Applications for Exemption


National Archives of Australia, Darwin Office Series Series F1 Item 1955/1149 Applications for Exemption Copyright P J Mackett, 2017 29. 9.1954 From Lance Carew, Mataranks to Patrol Officer Katherine Exemption for wife Ruby. Married April 1951. Possibly would like to take Ruby to his relatives in the Rockhampton district. 20.10.1954 From Katherine to Native Affairs Branch Darwin re Mrs Lance Carew She is a full-blood aborigine. Her aboriginal name is Schulker. Prior to her marriage she had a half-caste child Margaret Gray who PO Ryan delivered to the AIM, Bagot Road on 3.11.1950. Her tribal husband died about 1946. At present Mr Carew is acting in charge of Mataranka Station and he and his wife live in the homestead. Recommend Mrs Carew for exemption. 20. 9.1955 From DWO Richards to Director of Welfare Walter Ebatarinja wishes to get an exemption. 6.12.1955 Police Court record for Walter Ebatarinja 16.12.1955 From District Welfare Officer to Director of Welfare Particulars of Walter Ebatarinja and family Walter Ebatarinja, born approx 1916 Hermannsburg, father fullblood, mother half-caste, married to Cordula Malbunka, father fullblood, mother half-caste Cordula Ebatarinja, born 13.12.1919 Hermannsburg, full blood Marjorie Ebatarinja, born 21. 2.1936 Hermannsburg Shirley Ebatarinja, born 30. 5.1938 Hermannsburg Josua Ebatarinja, born 6. 7.1940 Hermannsburg Virginia Ebatarinja, born 24. 6.1942 Hermannsburh Glenda Ebatarinja, born 8. 8.1944 Hermannsburg Desmond Ebatarinja, born 20. 9.1946 Hermannsburg Roberta Ebatarinja, born 3. 7.1948 Hermannsburg Jillian Ebatarinja, born 24. 5.1952 Alice Springs Donna Ruth Ebatarinja, born 14. 6.1955 Alice Springs W. McCoy recommends that "Walter Ebatarinja be informed that as he is not now living after the manner and mode of an Aboriginal he is no longer considered to be subject to the provisions of the Aboriginals Ordinance 1918-1954, and that the Police Branch be advised accordingly." 13. 4.1956 From District Welfare Officer to Director of Welfare Application to have the following granted exemption Jackaboy - This man is an Aranda native who left Alice Springs as a boy and until recently, lived all his life in Western Australia. He is a particularly fine type, speaks very well, does not partake of intoxicating liquor and generally behaves himself in an exemplary manner. He is the holder of Certificate of Citizenship No. 699 issued to him persuant to the Natives (Citizenship Right) 1944-1951 of Western Australia. He is aged 65 years or more. Jimmy Graham - This man is also an Aranda native who left Alice Springs as a boy with Jackaboy and with whom he has worked all his life. He is a particularly fine type, speaks very well, does not partake of intoxicating liquor and generally behaves himself in an exemplary manner. He is the holder of Certificate of Citizenship No. 700 issued to him persuant to the Natives (Citizenship Right) 1944-1951 of Western Australia. Both men are in receipt of Social Service Pensions and are at present occupied in visiting places to the west of Alice Springs where they were born and their parents formerly roamed at will. They are recommended for exemption. Billy Williams - Left Alice Springs many years ago and returned home some two years back. Belongs to the Napperby Creek area. Has worked in Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia, and is now employed in the Railway Fettler's Gang at Alice Springs. Speaks and dresses well. Has a Police Court record. Not recommended for exemption. 22. 5.1956 From Director of Welfate to the N.T. Administrator I submit for your approval that both of these natives (Jackaboy and Jimmy Graham) be declared not to be Aboriginals in accordance with Section 3A 1(a) of the Aboriginals Ordinance 1918-1954. 30. 5.1954 Jackaboy and Jimmy Graham, both of Alice Springs, granted exemption. 2. 8.1956 From Director of Welfare to the N.T. Administrator Declaration not to be an Aborigine - Doris Galora Mrs Doris Galora is a full blood Aborigine born in the Port Essington district. She was married in 1946 to a full blood Thursday Islander by the Rev Grant at the Melville Church, Darwin. Mr Galora and his wife worked on a number of pastoral properties in the Northern Territory until his death some two months ago. Until his death her husband fully supported her and since his death Mrs Galora has not sought any assistance from this Branch. She is at present living with Mrs Frank Perez (part-coloured family) of Parap and in return for assisting with the care of the Perez childrenshe is receiving board and lodging free of charge. 15. 8.1956 Doris Galora of Darwin is granted exemption. 10.12.1956 From the Chief Welfare Officer to the Director of Welfare Application for exemption by Alice Fejo I have known Mrs Fejo for a period of eighteen months and consider that she is quite capable of conducting her own affairs. Mrs Fejo is the widow of Smiler Fejo who was a part aboriginal. During the period of her marriage and since the death of her husband she has maintained two children over whom she has unofficial custody. 19. 2.1957 From Director of Welfare to the N.T. Administrator Declaration not to be an Aborigine - Alice Fejo Mrs Alice Fejo is a full blood Aborigine born in the Port Essington district. She was legally married to a part-Aborigine named Samuel (Smiler) Fejo. Fejo served in the Army during ythe 1939-1945 war and died on 11. 1.1955. She was married in 1940. References from Alfred Chin of the firm W.G. Chin and sons and Mrs Mary bin Sallik a highly respected Malay woman. Alice Fejo lives after the manner of a European and seeks the company of part coloured persons in preference to full-bloods. 1. 3.1957 Alice Fejo of Darwin is granted exemption. 18. 3.1957 From P J Rice solicitor to the Director of Welfare Albert Namatjira and wife Rubina wish to apply for exemption. 18. 4.1957 From the Director of Welfare to District Welfare Office Alice Springs Request for exemption for Albert Namatjira has been withdrawn. 4. 2.1958 From the Director of Welfare to District Welfare Office Katherine Application for exemption - Nellie Wilson Census details of Mrs Wilson are as follows European Name Nellie Wilson Aboriginal Name Goldigmi Group Name Nalgorjog Tribal Name Gunwinggu Place of Birth Oenpelli Legally married to Half Caste Robert Wilson at Adelaide River on 1.12.1952. To the best of our knowledge there are no children of the union. 10. 6.1958 From Director of Welfare to the N.T. Administrator Declaration not to be an Aborigine - Nellie Wilson Mrs Nellie Wilson is a full blood Aborigine, born at Oenpelli in 1917. She was legally married to half-caste Robert Wilson in December 1952 and resides with him at Ferguson River where Wilson is employed as a railway fettler. There are no children of the marriage. Accordingly I recommend that Mrs Nellie Wilson be declared not to be a ward within the meaning of the Welfare Ordinance and that her name be removed from the Schedule of Wards.
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