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- Green, Neville
- Historical Encyclopedia of Western Australia
- Gregory, Jenny and Jan Gothard [editors]
- University of Western Australia Press, Crawley, W.A., 2009
In this entry, historian Neville Green states that 'missions were committed to weaning Aboriginal children away from their home beliefs and preparing them for an assimilated lifestyle as servants and labourers. In the outback, the extinction of traditional Aborigines was anticipated, and remote missions were founded to protect and comfort the remnant.'
Neville identifies four types of institutions for Indigenous people in WA: 'settlements; ration depots; orphanages; and at least thirty missios'
- Gregory, Jenny and Jan Gothard [editors], Historical Encyclopedia of Western Australia, University of Western Australia Press, Crawley, W.A., 2009. Details