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Bungalow days matter

By JOHN P McD SMITH Serious concerns for the destitute Aboriginal children of mixed descent who existed on the fringe of stations, mining camps...

'I shared my mother with the Aboriginal children'

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More than 50 boys lived at St Francis House from 1945 to 1959. Many came from Alice Springs and other places in the NT. Some of their stories have been lost. Some of their stories are incomplete or records missing. With help from people in Alice Springs and elsewhere we have been able to bring together this series, “Kids from the Alice.” By MARK J SMITH. Pictured are L-R - Jim Foster, David Woodford, Peter Tilmouth, Malcolm Cooper at St Francis House in the 1950s.

The stolen child who went to university

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After an odyssey in homes for taken-away children, Joe Croft excelled at school and became Australia's first Aboriginal to enter university. He is pictured with Charlie Perkins, right, the first Indigenous person to graduate from an Australian university. By JOHN P McD SMITHPart Two of a series.

Traynor's Alice Springs: more than tale of heroic white men

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This new book drives home just how heavily imprinted on the present town map is its colonial history, but author Stuart Traynor tells a more multifaceted story. KIERAN FINNANE reviews.

Time to remember 'who luv's ya!'

 

The descendants of Myrtle McDonald have gathered in town this week
for a family reunion. For once it was supposed to be just for joy, not
for a funeral.
At the Telegraph Station on Sunday family members focussed on that even
though last Friday they'd again had to bury one of their menfolk dying
before his time.

Ronda Ross, Myrtle's daughter, was the chief organiser. She and her
sister, country singer Auriel Andrew OAM, are the last survivors of
Myrtle's seven children. Pictured: Above –  Reuben Andrew, Auriel's son, plays the didge; at right – Daughters of Myrtle McDonald, Ronda Ross (nee Andrew) and Auriel Andrew reminding their family of "who luv's ya".

Slide show: Ronda and Auriel reminding their family
of "who luv's ya". • Auriel with grandson, Jake. • The Woodbury-Kellys,
descendants of Jean McDonald, from left, Frances, her father Timmy
Kelly, Ray Woodbury (son of Jean), his son Damien, Billy-Jo Hudson,
Gillian (wife of Alan), Margaret Woodbury (daughter of Jean), mother of
Alan and Billy-Jo, and Alan Henderson.  • Bob Nardoo, husband
of Ronda's and Auriel's sister Lorraine (deceased) with Alan Henderson
(right) and Ray Woodbury. • Brian McDonald (centre) with, from left,
Reuben Andrew, Hamish McDonald, Edward (Ned) Kelly, Paul Ross (Ronda's
and Graham's third-born). • Graham Ross spins a yarn. • Reuben Andrew
plays the didge. • Ronda with her eldest son, Cameron Ross.
KIERAN FINNANE reports.

 

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