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The Kormilda College site has had 4 major uses since 1942. Our images are of the period of time prior to 1989.

The War Years 1942-45

107 Army General Hospital occupied the site from 1942 -1945 providing a hospital service for civilians, Japanese prisoners of war and army personnel. The Australian graves were later taken to the Adelaide River War cemetery.

The Luxury Years Approx. 1946 - 1966

Qantas utilised the site post-war to provide a welcome rest for passengers journeying to England and Europe.

Kormilda College 1967 – 1988

In March 1964, Betty H Watts and Jim D Gallacher released their report on Aboriginal schooling in the Northern Territory aka Watts/Gallacher Report.

“progress towards assimilation does not necessarily imply cultural unity. Modern societies can, and must, tolerate differences within their population; indeed cultural diversity is one of the major means of the enrichment of a society. This justifies a consideration of the Aboriginal culture in planning the educational programme…if it [schooling] ignores the background from which the Aboriginal child draws spiritual and emotional nourishment, it becomes an empty, superficial thing, shut off from the main current of the child’s life and exerting little or no influence upon him.”

The decision to establish Kormilda College was a direct result of its recommendations and efforts to gain full equality of educational opportunity for Aboriginal children. On Monday, 11 September 1967, Kormilda College was opened under the Department of Welfare, NTA with Graeme Benjamin as its first principal.

Kormilda College 1989+

The running of the school was officially handed over to the Anglican and Uniting Church, continuing to grow as both a Day and Boarding Secondary College, but no longer for indigenous students only. From August 24 to Sunday August 30 Kormilda College celebrates 20 years of their management.

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Collection's Items (Sorted by Submit Date in Descending order): 21 to 40 of 263
PreviewIssue DateTitleOther titleAuthor(s)
Kormilda College 1992.pdf.jpg1992Kormilda College Year book 1992-- Request Copy
Kormilda College 1991.pdf.jpg1991Kormilda College Year book 1991-- Request Copy
Kormilda College 1990.pdf.jpg1990Kormilda College Year book 1990-- Request Copy
Kormilda 1987 Vol 2.pdf.jpg1987Kormilda College Year book 1987-- Request Copy
Kormilda College 1986.pdf.jpg1986Kormilda College Year book 1986-- Request Copy
Kormilda College 1985.pdf.jpg1985Kormilda College Year book 1985-- Request Copy
Kormilda College 1978.pdf.jpg1978Kormilda College Year book 1978-- Request Copy
Kormilda College 1977.pdf.jpg1977Kormilda College Year book 1977-- Request Copy
Kormilda College 1976.pdf.jpg1976Kormilda College Year book 1976-- Request Copy
Kormilda College 1975.pdf.jpg1975Kormilda College Year book 1975-- Request Copy
Kormilda College 1974.pdf.jpg1974Kormilda College Year book 1974-- Request Copy
Kormilda College 1973.pdf.jpg1973Kormilda College Year book 1973-- Request Copy
Kormilda College 1972.pdf.jpg1972Kormilda College Year book 1972-- Request Copy
Kormilda College 1971.pdf.jpg1971Kormilda College Year book 1971-- Request Copy
Kormilda College 1970.pdf.jpg1970Kormilda College Year book 1970-- Request Copy
Kormilda College 1969.pdf.jpg1969Kormilda College Year book 1969-- Request Copy
Kormilda College 1968.pdf.jpg1968Kormilda College Year book 1968-- Request Copy
KC_Tangini PDF_2013.pdf.jpg2012TanginiKormilda College- Request Copy
Kormilda_news.pdf.jpg1-Dec-2013Kormilda newsKormilda College- Request Copy
19-KCNews24-11-11web(1).pdf.jpg24-Nov-2011Kormilda newsKormilda College- Request Copy
Collection's Items (Sorted by Submit Date in Descending order): 21 to 40 of 263