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The Atkinsons and Mr Oldbury

One of the most famous names in the Indigenous community – from Cummeragunja right up to Yarrabah – is Atkinson. And many of them, probably, link back to one man. James John Oldbury Atkinson, known as John Oldbury Atkinson, came to Moira Station in 1843 and became the overseer of the station for the next  Full Article…


White Criticism of the Maloga Mission

The Maloga Mission, started by Janet and Daniel Matthews was frequently criticised, and sometimes condemned, by the White establishment. Sometimes, even by Christians, and those who claimed to be sympathetic to the church. In this thought-piece from the West Australian in 1885, one of the big things Mr Matthews gets wrong is, apparently, the muddle  Full Article…


Letter from Thomas James

Morell Street Mooroopna 8th May 34   Dear Mrs Matthews, Your letter to hand and I sincerely thank you for every bit of news you send me about dear Mr Matthews and of his wonderful wife and family, one and all so truly consecrated to God. For rearing such a family there is a great  Full Article…