Take this Child: From Kahlin Compound to the Retta Dixon Children's Home
This book describes the impact of institutionalisation on part-Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory. It focuses on a section of Kahlin Compound to which Aboriginal people were brought from all over the Top End, as a result of the 'selected breeding program' initiated by the Commonwealth under the Aborigines Act of 1911. Kahlin Compound was later transferred to Bagot Reserve, a portion of which was set aside as the Retta Dixon Children's Home. The Home, run by the Aborigines Inland Mission, operated until 1980 and had severe consequences for the young people forced to live there. This book provides an account of the views of some of those who grew up under the dormitory system. It also includes detailed analysis of the social and political forces which resulted in the displacement of part-Aboriginal children in the Northern Territory. This is the first time that such an investigation, which combines the personal and the political, has been undertaken.
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PROVIDENCE AND PROTECTORS
THE HALFCASTE PROBLEM
chapters FROM PROTECTION TO ASSIMILATION
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1953 Welfare Act AA:CRS Aboriginal Affairs Aboriginal children Aboriginal population Aboriginals Ordinance Aborigines Act accommodation Administrator Administrator's Report 1912 Alice Springs Amelia Shankleton appointed Australia 1937 Bagot Balaklava Bathurst Island became Bleakley boys camps Chief Protector child welfare Christian church Cook cottage Croker Island Daisy Darwin Director of Welfare Dixon children Dixon Home Collection dormitory employment established Ethel European evacuees exemption female foster Garden Point girls Groote Eylandt Half-Caste Home Hasluck inmates institutions Kahlin Compound Legislative Council Debates living Lorna Manga Manda Marie married Mavis McEwen meant Miss Shankleton missionaries mother Native Affairs Branch Northern Standard Northern Territory number of children Parap parents part-Aboriginal children Phillip Creek Photograph courtesy Pine Creek Police Paddock problem Queensland removal Retta Dixon Home Rowley says sent settlement social South Australia South Wales Spencer Tennant Creek Wards Welfare Branch Women Protectors