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Point Pearce Mission Station
Title : Point Pearce Mission Station Point Pearce Mission Station
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Source : B 9804
Date of creation : ca. 1890
Format : Photograph
Dimensions : 108 x 158 mm
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Point Pearce Mission Station.

The early European colonists saw the conversion of the Aboriginal people to Christianity as a priority. The German 'Evangelisch-Lutherischen Missionsgesellschaft zu Dresden' (the Evangelical Lutheran Missionary Society of Dresden) sent four young men to South Australia in the 1840s specifically for this task. The missionaries recorded invaluable information about the culture, language and beliefs of the Aboriginal people. In 1850 an Anglican Aboriginal mission was founded at Poonindie, and in 1859 the Point McLeay (Raukkan) Mission was established by the Aborigines' Friends' Association. Later the Lutherans and Moravians established Aboriginal missions in the centre of Australia at Kopperamanna, Killalpininna and Hermannsburg. Despite little outside financial assistance and against major difficulties, these became important centres of Aboriginal community life.

Related names :

Point Pearce Mission (S. Aust.)

Coverage year : c.1890
Period : 1852-1883
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

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

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

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

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

Internet links :

District Council of Yorke Peninsula. Indigenous History

Aboriginal Australia, State Library of South Australia LibGuides

Aboriginal Australians and the river : Aboriginal missions on the River Murray  SA Memory



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