriginal Najaaba Children Irene, none, 16. 3.1951 Reln of Endowee Mother Endowment No. 144411 Endowee - English Charlotte Endowee - Aboriginl Taalong-allie Spouse - English Alec Spouse - Aboriginal Won-bi-biraabi Children Nancy, none, 6.12.1950 Reln of Endowee Mother Tobermorey Station Endowment No. 128943 Endowee - English Barbara Endowee - Aboriginl Spouse - English Percy Spouse - Aboriginal (de facto) Children Jimmy, none, 24. 7.1944 Mike, none, 5. 6.1946 Lenny, none, 1. 9.1948 Reln of Endowee Mother Endowment No. 128945 Endowee - English Mary Endowee - Aboriginl Spouse - English Freddie Spouse - Aboriginal Children Martha, none, 16.10.1944 Reln of Endowee Mother Endowment No. 128946 Endowee - English Mabel Marshall Endowee - Aboriginl Spouse - English Jack Marshall Spouse - Aboriginal Children Joyce, none, 12. 4.1950 Reln of Endowee Mother Endowment No. 128948 Endowee - English Jundoo Endowee - Aboriginl Spouse - English Bookie Spouse - Aboriginal Children Johnny, none, October 1943 Lindsay, none, July 1945 Basil, none, July 1947 Biddy, none, June 1949 Gracie, none, 24. 8.1950 Reln of Endowee Mother Endowment No. 144415 Endowee - English Laddie Endowee - Aboriginl Spouse - English Waggon Bob Spouse - Aboriginal Children Lena, none, February 1938 Reln of Endowee Grandmother Rockhampton Downs via Camooweal Queensland Endowment No. 144449 Endowee - English Deceased Endowee - Aboriginl Spouse - English Nipper Spouse - Aboriginal Dunegidde-gurrie Children Rosie, Ilbena, 1941 Reln of Endowee Mother Endowment No. 144450 Endowee - English Norah Endowee - Aboriginl Moonmoonvilie Spouse - English Chuckler Spouse - Aboriginal Wirrie-wirrie Children Alice, Breenville, 1945 Elsie, Booldoolgoo, 1947 Kate, Girrigie, 1948 Reln of Endowee Mother Endowment No. 87960 Endowee - English Helip Endowee - Aboriginl Spouse - English Westcot Spouse - Aboriginal Children Eileen, none, 7.12.1942 Soney, none, 15. 4.1944 Dinah, none, 15. 9.1947 Reln of Endowee Mother Endowment No. 139021 Endowee - English Kitty Endowee - Aboriginl Cardie Spouse - English Deceased Spouse - Aboriginal Children Reita, Longinvllie, 1937 Reln of Endowee Mother Endowment No. 139020 Endowee - English Fanny Endowee - Aboriginl Gibingnvllie Spouse - English McGregor Spouse - Aboriginal Vyeramorroo Children Harry, Begulla-coloonoo, 1942 Ann, none, 1950 Reln of Endowee Mother Endowment No. 139023 Endowee - English Minnie Endowee - Aboriginl Wagunburna Spouse - English Freddie Spouse - Aboriginal Buggagurrie Children Jim, Jumanunga-noongoo, 1937 Rainyerie, Larbindee-binguna, 1939 Frank, Duckula, 1943 Peter, Binchilli, 1946 Colin, none, March 1950 Reln of Endowee Mother Endowment No. 139024 Endowee - English Gracie Endowee - Aboriginl Warringrullie Spouse - English Johnnie Spouse - Aboriginal Bugenderrendee Children Jane, none, July 1949 Reln of Endowee Mother Endowment No. 139025 Endowee - English Nancy Endowee - Aboriginl Gurradirra Spouse - English McGregor Spouse - Aboriginal Uyeramorroo Children Stan, Dullill, 1944 Reln of Endowee Mother Endowment No. 139026 Endowee - English Rosie Endowee - Aboriginl Jimungullie Spouse - English Tommy Spouse - Aboriginal Joogooroo Children Marion, none, July 1949 Reln of Endowee Mother Endowment No. 139027 Endowee - English Bessie Endowee - Aboriginl Jillbungoo Spouse - English Gerald Spouse - Aboriginal Diguteurrie Children Jackey, Wargunnee, 1944 Albert, Junjunda, 1945 Ruth, Minigarrie, 1947 Reln of Endowee Mother Endowment No. 139022 Endowee - English Jessie Endowee - Aboriginl Ungillnulli Spouse - English (unmarried) Spouse - Aboriginal Children Helen, none, 1949 Reln of Endowee Mother Gallipoli Station via Camoooweal Queensland Endowment No. 144416 Endowee - English Winnie Endowee - Aboriginl Toogoolmarra Spouse - English Henry Spouse - Aboriginal Jagalla Children William, Kulmalundo, 1943 Reln of Endowee Mother Georgina Downs via Camooweal Queensland Endowment No. 129708 Endowee - English Nellie Endowee - Aboriginl Mormadaga Spouse - English (unmarried) Spouse - Aboriginal Children Jack, none, 1.10.1950 Reln of Endowee Mother Endowment No. 144412 Endowee - English Ida Endowee - Aboriginl Spouse - English Bob Spouse - Aboriginal Kilpinga Children Mavis, none, 1948 May, none, 1948 Reln of Endowee Mother Endowment No. 144413 Endowee - English Katie Endowee - Aboriginl Kungagar Spouse - English Joby Spouse - Aboriginal Children Lena, Googar-aniga, 1936 Reln of Endowee Mother Lake Nash Station via Camooweal Queensland Endowment No. 144461 Endowee - English Mabel Endowee - Aboriginl Indai-googa Spouse - English Philomac Spouse - Aboriginal Kradinjin Children Toby, none, 1941 Dave (twin), none, 1942 Alf (twin), none, 1942 Georgie, none, 1946 Sylvia, none, 1940 Reln of Endowee Mother of Toby, Dave, Alf, Georgie and aunt of Sylvia Endowment No. 128947 Endowee - English Rose Endowee - Aboriginl Spouse - English (unmarried) Spouse - Aboriginal Children Lizzie, none, June 1940 Ronnie, none, 4.10.1942 Dollie, none, January 1945 Jessie, none, 21. 5.1949 Reln of Endowee Mother Endowment No. 128944 Endowee - English Doreen Endowee - Aboriginl Spouse - English (unmarried) Spouse - Aboriginal Children Charles, none, February 1949 Reln of Endowee Mother Endowment No. 144458 Endowee - English Polly Endowee - Aboriginl Un-unda Spouse - English Jerry Spouse - Aboriginal Jnungara Children Louie, none, 1943 Reln of Endowee Aunt Endowment No. 144460 Endowee - English Tiny Endowee - Aboriginl Lamoorga Spouse - English Tommy Spouse - Aboriginal Pussycat-brossley Children Colleen, none, 1949 Reln of Endowee Mother Endowment No. 144462 Endowee - English Annie Endowee - Aboriginl Spouse - English Wallaby Spouse - Aboriginal Arrowarroogat Children Connie Alice, none, 2. 9.1950 Reln of Endowee Mother Endowment No. 144463 Endowee - English Daisy Endowee - Aboriginl Nningi Spouse - English Beasley Spouse - Aboriginal Warrmerra Children Peter, none, 1945 Johnny, none, 1949 Reln of Endowee Mother Endowment No. 144464 Endowee - English Dorris Endowee - Aboriginl Ooda-worick Spouse - English Tommy Goggle-eye Spouse - Aboriginal Inarugga Children Mussely, Alun-illiga, 1938 Billy, none, 1941 Dot, Alabaja, 1947 Reln of Endowee Mother Endowment No. 144465 Endowee - English Elsie Endowee - Aboriginl Poortajaburra Spouse - English Jack Spouse - Aboriginal Wirrawarra Children Nellie, Witcha, 1936 Linda, none, 1939 Katie, none, 1943 Ethel, none, 1946 Reln of Endowee Mother Endowment No. 144466 Endowee - English Ivy Endowee - Aboriginl Nyuda Spouse - English Paddy Spouse - Aboriginal Alting-ogga Children Micky, none, 1938 Cecil, none, 1943 Keith, none, 1946 Betty, none, 1949 Reln of Endowee Mother Endowment No. 144467 Endowee - English Ivy Endowee - Aboriginl Balbambooka Spouse - English (deceased) Spouse - Aboriginal Children Dorothy, none, 1938 Nancy, none, 1940 Reln of Endowee Mother Endowment No. 144469 Endowee - English Daphne Endowee - Aboriginl Ngalia-un-bugga Spouse - English Mick Spouse - Aboriginal Mow aldurra Children Danny, Juba, 1939 Raymond, none, 1943 Alfie, none, 1945 Gladys, none, 1947 Joan Elizabeth, none, 1950 Reln of Endowee Mother Endowment No. 144468 Endowee - English Tiny Endowee - Aboriginl Ngoorunga-brunga Spouse - English Dan Spouse - Aboriginal Whaki-li-ing Children Hilda, none, 1949 Reln of Endowee Mother Endowment No. 144459 Endowee - English Lily Endowee - Aboriginl Runing-bugga Spouse - English (deceased) Spouse - Aboriginal Children Minnie, a-kurabinga, 1938 Reln of Endowee Mother
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