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South Australia - Organisation

Point Pearce Aboriginal Station (1915 - 1972)

Government-run and Mission

The Point Pearce Aboriginal Station was the new name given to the Point Pearce Mission Station after the State Government took control in 1915. Situated 35 miles south of Wallaroo the Station was home to some Narungga people as well as other Aboriginal people from the closed Poonindie Mission. A school operated at the Station and a new school building replaced the original smaller classroom in 1925. The Aboriginal people of Point Pearce were given control of the land in 1972, when ownership was transferred to the Point Pearce Community Council under the Aboriginal Lands Trust Act.


Online Resources

Sources used to compile this entry: 'Point Pearce - South Australia, past and present, for the future', in SA Memory, 2009,; 'Indigenous History of the Yorke Peninsula', in Discover the Yorke Peninsula, 2010,

Prepared by: Gary George