Mitchell Reserve 1930s and 1960s

Director of Native Affairs Health and Home Affairs Department Batch Files Assorted Item ID 716988 Previous System Location A/58855; SRS4356/1/142 Access Category 30 years Queensland State Archives Copyright Paul Mackett 1996 File 35/2851 Administration, Mitchell Aboriginal Reserve and School. 3. 1.1934 Letter listing Half-castes and others in the native Camp at Mitchell by House. 1. Sandy, native of NSW His wife Their daughter aged 13 years McCauley, native of NSW, old Smith, native of NSW, old Annie, under order of Removal 2. Mrs Page Sandy Hector, her son They were originally from Cherbourg 3. Mrs Guymer, who now lives in Mitchell town 4. Frank Young, Exempt Olive Young, his wife Five sons, 11 yrs, 8 yrs, 4 yrs, 2 yrs, 1yr One daughter, 6 yrs Jack McCarthy, sick Louisa Pitt, usually lives at Mrs Guymer's house Mrs Roberts, mother of Mrs Young 5. Ted Smith, Exempt Mrs Smith, his wife Three sons, 11 yrs, 9 yrs, 3 yrs Three daughters, 13 yrs, 12 yrs, 6 yrs 6. George Saunders, Exempt Mrs Saunders, his wife Five sons, 20 yrs, 18 yrs, 13 yrs, 11 yrs, 5 yrs Two daughters, 15 yrs, 8 yrs 7. Frank Saunders Ivy Saunders, his wife One child 2.5 yrs. Comment in brackets (daughter of Ted Smith). Presumably refers to wife. 8. L Lynch, Exempt His wife One son 9. Mrs Jackson, widow Three sons, 18 yrs, 14 yrs, 12 yrs Two daughters, 8 yrs, 3 yrs Jim Jackson, her son Three sons, 6 yrs, 4 yrs, 18 mths Harry Baker, Exempt His wife One child 10. Andrew Swan, native of NSW His wife (Mrs Jackson's daughter) One son, 2 yrs Two daughters, 3 yrs, 2 mths 11. Alf McCarthy, possibly Exempt His wife Five children 12. H Collins, Exempt His wife Six children, all under 14 years 13. Oscar Baker Comment - could share with Mrs Munns 14. Mrs Munns Husband is a white man who is away working Two sons, 7 yrs, 2 yrs Two other families also similar circumstances. Director of Native Affairs Health and Home Affairs Department Batch Files Assorted Item ID 717784 Previous System Location A/69640; SRS4356/1/938 Access Category 30 years Mitchell Reserve Queensland State Archives File 1D/213 Native Affairs - reserves Living conditions Coloured People, Mitchell Letter dated 29. 5.1962 lists Aboriginal people at Mitchell Foster family Mother, widow, pensioner Alf Foster (out working), wife (white woman), 2 children Three other single sons out working Martin family 4 children Husband out working Dodd family Billy Dodd (out working), wife (white woman), 1 child Alfie Dodd (works railway), wife, 8 children Mailman family Bert Mailman (works Council), wife, 10 children Curry family Widow, pensioner Vivian Curry (works out), wife, 5 children Jackson family Louis Jackson (out working), wife, 8 children Grandmother, pensioner Swain family Wife (deserted by husband), pensioner, 6 children Curry family Husband (out working), wife, 5 children Cairns family Husband (out working), wife John Cairns, son, pensioner Two other sons out working Service family Billy Service (works Council), wife, 4 children Findlay family Husband (white man, out working), wife, 1 child Smith family Tom Smith, wife, both pensioners Alice Foster and Harry Harper (brother and sister), pensioners Son of Alice working Mrs Lawton, pensioner, daughter aged 22 years Bob Hart F/B, pensioner