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Oenpelli Church of England mission

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Title: Oenpelli Church of England mission
Date: 1928
Content creator: JW Bleakley
Notes: This photograph is part of an album of over 170 images collected by JW Bleakley in 1928, as part of his Commonwealth government report, The Aboriginals and Half-castes of Central Australia and North Australia (1929). Digitised copies of these photographs are in Series A263, ALBUM.
Keywords: Aboriginal communities, Aboriginal peoples, missions, racial conflict, sheds, Church of England missions, Gunbalanya, Kunbarllanjnja, Oenpelli, Bruce
Record creator: Australian News and Information Bureau, Canberra
Reference: A1200, L26057

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This black-and-white photograph, from John William Bleakley’s government report The Aboriginals and Half-castes of Central Australia and North Australia (1929), was taken at Oenpelli mission in the Northern Territory, an institution run by the Church of England’s Church Missionary Society (CMS). Indigenous men, women and children are posing outside a building. Reverend Alfred Dyer – dressed in clergyman's surplice – and his wife Katie can also be seen.

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