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Point Pearce
Title : Point Pearce Point Pearce
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Creator : Nunkuwarrin Yunti of South Australia Inc
Place Of Creation : Adelaide
Date of creation : 2003
Additional Creator : Hollinsworth, D. (David)
Format : Poster
Dimensions : 420 x 590 mm
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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The poster provides a brief history of the Point Pearce mission.


In November 2003, SA Link-up coordinated a reunion at Point Pearce, attended by up to 400 past and present residents.

'Welcome back to Point Pearce' was the idea of Rev. Sid Graham, who was removed from the community as a baby. The reunion began with Rev. Graham, and other Narungga who had been removed from their families, being symbolically welcomed back to their country, led by students of the Point Pearce school.

As well as being a journey of healing for those individuals and the community as a whole, the event served to build awareness of the ongoing practice and affects of the removal of children from their family networks and homes.

Rev. Graham wished that the event may "be the start of all Point Pearce people coming together to respect and to acknowledge those who left them at a very young age."

His story of separation and reunion is one of five told in the film Why me?
Subjects
Related names :

Point Pearce Mission (S. Aust.)

Place : Point Pearce
Region : Yorke Peninsula
Further reading :

Archibald, T. S. Yorke's Peninsula Aboriginal Mission Incorporated: a brief record of its history and operations. Adelaide: Hussey & Gillingham, 1915.

Cabbages and kings: selected essays in history and Australian studies v. 20, 1992, pp. 25-35. Paula Richardson. 'History of the Point Pearce Mission Station, South Australia'.

Graham, Doris. As we've known it: 1911 to the present. Underdale, SA: Aboriginal Studies and Teacher Education Centre, South Australian College of Advanced Education, 1987.

Hill, D. L and S. J. Notes on the Narangga tribe of Yorke Peninsula, Port Lincoln, S.A. : D.L. & S.J. Hill, 1975

Kartinyeri, Doreen. Narungga nation. Point Pearce, SA: Doreen Kartinyeri, 2002.

Point Pearce: past and present. Underdale, SA: Aboriginal Studies and Teacher Education Centre, South Australian College of Advanced Education, 1987.|

Why Me? 5 Stories of removal from family and country, Nunkuwarrin Yunti of South Australia Inc (SA Link-Up) 2006

Yorke's Peninsula Aboriginal Mission Incorporated. Brief review of the operations of the ... Mission for the first five years (with report for 1870/1-1871/2). Kadina, SA: The Mission, 1872.

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