East Arm Settlement General



National Archives of Australia
Darwin Office
Series A1658 Item 756/11/1
East Arm Settlement General

24. 1.1964 Commonwealth Department of Health Darwin Schedule of pension payments at East Arm Settlement Gabain Miyawala Wuli Wuli Frank Balgana Bob Bunduwabi Hector Djarwargal Micky Gurrbandija Jim Gumurunggu Joe Guli Davey Ibuana Lambu Lambitj Eileen Meri Jabina Mondaimi Donald K Pwarratjimiri Duncan Ulman Raphael Wadding Yabo Nellie Wuiyara Bill Wunbiari Bill Yarngur S Yipini Gandarang Nipper Murrpiari Elizabeth Puantilurra Doris Gulangari John Keeway Henry Na Gambal Cock jack Minbiari Old Norah Wamutjan Brumby Jalaman Gari William Wabarrabun Mary Aga Jibinna Nancy Du Ur Wurnga Sambo River Ibarama Kut Kutj Adadawa Davey Bandiari Nugget Bulbiari Fanny Julbu William Ladjumba Nina Ngabiangali Jack Ariyema Joe Nawana Naldyaa Bill Biriya Biriya Lawrence Daniga Margaret Gumbuwa Button Yalgburr Topsy Kunbungaddu Nancy Balayujang Dabirr Garwulgu Jabaru Lewin Bobby Widiburr Peter Warrlul Jessie Dinyirringali Joe Mathew Lilavirrl Tex Green Bob Lame Jambulka Freddy Dingmaiari Tommy Long Jibi Ronny Wirripngaiari Jerry Djo Indju Mudji Nora Maiaragari Pincher III Pindja Dupu Andi Ulamiri Sambo Jujuguri Jessie Mawaiji Sydney Wel A Meri Lena yabaiwari Mary M Kerinaiua Blind Maggie Bungarri Daisy Ngarawaia Ruby Aljungurai Mavis Iburajala Charlie Calgi 22. 1.1964 Commonwealth of Australia Department of Health East Arm Settlement Salaries and Allowances Mildred Baird Nancy Croft Mr Derrick Henry Cummings Mildred Lenary Bob Auvergne Brumby Charlie Hooker Creek Daisy V.R.D. Dilyumara Doris V.R.D. Eileen Fannie George Pincher Jabiru Lewin Jackie Woolagorang Jessie V.R.D. Joe Matthew Lawrence Lena Brunette Margaret Croker Maria Mavis Mary B.I. Mary Calvert Miyawala Mondalmi Nancy Maningrida Nina Humbert Nora Borraloola Philomena Philip Sydney Ronnie Manbulloo Sambo Brunette Terry Joseph Tommy Humbert Topsy William Brunette William Wileroo Willie nelson Wuli Muli Joe Liddy Syd Rusca Hughie Bathern Bill Auvergne Bill Maningrida Bill Maka Button Donald Duncan Davey Bob River Freddie henry Beswick Jack Auvergne Jack maranboy Joe Engineer Kut Kutz Mick Liverpool Nipper Inverway Nugget V.R.D. Raphael Ronnie Wave Hill Sambo River Smiler Tex Green Tommy Jugaru Tom White Margherita Rosaria Loretta 24.10.1963 To Commonwealth Director of Health Return of discharged leprosy patient to Darwin Kenneth Clifford Waters 9.10.1963 From Director-General of Health Canberra Return of discharged leprosy patient to Darwin I refer to your letter of the 22nd August 1963 advising that Kenneth Clifford Waters, a part aboriginal youth, recently discharged from the East Arm Settlement Darwin, was being brought to live with his mother, Mrs Cahill, in Melbourne. The patient's home environment was found to be satisfactory and arrangements were made for the Deputy Medical Superintendent of fairfield Infectious Diseases Hospital, Dr Nigel Gray, to keep him under surveillance. However I have now been informed that the lad and his mother intend to return to Darwin by air on friday 11th Octover. I shall be pleased, therefore, if you will inform the appropriate authority in Darwin of his return. 1. 9.1963 To Commonwealth Director of Health Darwin Approval is given to the discharge of Miss Mary Gold of East Arm Leprosarium. 5. 9.1963 From Department Health Darwin to Department Health Canberra Discharge of Miss Mary Gold The reason I am so anxious to discharge this girl earlier than the expected time is that she is living in an environment which is both savage (vile crossed out) and often criminally sexual and I am fearful for her sexual safety. In addition, the young girl has now reached an age of maturity in which it could well happen that she might have sexual relations with a part coloured man and become pregnant and this I think would be disasterous. 5. 9.1963 Note of phone conversation re Snowy Walker 22. 8.1963 To Chief Medical Officer melbourne Kenneth Clifford Waters, aged 14 years, a part coloured youth, who has been a leprosy patient at the East Arm Settlement, Darwin, was discharged from the Settlement on the 13th August 1963. He is now under the care of his mother (Mrs Cahill) and his residence is now 10 Lennox Street, Hawthorn, Melbourne. 15. 7.1963 To Department of Health Canberra All efforts to trace Vera McDonald (Ngadbi), a former patient of East Arm Settlement have failed. 7. 6.1963 Department of Health Canberra Re Kenneth Clifford Waters age 14 years discharged from East Arm Leprosarium to Melbourne. Kenneth Clifford Waters Date of Birth 16. 1.1949 Darwin Address Retta Dixon Home, Darwin Home Surroundings Report by Sister Mary Inigo of East Arm Settlement Step-father and mother, Mr and Mrs Cahill, live at 10 Lennox Street, Hawthorn, Melbourne, in a large house containing five bedrooms and two kitchens. One brother of the patient lives at home and also Mr Cahill's mother. Mr Cahill is employed as a Truck Driver in the Postmaster General's Department. Sister Mary Inigo reports that the parents will be satisfactory people to look after the boy. 14. 1.1963 To Department of Public Health Sydney Re Vera McDonald (Vera Ngadbi) A full blooded aboriginal female, Vera McDonald (Vera Ngadbi) was transferred from the Derby Leprosarium to the East Arm Leprosarium at Darwin. The reason for this transfer was because she was considered to be an inhabitant of the Northern Territory, although being of the Ngining tribe there was some question as to whether she was a West Australian or a Northern Territory native. She had been admitted to the Derby Leprosarium on the 10th December 1956 with a diagnosis of Lepromatous Leprosy. The details of treatment in Derby are somewhat meagre and the only record of bacteriological tests is one positive smear at Derby in 1959. She spent two years in the East Arm Settlement during which time the smears were negative and on discharge the only lesion noted was an enlarged popliteal nerve. On the 24th March 1962 she was discharged from East Arm, still on treatment, in the care of Mother Gertrude at the Roman Catholic Convent, Derby, Western Australia. Recently it was learned that she was in the Alice Springs area and an attempt was made to have her report for reassessment. She was not located but advice has now been received that her present address is c/o Mr V S Edwards, Millers Creek Road, Willow Tree, NSW. 3. 1.1963 To Commonwealth Police Darwin Re Patrick Francis Kenny Patrick Francis Kenny is possibly the man Paddy kenny or Paddy Wey, who is reported to have mined tin with Alec Gorey near Pine Creek around 1946 to 1952. He may have contacted leprosy there. Mr Gaden died at Pine Creek in 1950 with positive smears. Also mentions Mr Jack White and Paddy Jonathan (aboriginal). There would have been adequate opportunity for Mr Kenny to have contacted leprosy at Pine Creek. 19.10.1962 To Department of Health Canberra On 18th October 1962 the Police prosecuted two patients of East Arm Settlement for alleged criminal offences. details are :- Sidney Walker - criminal assault against a female. Conducted in the Children's Court. Pleaded guilty. Sentenced to 3 months imprisionment. Roy Lewis - supplying liquor to a Ward. Pleaded Guilth and sentenced to six months imprisionment. Undated Statement of events on the night of friday 21-22 September 1962 The girls involved in the party were Doreen Cain, Mildred Baird, Mildred Lenari and Mary Gold. A native patient, aged 14-15 years, named ......... had been left alone in an open ward when Doreen Cain went out and it appears that she was molested (probably quite willingly) by Sidney Walker. The half-caste men involved were John White, Roy Lewis and Sidney Walker. A schoolboy kenny Waters carried the invitations. 8. 2.1962 To Department of Health Canberra Re Jacob Roberts Jacob Roberts born 1931. Jacob Roberts, a lepromatous leper was discharged from East Arm Leprosarium on 1st October 1957. 17. 7.1961 To Department of Health Darwin permission sought for leave for Mr bennet, a part coloured patient. 10. 2.1961 From Department of Health Darwin to Department of Health Canberra Social Service payments - Patients- East Arm Settlement The following list shows children eligible for Child Endowment. European Name Barry Native Name Biri-Biri-Jinga Place of Birth Blyth River Date of Birth 1948 Fathers Name Gangalara Mothers Name Ana Baru Guda Admitted From Maningrida Date of Admission 9. 1.1959 ROW 204 European Name Bobby Native Name Gulbaiary Place of Birth Humbert River Date of Birth 1951 Fathers Name Dave Reid Mothers Name Alice Nganjimulung Admitted From Humbert River Date of Admission 9.12.1958 ROW Half Caste European Name Bruno Native Name Gumurgun Place of Birth Blyth River Date of Birth 1947 Fathers Name Nal Banbarar Mothers Name Deceased Admitted From Maningrida Date of Admission 21. 1.1959 ROW 205 European Name Bill Native Name Bariltja Place of Birth Blyth River Date of Birth 1948 Fathers Name Deceased Mothers Name Bandurpa Admitted From Maningrida Date of Admission 13.10.1959 ROW 203 European Name Buster Native Name Bumarda Place of Birth Blyth River Date of Birth 19. 1.1947 Fathers Name Jacky Miribanga Mothers Name Manjalama Admitted From Maningrida Date of Admission 23. 2.1960 ROW 204 European Name Charlie Native Name Mingiriwa Place of Birth Milingimbi Date of Birth 2. 6.1943 Fathers Name Ganadura Mothers Name Deceased Admitted From Milingimbi Date of Admission 27. 4.1960 ROW 219 European Name Dick Native Name Ana-Gunggara Place of Birth Blyth River Date of Birth 1951 Fathers Name Man-Dabama Mothers Name Ibalanggurrg Admitted From Maningrida Date of Admission 25.11.1958 ROW 203 European Name Doris Native Name Ginjinngara Place of Birth Nakara Date of Birth 1946 Fathers Name Anburaburu Mothers Name Margaret Gurabalabala Admitted From Maningrida Date of Admission 19. 2.1959 ROW 205 European Name Daisy Native Name Barndi Place of Birth Leguna Date of Birth 1. 7.1947 Fathers Name Deceased Mothers Name Mary Annie Wonmulla Admitted From Leguna Stn Date of Admission 30. 7.1959 ROW 186 European Name Harry Dodger Native Name Ninbiya Place of Birth Timber Creek Date of Birth 1948 Fathers Name Dodger Winburrakurri Mothers Name Doris Muddawogpa Admitted From Coolibah Date of Admission 8. 6.1960 ROW 172 European Name Edna Native Name Junggul Wanga Place of Birth Oenpelli Date of Birth 1947 Fathers Name Toby Nanuragid Mothers Name Nellie Almadiba Admitted From Beswick Settlement Date of Admission 31. 8.1959 ROW 111 European Name Native Name Dabirr (Jabiru) Place of Birth Liverpool River Date of Birth 1946 Fathers Name Maralwanga Mothers Name Nalimba Admitted From Maningrida Date of Admission 24.12.1958 ROW 204 European Name Joe Native Name Nawana Naldyaa Place of Birth Oenpelli Date of Birth 1945 Fathers Name Jimmy Limai-Bandi Mothers Name Gurrba Admitted From Oenpelli Date of Admission 4. 5.1953 ROW 134 European Name Lena Native Name Araminba Place of Birth Blyth River Date of Birth 1948 Fathers Name Micky Galanjara Mothers Name Barbara Minyangurda Admitted From Milingimbi Date of Admission 4.11.1956 ROW 118 European Name Mildred Native Name Nawa-Diga Place of Birth Nakara Date of Birth 1948 Fathers Name Napariamilak Mothers Name Manang-Gula Admitted From Maningrida Date of Admission 24.12.1958 ROW 210 European Name Molly Native Name Nambudja Place of Birth Oenpelli Date of Birth 1.12.1950 Fathers Name Jurubiga Mothers Name Mamilaigu Admitted From Oenpelli Date of Admission 3. 6.1960 ROW 225 European Name Nancy Native Name Balayujang Place of Birth Mainoru Date of Birth 1946 Fathers Name Deceased Mothers Name Dolly Puril Admitted From Beswick Creek Date of Admission 30. 3.1956 ROW 94 European Name Peter Native Name Nambarait Place of Birth Darwin Date of Birth 7. 8.1951 Fathers Name Peter Gangalara Mothers Name Mabel Malgudja Admitted From Maningrida Date of Admission 5. 8.1960 ROW 209 European Name Ray Native Name Malambug Place of Birth Oenpelli Date of Birth 1. 9.1953 Fathers Name Deceased Mothers Name Ngagaiyim Admitted From Oenpelli Date of Admission 27. 6.1956 ROW 135 European Name Roger Native Name Wuga-Wuga Place of Birth Blyth River Date of Birth 21. 7.1960 Fathers Name Man-Dabama Mothers Name Ibalanggurrg Admitted From Maningrida Date of Admission 2. 8.1960 ROW 211 European Name Teddy Native Name Wurrg Place of Birth Maranboy Date of Birth 1946 Fathers Name Kit-Tokaboi Mothers Name Daisy Manbak Admitted From Mataranka Date of Admission 29.12.1956 ROW 181 European Name Willie Native Name Gulmajangin Place of Birth Dorisvale Date of Birth 1946 Fathers Name Peter Gujulu Mothers Name Dolly Gadbur Admitted From Ooloo Station Date of Admission 30. 7.1952 ROW 135 European Name Native Name Parawulindji Place of Birth Groote Eylandt Date of Birth 1951 Fathers Name Nerrachunga Mothers Name Wakaba Tiangmillianuma Admitted From Groote Eylandt Date of Admission 11. 8.1960 ROW 250 European Name Alice Native Name Gan-Warbi Place of Birth Darwin Bush Date of Birth 1954 Fathers Name Bei Bananga Mothers Name Mary Mana-Iawala Admitted From Maningrida Date of Admission 21. 8.1960 ROW 205 European Name Mary Elizabeth Gold Native Name Place of Birth Belmont Date of Birth 3. 4.1945 Fathers Name Harold George Gold Mothers Name Lily Elsie May Gold Admitted From United Church Hostel darwin Date of Admission 26. 7.1960 ROW White 15.10.1959 From Social Services Adelaide to the Department of Health Darwin Entitlement of Inmates of East Arm Leprosarium, Darwin to Pensions and Allowances NB comments in brackets are handwritten notes on page. Name Pension/Allowance To Whom Paid Paul M..die Nil (Invalid) Nil Harry Herbert Christmas Nil (Invalid) Nil George Kruger Invalid Pension Wife Lillian Kruger Wife's and Child's Allowance William Bennett Invalid Pension Wife Francesca Bennett Wife's and Child's Allowance Doreen Kane (Miss) Nil (Invalid) Nil Nati Nil Nil Patrick Brady Nil (Invalid) Nil Guiseppe Cadou Nil (Old Age if naturalised) Nil Joseph Graham Nil (not applying) Nil Master Kolya Nichaloff Nil Nil Bobby (Gulbiarry) Nil Nil Jack Scrymgour Four children in Institution receiving Child Endowment Dianna Muldoon (Miss) Nil (Invalid and blind) Nil Stanley Stanilslaus Nil (Invalid) Nil Roy Lewis Nil (not apply) Nil Peter Marshall Nil (not apply) Nil Tommy Ah Quee Nil (Invalid) Nil Edward T Henry Nil (Invalid) Nil George Lake Nil (Invalid) Nil Ronald A Croker Invalid pension and Wife Dorothy Croker Wife's Allowance James Henry Daby Invalid Pension, Wife Nanette Mary Daby Wife's Allowance, Child's Allowance Nida Cahill (Mrs) Nil (Invalid) Nil Norman Yoram Nil (Old Age) Nil (wife in receipt of Age Pension) Jack White Nil (not apply) Nil Mildred Invalid
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