The Moore River Native Settlement is a historically significant place for Aboriginal people throughout the State. Many were, or have family who were, born or resided at the former Native Reserve and/or Mogumber Mission, at some time or who had relatives
that were buried there.
The following materials were compiled by the Aboriginal History WA in 2018 to commemorate the centenary of the Moore River Native Settlement and the Mogumber Cemetery.
Please note: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should
be aware that this publication contains images, and names of deceased
persons. The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural
Industries wishes to advise that some of the people in the photographs
have not been able to be identified.
Above: Ploughing on the farm.
Above: Peeling potatoes.
Above: Kindergarten Group Betty Cameron (seated).
Above: Group playing ‘rounders’.
Above: Tommy Harris bringing in sheep from rail.
Above: Cookery class with Gladys Thompson, Barbara Kalin, Daphne Thompson, Elva Doherty, Rosie Woods, Nell Quinn, Sylvia Dempster, Myrtle Cordella.
Above: A typical camp outside of the settlement.
Above: Blanche with Ethel.
Above: The marriage of Gladys Gilligan, and Arthur Prosser with Rev Sprattling – Feb 1938.
Above: Gladys Onslow, Hilda Rowe (nee Windie), Joyce Calyun, babies Ivy Onslow, Vera Rowe, Ettie Calyun.
Above: Kindergarten children.
Above: Middle School Boys 1939. Back Row L-R : Doug Oliver, Reynold Mograge, Ernie Roberts, Bobbie Sailor, Frank Phillips, Frank Fox, Herman Hannah, Hugh Birach, Edward Morrison. Middle Row L-R : Harry Kelly, Harold Conway, Fred Jacob, Norman Chadd, Lionel
Nannup. Front Row L-R : Laurie Ogilvie, Laurence Wittamarra, Henry Munyar.
Above: MRNS Football team 1937.
Above: Two horseman with kangaroos destined for the settlement Butcher’s shop.
Above: Girls bathing in the Moore River December 1937.
Above: Back with a load of wood.
Above: The inmates at Moore River Native Settlement.