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Aboriginal staff required at Yirrkala Mission
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Creator : Bray, John E.
Source : PRG 1218/17/8
Date of creation : 1948
Format : Letter
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Letter from John E. Bray to C.P.Mountford during the American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land. Bray estimates the ration payments required for the employment of Aboriginal residents of Yirrkala Mission during the Expedition's stay. Includes a list of names of men currently living at the Yirrkala Mission. 20 July, 1948.

This is followed by a list of the residents of the Mission that were employed during the Expedition's stay, including their assigned tasks, and in some instances their marital status.
Coverage year : 1948
Region : Northern Territory
Further reading :

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land, (1948). Records of the American-Australian scientific expedition to Arnhem Land, Melbourne : Melbourne University Press, 1956-1964

Lamshed, Max. 'Monty' : the biography of C.P. Mountford, Adelaide : Rigby, 1972

May, Sally K. Collecting cultures : myth, politics, and collaboration in the 1948 Arnhem Land Expedition, Lanham, Md. : AltaMira Press, 2010

National Geographic Magazine, vol. 96, no. 6, 1949, pp. 745-782, 'Exploring Stone-age Arnhem Land' by Charles P. Mountford.

Internet links :
Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Art Centre - Yirrkala Community



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