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Western Australia - Organisation

Mogumber (1951 - 1974)

  • Chapel at Mogumber Methodist Mission, 1964

    Chapel at Mogumber Methodist Mission, 1964, by McKeich, Robert, courtesy of Robert McKeich collection of photographs, State Library of Western Australia.
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From
1951
To
1974
Categories
Home, Methodist, Mission and School
Alternative Names
  • Mogumber Native Mission (also known as)
  • Moore River the Mogumber Mission (also known as)

Mogumber was run by the Methodist Overseas Mission from 1951 on the site of the Moore River Native Settlement. Aboriginal children and young people of all ages were placed there by parents, child welfare authorities or the Children's Court. In the 1970s, some children were moved from Mogumber to houses in Perth. In 1974, Mogumber became the Mogumber Training Centre which carried on programs and out of home care for Aboriginal children after Mogumber closed.

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Mogumber was run by the Methodist Overseas Mission from 18 August 1951 when the Department of Native Affairs handed over the Moore River Native Settlement. Aboriginal children and young people of all ages were placed there by parents, child welfare authorities or the Children's Court. Until 1963, children at Mogumber were under the guardianship of the Commissioners of Native Affairs and Native Welfare.

In the 1970s, some children were moved from Mogumber to houses in Perth.

In 1974, Mogumber became the Mogumber Training Centre.

Events

1951 - 1974
Location - Mogumber was located near the head of the Moore River, off Bindoon Moora Road. Location: Mogumber

Timeline

 1918 - 1951 Moore River Native Settlement
       1951 - 1974 Mogumber
             1974 - 1980 Mogumber Training Centre

Provided 'Care' At

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Publications

Book Sections

  • Green, Neville, 'Missions', in Gregory, Jenny and Jan Gothard [editors] (eds), Historical Encyclopedia of Western Australia, University of Western Australia Press, Crawley, W.A., 2009. pp.594-595. Details

Reports

  • Valadian, Margaret, Report by Margaret Valadian, Department of Native Welfare ?, Perth ?, 196-. Details
  • Wilson, Katrin and Michael V. Robinson., Aboriginal Hostels in Perth : A Comparative Survey, Department of Native Welfare, [Perth, W.A.], 1971. Details

Online Resources

Photos

Chapel at Mogumber Methodist Mission, 1964
Title
Chapel at Mogumber Methodist Mission, 1964
Type
Image
Date
1964
Creator
McKeich, Robert
Source
Robert McKeich collection of photographs, State Library of Western Australia

Details

The 'Homes' Herald, 1978 [Methodist Homes for Children]
Title
The 'Homes' Herald, 1978 [Methodist Homes for Children]
Type
Document
Date
December 1978
Source
Uniting Church (Synod of Western Australia) Archives

Details

Sources used to compile this entry: Chapel at Mogumber Methodist Mission, 1964 [Image], Creator: McKeich, Robert; Green, Neville, 'Missions', in Gregory, Jenny and Jan Gothard [editors] (eds), Historical Encyclopedia of Western Australia, University of Western Australia Press, Crawley, W.A., 2009. pp.594-595.; Information Services, Department for Community Development, 'Mogumber', Signposts: A Guide for Children and Young People in Care in WA from 1920, Government of Western Australia, 2004, http://signposts.cpfs.wa.gov.au/pdf/pdf.aspx; Longworth, Alison, Was it worthwhile?, An historical analysis of five women missionaries and their encounters with the Nyungar people of south-west Australia, Murdoch University, Murdoch, Western Australia, 2005, http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/163/2/02Whole.pdf. pp.298-299.; State Solicitor's Office of Western Australia, 'p.87', Guide to Institutions Attended by Aboriginal People in Western Australia, Government of Western Australia, 2005, http://web.archive.org/web/20140126131607/http://www.dpc.wa.gov.au/lantu/MediaPublications/Documents/Guide-to-Institutions-attended-by-Aboriginal-people-in-WA-2005.pdf; 'Western Australia Protectors Reports 1899-1959', in To Remove and Protect: Aboriginal Lives Under Control [website], Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, National Library of Australia, http://aiatsis.gov.au/collections/collections-online/digitised-collections/remove-and-protect/western-australia. Annual Report of the Commissioner of Native Welfare 1959 p.8..

Prepared by: Debra Rosser