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13. 'Billie Little'
Title : 13. 'Billie Little' 13. 'Billie Little'
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Creator : Mountford, Charles P. (Charles Pearcy), 1890-1976, photographer
Source : PRG 1218/34/124
Date of creation : 1935
Format : Photograph
Dimensions : 60 x 60 mm
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Description :

Portrait of 'Billie Little' [William Hurtle Liddle], of Angas Downs Station, Northern Territory

In order to travel to Uluru to collect further evidence, the Board of Enquiry travelled from Middleton ponds by truck, to Angas Downs, a cattle station owned by Bill Liddle, where a camel string had been arranged to transport them to Uluru. This location is referred to as 'Liddle's Place' in the Enquiry's evidence, and 'Little's place' in Mountford's diary (PRG 1218/5/3, page 253). Mountford also referred to him as Billie Little in this portrait he took during their stay.

Bill Liddle is also recorded as an 'Essential witness' to the enquiry, and gave evidence on 6th July 1935, as he had seen Constable McKinnon with the Aboriginal prisoners following their arrest. He was asked to comment on his perception of how these men were treated, and Constable McKinnon's general behaviour, and that of his trackers, toward Aboriginal people (PRG 1218/5/2, page 314).

Related names :

Liddle, William Hurtle, 1882-1960

Mountford, Charles P, (Charles Pearcy), 1890-1976

Commonwealth Board of Enquiry into the alleged ill-treatment of Aborigines near Ayers Rock, 1935

Coverage year : 1935
Period : 1927-1939
Place : Central Australia
Region : Northern Territory
Further reading :

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

Mountford, Charles P., Manuscript diary, Journey to Ayers Rock, 1935, PRG 1218/5/3

Warden, James. 'T.G.H. Strehlow and the 1935 Board of Inquiry into the alleged ill-treatment of Aborigines' in Traditions in the midst of change : communities, cultures and the Strehlow legacy in Central Australia : proceedings of the Strehlow Conference, Alice Springs 18-20 September 2002, Alice Springs, N.T. : Strehlow Research Centre, 2004, pp. 89-100



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