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Western Australia - Organisation

United Aborigines Mission (1929 - )

From
1929
Categories
Care Provider, Protestant, Records Access Service and Records Holder
Alternative Names
  • UAM Ministries (later known as)
Website
https://web.archive.org/web/20180316183146/http://www.uam.org.au/

The United Aborigines Mission (UAM) was established in Western Australia in 1929 as a successor to the Australian Aborigines' Mission (AAM).

Details

The AAM became the United Aborigines Mission (UAM) in 1929. The AAM and the UAM were founded on a 'belief in the superiority of western culture' and this belief influenced how the missionaries interacted with Aboriginal people and caused them to comply with oppressive government policies. However, these missionaries shared the 'poverty and marginalisation' experienced by Aboriginal people and resulted in the conversion of some Aboriginal people and the formation of an evangelical Indigenous church.

The United Aborigines Mission was mentioned in the Bringing Them Home Report (1997) as an institution that housed Indigenous children removed from their families.

Timeline

 1908 - 1929 Australian Aborigines' Mission
       1929 - United Aborigines Mission

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Publications

Books

  • Morgan, Margaret R, Mt Margaret: a drop in a bucket, Belco Consulting, Mt Lawley, Western Australia, 2007. Details

Journals

  • United Aborigines Mission (ed.), The United Aborigines messenger, 1929-1987. Details

Online Resources

Photos

Arriving, Warburton Mission, 1958-1961
Title
Arriving, Warburton Mission, 1958-1961
Type
Image
Date
1958 - 1961
Creator
Young, Mervyn
Publisher
State Library of Western Australia

Details

Sources used to compile this entry: Information Services, Department for Community Development, 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. p.7..

Prepared by: Debra Rosser