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South Australia - Archival Series

Colebrook 1949-81 [Correspondence] (1949 - 1981)

Colebrook Home

Reference No
Box 45, Colebrook
Legal Status
United Aborigines Mission Archives Reference Number

Copies of outgoing correspondence from Pastor Samuels and Superintendent Hill and some incoming correspondence, particularly from Superintendent Finck, 1950s. Correspondence and documents include: (1) 1951 letter re whereabouts of child, relating to regular transfers of children between Colebrook Home and Gerard Mission; (2) Copies of Minutes of UAM board; (3) Interview with Superintendent Finck (1957) about discipline of children and correspondence between Pastor Samuels and Superintendent Finck on this subject; (4) Reports from Superintendent Finck; (5) Letters from Pastor Samuels to various children; (6) Some individual school reports, 1960s; (7) Correspondence regarding appointments and resignations of staff and superintendents. Quantity: 1 folder.


Access Conditions

To make an enquiry with regard to personal records which may be held by the UAM Archives, you will need to fill out a form entitled 'Request for details of personal information held by the United Aborigines Mission'. This form requires the provision of personal details and as much information as possible with regard to the home in which they were resident. Dates of admission and discharge are also required. The UAM will search records free of charge subject to the researcher signing the following agreement, included on the form:

1. That the UAM has no obligation to ensure that any information which it has in its records is found;

2. That you release UAM from any action, suit, claim or demand in respect of any act or omission of UAM and its servants and agents in respect of the subject of your inquiry.


Online Resources

Sources used to compile this entry: George, Karen, Finding your own way, Nunkuwarrin Yunti of South Australia Inc., 2005,

Prepared by: Karen George and Gary George