Mangaroon Station relief request

State Records Archive
Consignment: 652
Item: 1909/0023
Title: Mangaroon Station. Relief to natives

Keywords: Mangaroon Station, Jarra-a-Jarra, Murra Bullboo, Jinnabiddy, Yeldebba, Jemimah, Cranky Jonney, Arthur Abbott

Key Phrase:
[Acknowledgement of traditional ownership]
Mangaroon Station is the original home of a tribe of these blacks [Arthur Abbott, station owner]

[Letter]
Commercial Bank Chambers,
234 St George’s Tce, Perth
Arthur F Abbott, Barrister & Solicitor
Nov 6th, 1908
To: Chief Protector of Aboriginals, Perth
Dear Sir,
There are still camped on the property of the Mangaroon Pastoral Coy a party of six decrepit old aboriginals who are unable to find food for themselves, and I should be glad if you would put them on the Government list, as it is hard to have these old destitute natives on the Station.
I might say that no one of them in any way works on the Station.
The natives referred to are as follows:-
Jarra-a-Jarra, male, between 50 and 60 years of age
Murra Bullboo, female, between 50 and 60 years of age
Jinnabiddy, female, between 50 and 60 years of age
Yeldebba, female, between 50 and 60 years of age
Jemimah, female, between 50 and 60 years of age
Cranky Jonney, male, between 50 and 60 years of age
Some of these natives are blind or partially so, are very infirm and decrepit, and I think should be supported by your Department.
If you so desire of course my Company would be pleased to provide them with rations, etc.
As I previously informed you the Mangaroon Station is the original home of a tribe of these blacks, and although my Company has had the Station but a short time the Natives have continued to camp thereon.
I have the honor to be, Sir, your obedient servant,
The Mangaroon Pastoral Company Limited
A F Abbott
Director

[Letter]
Commercial Bank Chambers,
234 St George’s Tce, Perth
Arthur F Abbott, Barrister & Solicitor
Jan 5th, 1909
To: Chief Protector of Aboriginals, Perth
Sir,
On the 6th November last I wrote you fully with reference to some destitute aborigines camped on the Mangaroon Station, Carnarvon District.
Beyond a formal acknowledgement I have had no reply to my letter.
When may I expect to hear from you on the subject?
I have the honor to be, Sir, your obedient servant,
The Mangaroon Pastoral Company Limited
A F Abbott
Director

[Memo]
Mr Pechell
Inform Mr Abbott that I am prepared to allow him 9d per day for supplying the usual scale of rations to the indigent natives
C F G
13.1.09

[Letter]
To: Manager, Mangaroon Station Pastoral Company Ltd
Commercial Bank Chambers, St Georges Tce, Perth
14th Jan 1909
I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter of the 5th instant and to inform you that, I am prepared to allow your Company 9d per day each, for supplying the usual scale of rations to the indigent natives mentioned in your letter of 6th Nov last. Vouchers are to be sent in monthly if possible, directions contained therein, be strictly complied with.
I have the honor to be, Sir, your obedient servant,
C F Gale

[Letter]
Commercial Bank Chambers,
234 St George’s Tce, Perth
Arthur F Abbott, Barrister & Solicitor
Jan 5th, 1909
To: Chief Protector of Aboriginals, Perth
Sir,
I am in receipt of your favor of the 14th inst and am glad to hear your determination.
I shall instruct the Manager to send monthly statements as desired.
I have the honor to be, Sir, your obedient servant,
The Mangaroon Pastoral Company Limited
A F Abbott
Director

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