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Snapshot - Commission of Elders

Published on Wednesday, 3 June 2020 at 8:59:54 AM

A significant contribution of images to the Yamaji Yanda Image Archive historically collected by the Department of Aboriginal Affairs (DAA) Murchison Gascoyne Regional Office was kindly donated to Geraldton Regional Library in November 2018. Volunteers and staff have been busy working on scanning, accessioning, uploading, seeking permission etc. to enable this substantial collection to be completely digitised ready to launch during National Reconciliation Week 2020.

This image is one of the many now available via the Library online catalogue and shows the Commission of Elders, Department of Aboriginal Affairs Murchison Gascoyne Region c1995. Back Row: Irene Scott, Victor Mourambine (Dec), Stan Ryan, Robert Ronan (Dec), Allan (Boyo) Mitchell (Dec), Kathleen Gregory (Dec), Julitha Dongoo (Dec), Ross Boddington, Percy George (Dec) and Ike Simpson (Dec).

We are extremely thankful to DAA for this very generous contribution and to the family members of the individuals pictured for their cooperation in allowing access.

Image courtesy of Department of Aboriginal Affairs Geraldton Office, caption by Lorin Cox & Nola Gregory.

Snapshots is an initiative of the Geraldton Regional Library. For more information, or to donate a historical photo or slide to the Library, contact Heritage Services at the Geraldton Regional Library on 9956 6659 or

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Image: Y 693 courtesy of the Department of Aboriginal Affairs Geraldton Branch

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