Aboriginal farm or outstation at Mapoon, 1914

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Where: Queensland, Cook, Australia

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When: 01 January 1914

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Album curated by Queensland Memory

Creator: Queensland. Chief Protector of Aboriginals.

Location: Mapoon, Queensland.

Description: Homestead and shed are both built from timber. The roof of the house is made from bark, most likely from the Messmate tree (Eucalyptus tetradonta). A garden is planted at the front of the house.
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. Collection reference: 7375 Souvenir Photograph Album of The Northern Tour of the Hon. J. G. Appel.

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