GSQ BlogAboriginalOld photos from a Northern Territory cattle station.


Old photos from a Northern Territory cattle station. — 2 Comments

  1. I would urge everyone to deposit photos and written records relating to Aboriginal people, however small. Many of us are trying to find pieces to the puzzle. Photos are rare. Documents such as pastoral records can help to tell the story of where our ancestors were removed to. Often the family did not see them again. My Great Grandfather died at Headingly Station in search of rations. He rolled into a fire, according to the death certificate. I don’t even know where to start to find where he is buried. I know he worked at Alexandria because there are records stating this is what he said. Without those records I would not have known. It breaks my heart to think how awful those times were for him and others. You are doing the right thing Sue Bell.

  2. Thanks for your comment. It is so important to donate photos of Aboriginal people when you come across them but it is often quite difficult to know which institution is the appropriate place. I hope you are able to find further records of your great grandfather in the appropriate state library or archives.

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