'Took us in'
While some people came to Darwin to seek their fortune, to run a business or provide administration of European law, others were brought to Darwin.
Under the Commonwealth policy for Aboriginal Territorians, formulated in about 1912, what happened to you in life largely depended upon whether you were determined to be Aboriginal or ‘Half-caste’.
In Darwin Aboriginal people were taken to live in Kahlin Compound. Children of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal heritage were brought in to the ‘Half-caste Home’ nearby.
Hilda Muir, who was born at Borroloola, together with two other girls, Sarah and Ida, were taken by horseback to the railhead at Larrimah. She recalled the journey.
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|1-Jan-2009||‘Took us in…’||-||Muir, Hilda Jarman|
|1921||Children Kahlin Compound||-||-|