National Archives of Australia
CRS A884 A55 Part 10
Aborigines - Eligibility for Social Service Benefits
Copyright P J Mackett, 2013
10. 7.1958 From Acting Director-General to Director of Social Services Perth
Mentions Nellie McKenna
2. 7.1958 From Acting Director-General Perth to
Director of Social Services Perth Melbourne
Re Pious Society of Missions Home for Aged Natives, Beagle Bay, via Broome
Mentions pensions in the names of Gregory Howard and Paddy Strack are now current.
Intending claimants for Pension - Occupants of Aged Home
1. Balaghi, Remi - Baptism certificate conforms birth 1883
Exempted 5. 2.1958 - Age Pension
2. Wife Lucy- born approx 1899, exempted 28. 3.1958, Invalid Pension
Both good types, wife is doubtful P.I. on appearance and wife's
allowance probably more appropriate.
3. Djahadub, Jerome - over 65 years on appearance, age may be verified from
marriage record, exempted 28. 1.1958, Age Pension
4. Wife Barbara- not intending claimant but is a prospective wife's
allowance case, exempted 28. 3.1958
5. Malnin,Gerard - born 1897, exempted 6. 2.1958, Invalid Pension
6. Wife Ida - over 60 on appearance, would be P.I. ?senile, Age Pension.
Husband able to control own affairs, wife lacks understanding.
7. Wambelok, Peter - born 1883, baptised 15. 4.1933 at age of 50, good type,
exempt 20. 1.1958
8. Idjar, Gabriel - exempt 5. 2.1957, Age Pension
9. Wife Leonie (Binderabad) - exempt
Both have adequate standard of development
10. Mary, Joseph - born 1891, M/C verifies, Age Pension
11. ?Ringar, Moses - born 1895, good type of native, Invalid Pension
12. Kandy, Kasimer - born 1898, some doubt as to P.I., Invalid Pension
13. Wife Antonis - half-caste, born 1896, Age Pension
14. Tamaingor, Manuel - over 65 on appearance, ? half-caste, Age Pension
15. Cudjebut, Annie - a widow, over 60 on appearance. In any event
permanently incapacitated, exempt 6. 2.1958, Age Pension
16. James, Biddy Nizalet - apart from husband over 20 years, claims born 1896,
M/C may verify, exempt 28. 3.1958, Age Pension
17. Dann, Anna Maria - Baptism certificate verifies born 1895, half-caste,
widow, Age Pension
18. Anggao, Maudie - widow, over 60 on appearance, age may be verified,
exempt 14. 5.1958, Age Pension
19. Yolk, Alice Sarah Darbongonbah - verified born 1896, widow, little
knowledge of money values, may be due to senility, exempt 28. 3.1958,
20. Balaghi, Mary Gudjan - widow, born 1883, exempt 28. 3.1958, Age Pension
Intending claimants for Pension
1. Cox, Lena - half-caste, may be permanently incapacitated, husband
employed at Mission
2. Taylor, Imelda - half-caste, born 1910, single, disability amputated
right leg, defective eyesight
3. Leopold, Daisy - half-caste, born 1930, single, deaf and dumb,
also epileptic, doubtful P.I.
4. Kitchener, Keith - age 16 yrs, disability after effects of rheumatic fever,
very doubtful P.I.
Existing pensioners at Beagle Bay Mission are
1. Howard Gregory
2. Strack, Paddy
30. 6.1958 Report on Beagle Bay Mission
Mentions native Lena Augustine who looks after the Kindergarten.
14. 3.1958 Claimant for Age Pension Tiger Widgula
Resides on the native reserve at Marble Bar.
24. 3.1958 From Director Social Services Perth to Director General Social Services Melbourne
Application for Age Pension by Pommy. Has reference from Protector Jigalong.
Born 1892, age 66 years.
18. 2.1958 From Michael Sawtell, Sydney to Jeff Bate MHR
Mentions Mrs Walter Page, a very decent near full blood lady who is employed
as a domestic by our Manager at Woodenbong and receives a widow's pension.
14.11.1957 Standard of Native Development, Southern District, WA
Report by B Jenkinson
Williams - Reserve
Pearl Ugle - half-caste, resides on this reserve in poor white conditions
Williams - Loco Camp
Lulu Hart - an invalid pensioner of undetermined caste resides at Loco camp
in poor white conditions
Rosie Mippy - half-caste, resides in one of the cottages in barely poor
white conditions, at present in Hospital, husband is Frank
Betty Thorne - normally resides in the other cottage, conditions were
not good and barely verge on poor white. Has a 3/8 caste daughter.
Herbert (? Morrish) - a native pensioner, is temporarily resident at the Thorn
cottage and will shortly return to Katanning. Is a sick man.
Amy and Cable Dickie - 3/4 caste native pensioners, normally resident on Loco
Camp Williams but temporarily on Narrogin Reserve to enable husband tomore readily
secure medical attention.Present living conditions verge on native.
Ross and Hilda Narkle - 1/2 caste and 3/4 caste respectively, husband and wife
Billy Ugle - half-caste pensioner, has a camp on the Narrogin Reserve.
Lottie Parfitt - a native with citizenship rights lives within the townsite
under normal European standards.
Molly Riley - half-caste widow pensioner
George Riley - half-caste, invalid pensioner, son of Molly Riley
Also seen on the Wagin Reserve was Robert Beaufort Dinah, a potential invalid
pension claimant. In the opinion of the local Protector Dinah is lazy, plays up
his incapacity and is a sponger on relations. He is 58 years old.
A further native pensioner is camped on private land at Wagin, Tim (Edmund) Quartermaine.
Two pensioners only live on the Reserve as husband and wife, namely
Dave Penny and Julia Hill, both half-castes.
Within the townsite live pensioners
Thelma L Rodney, 7/16 native, widow
Julia F Williams, 5/16 native, widow
both living at normal European standards.
Also living under normal conditions within the townsite is potential
claimant Joan Jones who has one child and is at present in I.D.B. Subiaco.
Hazel Susan Gabriel Farmer - living in a humpy and tent. Conditions are aggravated
by the number occupying the humpy - pensioner, her daughter (ill), two sons
and six grandchildren. Mrs Farmer also receives a small War Pension.
Bert and Kathleen Williams - pansion and wife's alowance, husband is half-caste.
Daniel and Bessie McEvoy - half-caste and full blood respectively, not able to be located.
William Jennick - half-caste
May Howard - full blood
Jim Woods - half-caste
Two occupants of the Reserve are potential claimants
Lily Williams - elderly native woman living in filthy conditions
Moses Wyban - almost blind, at least 70 years on appearance
Two pensioners, brothers, live on the reserve, namely Fred Winmar half-caste and
Harry Dongup full blood. They are adequately cared for by a daughter and
Close by the reserve and living in a tent in good conditions is
Jim yates, half-caste.
Sole pensioner is Sarah Clara Woods, a half-caste widow with two grand-children
in her care, custody and control.
Mt Barker Reserve
Pension to Maggie Miller was continued. Sharing the cottage with her is
her mother Clara Colbung an age native pensioner.
Also living on the reserve are
Edmund Williams, a half-caste who normally lives on the reserve but
was absent when the inspection was made.
Also seen on the reserve was Alfred Krakouer, a half-caste invalid native
pensioner.Thisman occupies a mia-mia constructed of corrugated iron and
adjoining an excellent hut in which live his close relations.Krakouer
avoids residence in the hut because of the children living there.
Southern District W.A. Survey - Key to Slides
NB only slides mentioning names are listed
1. Hut on Williams 'Loco' Reserve occupied by pensioner Lulu Hart
2. Relations with whom pensioner Pearl Ugle appears to share accomodation
on Williams Reserve
3. Sleeping quarters of Pearl Ugle
4. Tent of pensioner Peter McMahon. Generally occupied by non-pensioner
J Rankin while Mcmahon shares accomodation with a white couple.
7. Toilets, laundry, showers - reserve Narrogin. Shows F Mippy, husband of R Mippy
8. Naggogin reserve, cottages occupied by R Nippy and B Thorne
10. Narrogin reserve, pensioners Amyard, Cable Dickie with a relation
11. Pensioner Hilda Narkle
13. Accomodation of Mollie Riley and her son George Riley
14. Accomodation occupied by Robert B Dinah
18. Katanning reserve, Julia Hill and Dave Penny, sole pensioners
19. Hut of pensioner May Howard adjoining Gnowangerup reserve
20. Gnowangerup reserve, potential claimant Lily Williams
21. Gnowangerup reserve, potential claimant Moses Wyban
23. Accomodation of Hazel Susan Gabriel Farmer Tambellup reserve
24. Camp on Tambellup reserve occupied by Bert and Kathleen Williams
25. Borden reserve, camp of Fred Winmar and Harry Dongup
26. Native pensioner Sarah Clara Woods, resident on reserve at Ongerup
27. Mt Barker reserve, cottage occupied by M Miller and her mother Clara Colbung
28. Pensioner Sammy Miller and his tent on the Mt Barker reserve
29. Home of pensioner Edmund Williams on Mt Barker reserve, temporarily vacated
31. Mt Barker reserve, pensioner A Krakouer outside hut of a close relation
and Krakouer's own accomodation which is only a fewpaces from the hut.
9. 9.1957 From Social Services Perth to Social Services Melbourne
Pension paments for Jack McFree (Jack McPhee, McPhree) to be paid at Port Hedland.
22. 7.1957 From Native Affairs Port Hedland to Social Services Perth
Billy Portree is now camped near Mugurinia Creek but definately not
on the native reserve.
Jack McFree (McPhee, McPhree) no longer at 12 Mile.
Also mentions Elsie Brahim.
24. 7.1957 From Pindan Pty Ltd to Social Services Perth
Mentions Brown Coppin and Jack McFree.
17. 7.1957 From Post Office Port Hedland to Social Services Perth
Age pensions for Lucy Coppin and Tommy Coppin.
Both are blind and unable to write. They were in the company of
Mr E Mitchell, a member of Mr D McLeod's native group.
Also mentions Jack McFree and Mr Day.
4. 7.1957 Correspondence about Mrs Lucy Mitchell, wife of Ernie Mitchell
Maternity allowance rejected. Has two children.
29. 6.1957 Social Services Perth
Report on Visit to Port Hedland - Investigation of
Standards of Native Development, etc
McLeod Two Mile Camp - natives who may apply for pension
Norman or Jimbangi - previously Worragine Station, age doubtful.
Arthur or Yumbi - previously De Grey Station, possibly 65,
wife Cissie or Mirraburri, aged about 55 years)
Susie (Enimbung) - widow with five children, late husband Bulli
died at Port Hedland Native Hospital
Daisy (Omerang) - possibly over 60, in any event a diabetic and
appears P.I., previously on Roy Hill Station, husband Bindi (Yungubung)
12 Mile Camp
Mentions Billy Portree
Outside the boundary of 12 Mile are Brown Coppin, Lucy Coppin, Tommy Coppin
and Jack McFree, all recently granted pensions.
De Grey Station
Possible claimants are
Donkey Charlie - age about 70 years
Noai Kimbili - widow over 60 on appearance
Also mentions native Bobby Dazzler.
Children here are in the care of native Massey (Chowala) and his wife Lily.
29. 6.1957 Results of Enquiries concerning Native Pensioners at Port Hedland
Bobby Dazzler - normally resides De Grey Station
Billy Portree - living on the 12 Mile Native Reserve
Gindajindi - resides on Manator Station
Charlie Murrara - resides at Wallal Station, senile
Winniebungo - husband Chinaman (Toodabung), both reside at Abydos Station
Ivy Coffin - resides at Port Hedland
Lucy Coppin, Tom Coppin, Brown Coppin, Jack McFree - reside outside the
boundary of the 12 Mile Reserve.
Elsie Brahim - has for some time lived in a de facto relationship with
a Main Roads employee named Lee. Has four children in her care, not five.
Itinerary also mentions pension claimant Mrs Bundamurra.
Photos of Native Living Conditions at Port Hedland mention
Children under care native Massey
Child of E Massey
Pindan 12 Mile Camp
Possible claimants Arthur (Yumpi)
Daisy (Omerang) and husband Bindi (Yugabung)
Tommy Coppin, Lucy Coppin, Jack McFree
De Grey Station