Friday, 17 July 2015

Residences for half-castes - Alice Springs (1943-1954)

From July 14 - 18, 2015 there have been 802 pageviews of the following page extracted from the National Archives of Australia file identified as follows

National Archives of Australia, Public Works - Northern Territory, Residences for half-castes - Alice Springs (1943-1954), Reference A518 AH241/6/6 1943 - 1954

Below is an example of the type of information the file contains :-

House No. 2

Tenancy agreement not signed by present occupant.

House let to Alec Turner, but his mother Hetty Perkins is responsible for rent, etc.
Occupant   Mrs Hetty Perkins
                  Rita Perkins
                       Michael Perkins aged 10 months

                  May Perkins
                        Neville Perkins aged 11 months

                   Donald Turner, son of Hetty Perkins employed by Department of Works

Hetty Perkins exempt - 20th December, 1950
Rita Perkins, unexempt
May Perkins, unexempt
Don Turner, unexempt

Hetty Perkins employed Underdowns Cafe receives 8 pound per week
May Perkins employed Underdowns Cafe receives 5 pound per week
Rita Perkins unemployed
Don Turner on award wages

3 adult females
1 adult male
2 male children

It would be interesting to know the reason for this sudden interest.

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