Young Aboriginal women with their babies and small children, Mapoon, 1914

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Where: Queensland, Cook, Australia

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When: 28 May 1914

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Creator: Queensland. Chief Protector of Aboriginals.

Location: Mapoon, Queensland.

Description: The woman in the centre foreground holding an infant in her left arm may be Jessica Charger. (Information supplied by Mrs B. Woodley).

According to the Mapoon Mission Visitor's Book (held by the Cape York Collection, Weipa), the Queensland Home Secretary and Secretary for Mines, John George Appel (1859 - 1929), visited Mapoon on the 28 May 1914. He visited with a large group including his wife Ruth, James Allan MLA and his wife, J. W. Bleakley (Chief Protector of Aboriginals), John A. Crockett, J. W. and Louisa Davidson, William, Irene and Louise Gall, W. M. Lee-Bryce, Mrs J. May, J. Mulcahy, Yves and Jean Tolmie.

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