Daisy Ingram worked with the Methodist Overseas Mission at Otford in New South Wales, supervising Aboriginal children who had been evacuated from the Croker Island Mission in the Northern Territory as a result of World War II. She worked at Croker Island from 1946 to 1954. In this interview she talks about conditions at these places and her experiences.
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In this interview Daisy Ingram speaks about her early experiences as a teacher before answering a call for teachers by the Methodist Overseas Mission. Her first post was at Otford, NSW, where she cared for and taught Aboriginal children evacuated from Croker Island, NT during the Second World War.
She describes living conditions at Otford. In 1946, she returned with the children to Croker Island. She discusses the trip back to Croker Island and living conditions on the Island. In 1951, she married Bob Ingram, the Mission carpenter. The Ingrams left Croker Island in 1954 to work on other missions in northern Australia, before settling in Tasmania.
The interview is available to listen to online. A timed summary and transcript are also available.
Prepared by: Karen George and Gary George
Created: 10 January 2013, Last modified: 14 August 2017