Territory Stories

The Garden Point Mob

Details:

Title
The Garden Point Mob
Other title
Stories about the early days of the Catholic mission and the people who lived there, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the mission
Creator
Historical Society of the Northern Territory
Editor
Brogan, Thecla
Collection
E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT
Date
1990
Location
Garden Point
Description
Published to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the Roman Catholic mission at Garden Point (Pularumpi) on Melville Island begun in 1940; consists of stories mostly from the early days, prepared by people who were taken to the mission as children in the 1940s and by some of the staff of the mission in the early days; includes evacuation to Melbourne in 1942 and return in 1945, conditions at the mission, dormitory life, education, recreation including hunting, bush trips and football.
Notes
Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).
Table of contents
Early days at the mission at Garden Point / J. Pye -- Mission 1940-1945 / E. Bennett -- Gifts from the skies / L. O'Dwyer -- Arrivals at Garden Point; daily life / Sister Elsie, Mick Cussen, Marie Gardner, Thecla Brogan -- How Leon Gregory go the name "Foxie" / Luke S Morcom -- Ada's story / Ada Bailey -- Faye's story / Faye Gavenlock -- Happy days at Garden Point / Barbara Tippolay -- Evacuation 1942 / Eileen Ryan -- The first months / Sister Antoninus -- Harold Anderson / Luke S. Morcom -- Some of the boys / Jack Cusack -- Memories of Garden Point 1956-1964 / Sister Christopher Cleary -- Garden Point grows up / Peter Brogan -- Melville Island song / words by Sister Mary Annunciata.
Language
English
Subject
Melville Island; Catholic Church; Missions; Aboriginal Australians; Religion
Publisher name
Historical Society of the Northern Territory
Place of publication
Darwin
Format
x, 85 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 25 cm.
File type
application/pdf
ISBN
958809364
Copyright owner
Historical Society of the Northern Territory
Parent handle
https://hdl.handle.net/10070/300919
Citation address
https://hdl.handle.net/10070/372994

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