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New South Wales - Archival Collection

Church Missionary Society of Australia, North Australia Committee (1907 - 1989)

  • Northern Territory Archives Service: Department of Arts and Museums: Mission Records

    Northern Territory Archives Service: Department of Arts and Museums: Mission Records, 3 February 2014, courtesy of Northern Territory Archives Service.
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From
1907
To
1989
Alternative Names
Reference No
458
Legal Status
Northern Territory Archives Service Agency Number

The Church Missionary Society of Australia (CMS), Northern Australia Committee records contain information relating to two 'half-caste homes' in Sydney, Church Missionary Society Home for Half-Castes Mulgoa and Milleewa Home. These homes were for children evacuated from the Northern Territory, South Australia and Queensland. Some of the children were accompanied by their mothers.

Details

Access Conditions

Records of the Church Missionary Society of Australia (CMS), North Australia Committee, are held by the Northern Territory Archives Service (NTAS). To access these records, contact the Northern Territory Archives Service (NTAS). It may also be necessary to contact the Church Missionary Society of Australia before accessing these records, but the first step is to contact NTAS.

Records

There are twenty-four listed series of records in this collection dated from 1907 to 1989. The series include general records relating to CMS's activities within the Angurugu, Oenpelli, Roper River, Numbulwar, and Umbakumba communities, and the Church Missionary Society Home for Half-Castes Mulgoa and Milleewa Home. The collection also includes general theological books, publications, religious instruction and school syllabuses and information about training allowances.

The entries in each series are arranged in alphabetical order by the name of the creator or collector. The basic series information for each record series registered under each creator consists of series number with a prefix (which can be NTRS, E, F or O), the series title and date range.

Publications

Books

  • Bezant, Betty, Our river days : a reflection of childhood memories, 1942-1946 : children from Otford, New South Wales and Croker Island, Northern Territory, Kardoorair Press, Armidale, 2008, 72 pp. Details

Resources

  • Director : Steven McGregor; Producers: Anna Grieve and Danielle MacLean., Croker Island exodus [videorecording (DVD)]., Jennifer Crone Productions; ABC Program Sales, 2012. Details

Online Resources

Photos

Northern Territory Archives Service: Department of Arts and Museums: Mission Records
Title
Northern Territory Archives Service: Department of Arts and Museums: Mission Records
Type
Document
Date
3 February 2014
Source
Northern Territory Archives Service

Details

Sources used to compile this entry: 'History', in Church Missionary Society's Website, Church Missionary Society of Australia (CMS), 2010, https://www.cms.org.au/about-us/history/.

Prepared by: Naomi Parry