The Oombulgurri story Green 1988 - AIATSIS Catalogue


The Oombulgurri story : a pictorial history of the people of Oombulgurri 1884-1988 Neville Green 1988 (Not available at bookdepository.com or abebooks.com) The following items were created from the AIATSIS Catalogue back in 2002 by myself. The initial format of each entry was as follows - .099. | B G797.35/O1 .520. | She was born at Noonkanbah, grew up at Forrest River and married Conrad after a two year courtship. Had a son called Jeffrey. .600. 1 | Clark, Susan .691. | Noonkanbah map area (WA Fitzroy River, West Kimberley SE51-12) .691. | Oombulgurri (WA Forrest East Kimberley SD52-10) .773. | The Oombulgurri story : a pictorial history of the people of Oombulgurri 1884-1988 / edited by Neville Green.| Cottesloe, WA. : Focus Education Services,1988| p. 46, 67, 98, 105, 112,s. The numbers at the left hand side are record type numbers. I have removed these numbers and the records that are not relevant. The order for each entry is the event then the name. He was a young boy in 1915 and was killed when the 'Fram' exploded at Wyndham in September 1925. Ahma, Arthur She is in a group photo in 1938 with other girls in school uniform. Ahwon He was a young boy in the early 1930s. Alban He was born at Oombulgurri, he worked with the ICA (Institute of Current Affairs) and was married to Stella Alberts, Sam She worked in the store at ICA (Institute of Current Affairs), originallly came from Turner River and was married to Sam Alberts. Alberts, Stella In the classroom at Forrest River school in 1976. Alberts, Tracy In 1920 he was expelled from the mission for killing a goat. Aldoa He was a young boy in 1931. Amos He stole Jahbahroo's wife and wounded him in a spear fight. The mission court said he must return the stolen wife. Anulgoo He was caught then chained for cattle killing in 1929. Armalgoo III He was the resident Anglican priest. Baird, Leslie In 1916 in the mission court he was found guilty of ill treating his wife. Balgos She was the daughter of Eliza and George Bambra, her younger sister was Lillian Bambra, Dorothy Was baptied, confirmed and married in church, lived at Forrest River mission till she got married to George. Two daughters were Dorothy and Lillian. Bambra, Eliza He was married to Eliza and around 1935 had two daughters: Dorothy and Lillian. Bambra, George She was the daughter of Eliza and George Bambra, had an older sister Dorothy and was a student at Forrest River school around 1955. Bambra, Lillian She was a student at Forrest River school around 1955. Bambra, Nita He was caught then chained for cattle killing in 1929. Bearman she was a student at Forrest River school around 1955. Bennel, Joan He was confirmed in 1938 Bickle, Clive Was a teacher, with one of the sisters at the mission. His wife was Polly, and their children were Laurie, Reg and Rosemary. Birch, Cyprian Teacher In 1932 he was a young boy. He later became the boss's offsider at Rosewood station. Birch, Donald He came to Forrest River with Lily from Fitzroy Birch, Edgar She recalled her school days, and claimed to be an eyewitness to the Forrest River massarce. Birch, Gladys He was the son of Cyprian and Polly Birch. His sister was Rosemary, and his brother was Reg Birch, Laurie Her husband was Cyprian, her children were Laurie, Rosemary and Reg. Birch, Polly He was a young boy in 1915. In 1930 he wrote a letter to the Bishop telling him about his son Keith and wife Freda. Chulung, Clement She was the wife of Clement Chulung, and mother of Keith. In 1930 she wrote a letter to the Bishop after he left. Her sister was Rosie Gerard. Chulung, Freda He built a house for his wife Susan when they got married. He worked with Hilton Gore clearing around the school and church in Wyndham. Clark, Conrad She was confirmed in 1938. Clark, Daphne About 1950 she was a bridesmaid; she was a student at Forrest River school around 1955. Clark, Gwen She was a student at Forrest River school around 1955. Clark, Rosemary She was born at Noonkanbah, grew up at Forrest River and married Conrad after a two year courtship. Had a son called Jeffrey. Clark, Susan She was a student at Forrest River school around 1955. Clark, Vera He was taken by a crocodile near the mission in 1914 Corrimo,| d.1914 She was a member of a wedding party in 1937; was in the senior girl's sewing classin 1936 and in 1938 was with a group of girls all wearing school uniforms. Daffodil In 1915 he was a young boy. He was killed when the 'Fram' exploded into a fire at Wyndham in 1925. Dah, Vernon,| d.1925 He was caught then chained for cattle killing in 1929. Damper With a group of boys and their rations, about 1932. Daniel she was a student at Forrest River school in 1967. Edwards, Rona She was a student at Forrest River school around 1955 Edwards, Veronica She was with a group of girls in 1938, all dressed in school uniforms. Edwards, Violet She was in the 1938 confirmation group. Edwards, Winnie He was a young boy around 1932. Eura, Andrew He was a young boy in 1976, pictured with other boys on a trailer. Eura, B. He was a student at Forrest River school around 1955. Eura, Donald Her parents were John and mary Eura; about 1930 she was a very young girl with a baby brother, Norman. Eura, Dulcie She said the teachers were strict but good she received a better education from the teachers rather than the missionaries. Eura, Jennifer Along with her husband Norman, she was the first person bap tised and married at the mission around 1914. Eura, Mary,|k(Snr) He was the first person baptised at the mission and after this ceremony his marriage to Mary Teecool took place. These events occurred around 1914. Eura, Norman,|k(Snr) She was a student at Forrest River school around 1955. Eura, Sally He was a very young boy in about 1933, held in his mother Sarah's arms. Evans, Edgar He had an accident in a truck where he got thrown off and broke his leg. Evans, Edmund She was the wife of King David. They were the first people baptised in 1921 in the new church. Evans, Ethel She attended the 1967 wedding of Geraldine Jessup and Ken Chandler. Evans, Gabriel Seen in 1933 with other members of his family, including King David. Evans, Michael Around 1933, seen with his family which included King David. Evans, Oswald He worked at cleaning up the old houses so that people could live in them. Evans, Russell With other members of her family around 1933, including King David. Evans, Sarah In 1943 she was teaching at the Moore River Aboriginal settlement near Perth. Gillespie, May He is the chairman of the Oombulgurri Council. Gore, Alan He was Hilton Gore's grandfather. Gore, Calico He left the mission before the war and went to work at Spring Creek station. He was doing stock work. He was a small boy in the early 1930s. His grandfather was Calico Gore. Gore, Hilton With husband Fred and baby, about 1933. Gore, May Seen with husband Alan in 1987. Gore, Sandra About 1955 she was a student at Forrest River school. Grant, Dora She was a guest at the wedding of Geraldine Jessup and Ken Chandler in 1967 and also a student at the Forrest River school. Green, Jennifer Remembers a fishing day when Mark Mitchell caught the largest fish weighing fourteen kilograms. He was the school principal in 1967. Green, Neville,| 1933- In 1967 she was a pupil at Forrest River school. Green, Susan He was a student at Forrest River school around 1955. Greenwood, Jimmy she was a student at Forresr River school around 1955. Greenwood, Josephine He was King of the tribe in the early years; Ronald Morgan said he was his uncle. Gumbol He worked at Rosewood station Harvey, Austin Stationhand In 1938 she was with a large group of girls, all wearing school uniform. Hilda, Ivy Mills She and Horace were given permission to leave the mission in 1940 during the war to find work on the stations. She was born at Ivanhoe station, and had a twin sister. Horace, Daisy He and Daisy were given permission to leave the mission in 1940 during the war to find work on the stations. Horace, Horace He was born at Oombulgurri. He attended a Wyndham Youth club and when he learnt the basics in boxing he joined a boxing troupe. Horace, Norman In 1923 he was punished for leaving the mission without permission. Horgmah He was a student at Forrest River school about 1955. Helped take some stock intoWyndham in 1967. Hudson, Paddy In 1914 he was wounded in a spear fight, because Anulgoo stole his wife. Jahbahroo Her father Wajamay brought her and her brother Oomah to care for Gribble who was ill with dysentery. Jaymundah In 1914 he was with Wurrayin who put a revolver cartridge into a hollow stick and put it into the Kalarr camp fire. Jaymunjin He was sent to Burramerri and Boorone with letters about Charles Kingsford Smith's plane 'Southern Cross' crash. Jiberoo I He was in a search party looking for Charles Kingsford Smith, when his plane the 'Southern Cross' crashed. Jiberoo II He left the mission without permission in 1922. He was denied his holidays for one month which was his opportunity to go hunting. Jinura She was a student at Forrest River school around 1955. Johnson, Beverly He was in control of a donkey harnessed to a scoop for the dam in 1930. He and Lily were married in 1932. Johnson, Frederick,|k(Fred) She was a student at Forrest River school around 1955. Johnson, Jean Among a group of children from the Fitroy area sent to the Forrest River mission in 1922. Johnson, Lily He and Stella were given permission in 1940 during the war to leave the mission to find work on the stations. Johnson, Oswald She and Oswald were given permission in 1940 to leave the mission to find work on the stations. Johnson, Stella She was born at Forrest River mission, described dormitory life and was with a group of other girls in 1938 all dressed in school uniform. Johnstone, Betty In 1967 she was a student at Forrest River school. Johnstone, Dianne In 1967 he was with a group of men at O'Donnells Crossing, catching barramundi. He helped to build the mud brick hospital. Johnstone, Eric In 1967 she was a student at Forrest River school. Johnstone, Isobel In 1967 he was a student at Forrest River school. Johnstone, James In 1967 she was a student at Forrest River school. Johnstone, Jean In 1967 with a group of men he was netting and spearing for barramundi at ODonnells Crossing. Johnstone, Oswald In 1967 she was a student at Forrest river school. Jones, Carol He worked at Rosewood station; in 1967 he was with a group of men catching barramundi at O'Donnells Crossing. Jones, Colin She was a student at Forrest River school around 1955. Bambra, Joy As a child she attended the weddings in 1937 of Daniel and Daffodil Evans and Andrew and Eileen Mitchell. She was the daughter of Polly and Cyprian Birch. Beck, Rosemary The son of Polly Birch, as a baby he attended the weddings in 1937 of Daniel and Daffodil Evans and Andrew and Eileen Mitchell. Birch, Reginald He used to take food across to the camp at Wonambear on a launch. Davies, Stan He was in an killed in an accident in a truck, he had his legs hanging over the edge and another truck ran into it. Eddy, Robert She was a student at Forrest River school in 1967. In the same year she attended the wedding of Geraldine Jessup and Ken Chandler. Evans, Gabrielle She was a student at Forrest River school about 1955. Evans, Joan She was a member of the Evans family, one of whose members was King David (Mudjuwanba). Evans, Millie She was in a group of people that met on the reserve and formed an Oombulgurri committee, whose aim it was to return to the old Anglican Mission at Forest River. Evans, Olive King Peter was King David's first "big son" and was a member of the Evans family. He was a captain of the local cricket team in 1929. Evans, Peter He was a student at Forrest River school in 1967. Evans, Ralph She was a student at Forrest River school around 1955. Evans, Ruth He was a student at Forrest River school around 1955. Johnston, Arnold In 1938 she was with a group of girls, all wearing school uniforms. Joyce He was the head of the Oombulgurri tribe, his wife was Ethel. They were the first people baptised in 1921 in the new church. King David,| d.1951 Love Kiuna was James Noble's daughter Kiuna, Love In 1929 he was caught stealing meal and was then chained up for the rest of the day. Langenmerri In 1918 he was fined three spears and a woomera for spearing goats. Loondoomerri He was a small boy around 1935. His parents were Nancy and Richard Macale and his older sister was Ruth. Macale, Arthur Thought to have been a student at Forrest River school around 1955. Macale, Johnny She was married to Richard Macale and their two children were Ruth and Arthur Macale, Nancy He was born at Fossil Downs near Fitzroy Crossing. He was put on the state ship 'Bambra' . He went to Wyndham. His wife was Nancy. About 1932 he was best man at the wedding of Lily and Fred Johnson. Macale, Richard Absconded in 1923 from boys home. Mahdie She was a member of the Community Council in 1976. Martin, Barbara He worked at Rosewood Station and was the brother of Big-foot Frank. Martin, Big-foot Jimmy Stationhand He was a young man in 1935; in 1976 he was a member of the Community Council. Martin, Frank she was a student at Forrest River school about 1955. Martin, Judy Olive was confirmed in 1938 Martin, Olive He was a student at Forrest River school around 1955. He attended a committee meeting with members of the Institute of Cultural Affairs in 1976. Martin, Victor He was a small boy around 1955. McCombe, David She was teaching assistant at Forrest River between 1950 and 1955. McDonald, Connie Teacher's aide Forrest River (WA East Kimberley SD52-09, SD52-10, SD52-14) He was given permission to leave the mission to find work on the stations during the war. He was on the Oombulgurri committee that wanted to go back to the Old Forrest River Mission. He was Chairman of the Community Council in 1976. Meehan, Alan Aboriginal community leader She was confirmed in 1938. Meehan, Hilda He was confirmed in 1938. He went to work at Rosewood station, mustering cattle, branding, doing night watch. (Known here as 'Selwyn John') Meehan, John Selwyn Stationhand In 1967 he was a student at Forrest River school. Meehan, Michael In 1967 he was a student at Forrest river school; then in 1976 he was photographed in the classroom of Oombulgurri, the first independent Aboriginal school in Australia. Meehan, Reg She tells about growing up, traditional ways, dormitory life and becoming a domestic worker. Meehan, Sheila She was a young woman in the early 1930s. Menmuir, Elsie He was in an accident where he was thrown, and broke his leg. Menmuir, Margaret He came from the Walah tribe and took a message to Forrest River mission, that the German airmen were found. Minnjinnimmurie She was in the group where a number of Aborigines met on the reserve and formed an Oombulgurri committee, whose aim it was to return to the old Anglican Mission at Forrest River Mitchell, Clara Seen with a group of boys in 1932. In a 1967 photograph he is with Wally Summer showing the crankshaft bell. Mitchell, Crispin She wrote a letter to Sister Richards. She told how she went back to live at the Forrest River Mission from Wyndham. Mitchell, Eileen He was a Forrest River school student around 1954. Mitchell, Freddie He was a student at Forrest River school in 1968 and helped to clean up all the old houses for the people to live in. Mitchell, George In 1927 he gave evidence in Perth at a Royal Commission inquiring into the Forrest River Massacre Mitchell, Herbert With other young boys on a trailer in 1976. Mitchell, J. He was a student at the Forrest River school in 1967, also seen in the same year at the Camera Pool. Mitchell, Jeffrey She received the champion girl trophy at the district sports carnival in Wyndham in 1967. Mitchell, Jessie He attended the wedding of Geraldine Jessup and Ken Chandler in 1967; was a student at Forrest River school also in 1967. Mitchell, Lionel When the school broke up at Wyndham she and Annie Roberts used to take the children out to the bush to be with their parents Mitchell, Lira He was six months old about 1930; seen with a group of men in 1967 catching barramundi. Mitchell, Phillip He attended Forrrest River school around 1954. Mitchell, Ray She was a student at Forrest River School in 1967. Mitchell, Sandra He took a letter from Father Thomas to Captain Bertram in 1967. Miuron, Paul He was caught then chained for cattle killing in 1929. Monoloo One of a group of young boys an a trailer in 1976. Moore, I. He was a student at Forrest River school around 1955. Morcombe, David Her husband was Ronald Morgan. She had a double wedding with Ruth Noble. She learnt to cook bread when she was in the girls' dormitory. She tells how they would poison fish and how to cook it. Morgan, Doris The son of ronald and Doris Morgan, he tells the difference between two types of spear heads and how you would make them. He also tells how to cook a kangaroo. Morgan, Douglas He was a student at Forrest River school around 1955. Morgan, Ken She was a student at Forrest River school in 1967. Morgan, Paula Her parents were Ronald and Doris Morgan. She was the first person at Forrest River Mission to fly in a plane; she was aged about four and had to be air lifted to Wyndham because of illness. Morgan, Phyllis He was in a search party looking for two German airmen whose plane had crashed. His Aboriginal name was Andumeri and he was from the Jurri tribe. Morgan, Ronald He remembers how the old people made bread out of lily roots. Tells about the massacre of Forrest River Morgan, Ronald He was a student at the Forrest Road school in 1967. Morgan, Trevor In 1967 he was a student at the Forrest River school. Morton, Danny Mentioned in Sam Albert's account as living on a peanut farm at Bremlah. Ned (Mulan) In 1925 he was the first child baptised and given the Bishop's name of Gerard Nitbur, Gerard He was the son of the Reverend James and Angelina Noble Noble, John She was in a double wedding and her husband took her back to Queensland Noble, Ruth B GG797.35/O1 She was the daughter of Ned and Edith Nolja Nolja, Meena His family consisted of wife Edith Jaymunda, Steven, Ned Edwards, Meena, a baby and an unidentified child. His first wife Minnie Minjow died giving birth to a premature infant. Nolja, Ned, d.1950 His father Wajamay got him and his sister Jaymundah to care for the sick missionary Ernest Gribble. Oomah With a group of girls dressed in school uniforms in 1938. Pierce, Molly Photographed with a group of children. Rex, George He was confirmed in 1938, seen in 1954 with a load of cypress logs for a building project. In 1967 he helped build a mud brick hospital which was also used as a saddle room and for family accommodation. Reynolds, Dunstan Photographed with a group of children. Reynolds, Rosa She attended Forrest River School in 1967; her grandparents were Robert and Louisa Roberts. Roberts, Annie She attended Forrest River School in 1967. Roberts, Betty Reminisced about the early days and discipline on the Mission. Roberts, Clara In a group photograph with other girls in school uniform in 1938 Roberts, Coralie He was a student at Forrest River School in 1967. Roberts, Desmond She was given permission to leave the mission during the war to find work on the stations. Roberts, Louisa In 1967 she attended Forrest River School. Roberts, Margaret Is an Aboriginal Elder. He and his wife were given permission to leave the mission and find work on the stations. He returned to the old Forest River Mission. Roberts, Robert Aboriginal community leader He was confirmed in 1938; photographed with a group of boys in 1932 and about 1960 helping hold up a 25kg barramundi. Roberts, Stanley Photographed with a group of children. Smith, Connie Photographed with a group of children Smith, Enid He attended Forrest River School in 1967. Smith, Lesley Photographed with other children Smith, May He attended Forrest River School in 1967. Smith, Ralph He was a pupil at Forrest Road School in 1967. He had a job where he helped to clean up all the old houses for the people to live in. Taylor, Angus In 1967 he attended Forrest River School. Taylor, Danny He had a job helping with cleaning up the old houses so that the people could go back and live in them. Taylor, James Tells where he was born, and about growing up. He returned to the old Forrest River Mission with 2 social workers and expressed his feelings. Taylor, Leo She married Johnny Campbell in 1987. Taylor, Margaret She was in the group where a number of Aborigines met on the reserve and formed an Oombulgurri committee, whose aim it was to return to the Old Forrest River Anglican mission. Taylor, Mary Photograph of "Old man Urana" grinding wheat. Urana Photographed with a group of girls dressed in school uniforms in 1938. Vigil Photographed with a group of boys on a trailer. Taylor, N. Photographed with a group of boys on a trailer Taylor, R. Was at the wedding of Geraldine Jessup and Ken Chandler in 1967; attended Forrest River School in 1967. Taylor, Rosie She attended the wedding of Geraldine Jessup and Ken Chandler in 1967; she was also a pupil at Forrest River School in 1967. Umbulgurri, Annette With Octa Carroll photographed at a wedding Umbulgurri, Evelyn A pupil at Forrest River School in 1967. He helped to clean up the old houses for the people to live in. Umbulgurri, Graham Photographed with a group of children Umbulgurri, Henry Photographed with a group of children. Umbulgurri, Mary Teresa She wrote to the Bishop ('Dear Judja'); seen with Hershel who later changed his name to Walter and was known in Perth as King Wally Umbulgurri Umbulgurri, Sarah Attended the wedding of Geraldine Jessup and Ken Chandler in 1967; she was a pupil at Forrest River School also in 1967. Umbulgurri, Vicky Photographed with large group of childen. Una He acted as a guide for the military. During the war he and his wife Nancy were given permission in June 1940 to go and find work at the stations. Unbah, Ernest She and her husband Ernest were given permission in June 1940 to go and find work on the stations. There are two earlier photos taken around 1930 Unbah, Nancy In 1925 she crossed Forrest River and on her way back she gave her small puppy to a crocodile to save herself. Ungala She was part of a group of children photographed around 1954 with Mr Brian Southall and Miss Moreland Ursula He got his two children Oomah and Jaymundah to care for the sick missionary Ernest Gribble Wajamay He worked at the Wyndham Hotel until he was involved in an incident with a European, after which he was sent to the Forrest River Mission. He was also known as Nanjeremie Wanjeremie She was photographed about 1954 with a group of children, Mr Brian Southall and Miss Moreland Ward, Pat In January 1929 he got a thrashing after being on a chain for 36 hours because of an incident involving his wife Warrian, Harry He was photographed with a group of boys around 1932 Weaver, Boniface He was one of a group of stockmen around 1937; and photographed in a 1960 triple wedding Weaver, Bonny She was one of a group of children photographed about 1954 with Mr Brian Southall and Miss Moreland Weaver, Love He was caught and chained for cattle killing in 1929 and taken to Wyndham for trial. Weiree She was one of a number of Aborigines who met on the reserve and formed an Oombulgurri committee, whose aim it was to return to the old Anglican mission at Forrest river. Also photographed as a child in a group about 1954 with Mr Brian Southall and Miss Moreland Williams, Dulcie One of a group of boys photographed about 1932 Williams, Maxwell He worked at Rosewood Station with Colin Jones and Austin Harvey; an early photo in 1932 shows him with a group of boys. Williams, Monty He was in the group where a number of Aborigines met on the reserve and formed an Oombulgurri Committee, whose aim it was to return to the old Anglican Mission at Forrest River Williams, Ray She is pictured with a group of children accompanied by Mr Brian Southall and Miss Moreland in about 1954; another photo taken about 1960 shows her with Ron in a triple wedding group. Williams, Susan She was part of a large group of children photographed with Mr Brian Southall and Miss Moreland about 1954 Wilson, Thelma In 1933 she was a competitor in a women's sack race on the mission Woodhouse, Katie He was one of a group of boys who received rations in 1932 Wunda, Colin He was one of a group of boys who received rations in 1932 Wunda, Henry He was one of a group of boys who received rations in 1932. Wunda, Horace He was given the Forrest River mission police job in October 1924 Wunnamurra, James He found a revolver cartridge which he put into a hollow stick and put it in the Kalarr tribe's camp fire where it exploded. Wurrayin
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