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Plan of Gerard Mission
Title : Plan of Gerard Mission Plan of Gerard Mission
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Creator : United Aborigines' Mission
Source : God cares for the Aborigines
Place Of Creation : Adelaide
Publisher : United Aborigines' Mission (SA)
Date of creation : 1946
Format : Pamphlet
Dimensions : 182 x 124 x 1 mm
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Description :

The pamphlet describes the establishment of the mission at Gerard, including the materials that were needed to do this. It also includes some of the report by the Horticultural Advisor Mr CG Grasby, from the Department of Agriculture at Berri, on the horticultural possibilities of the site. The plan of the mission with its orchards and vegetable plots drawn up by Mr Grasby can be seen here. This shows the provision of the pump house on the river bank, and of a large tank on the hill above the river, and the arrangement of the irrigation piping.

Related names :

Gerard Mission

Period : 1939-1945
Region : Riverland and Murraylands
Further reading :

Anderson, Sue, Hemming, Steve and Hunter, Richard. Swan Reach Mission: archaeology, history and anthropology. Adelaide, SA : South Australian Department for the Environment, Heritage and Aboriginal Affairs, 1999.

FitzGerald, Paul. A study of the Gerard Aboriginal Reserve Community. B.A. (Hons) Thesis, University of Adelaide, 1971.

God cares for the Aborigines, issued by the United Aborigines' Mission (S.A.), Adelaide : The Mission, [1946]

Life on Swan Reach Mission, 1925-1956 (sound recordings). A series of six recordings with Aboriginal women and men who grew up on the Swan Reach Mission. Interviewers: Sue Anderson, Carolyn Blanks and Rhondda Harriss. 1996. OH 358.

Oral History Association of Australia Journal. no.19, 1997, pp. 45-48. Anderson, Sue, Rigney, Agnes and Hunter, Richard. 'Mission life unearthed: an Aboriginal perspective on Swan Reach.'

Survival in our own land: 'Aboriginal' experiences in 'South Australia' since 1836 told by Nungas and others ; edited and researched by Christobel Mattingley, co-edited by Ken Hampton. Adelaide: ALDAA in association with Hodder & Stoughton, 1988



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