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South Australia - Archival Series

Faith Thomas [Photographs] (1929 - 1957)

Reference No
PRG 769
Legal Status
State Library of South Australia Archival Number

Faith Thomas [Photographs] is an archival collection at the State Library of South Australia. It comprises 4 albums of photographs compiled by Sisters Hyde and Rutter, former matrons of Colebrook Home, and bequeathed to Faith Thomas. Faith Thomas was born in 1933 in the Nepabunna Mission and later lived in the Colebrook Home and Quorn. Thomas was one of the first Aboriginal nurses to graduate from the Royal Adelaide Hospital and also played for Australia in international cricket.


Access Conditions

Open access. This collection is only open to users within the State Library of South Australia.


This collection comprises 4 albums of photographs, including photographs of children at Colebrook Home at Quorn. Names of some children and adults appear in captions, together with location and probable year. Includes photographs of Colebrook Home. Places where photographs were taken include Ooldea, Oodnadatta, Nepabunna, Swan Reach and Quorn missions. Quantity: 4 albums.

The collection also includes other papers relating to Colebrook Home (thesis, correspondence, attendees, publications, newspaper cuttings).


Online Resources

Sources used to compile this entry: George, Karen, Finding your own way, Nunkuwarrin Yunti of South Australia Inc., 2005,

Prepared by: Karen George and Gary George