Roper River Mission

Roper River Mission
Roper River Mission was established in 1908 by the Church Missionary Society at Mirlinbarrwarr. The Government took over the mission in 1968 and in 1988 the Yugul Mangi Community Government Council was formed and the township became known as Ngukurr.

Roper River Mission was established in 1908 by the Church Missionary Society at Mirlinbarrwarr. It included a school and dormitories for Aboriginal children aged 5 to 18 years. Between 1924 and 1933 some children were moved between Roper River and Groote Eylandt Missions. After severe floods in 1940 the Mission moved to Ngukurr. During World War II many children were evacuated to a temporary home in Mulgoa, New South Wales. The Government took over the mission in 1968 and in 1988 the Yugul Mangi Community Government Council was formed and the township became known as Ngukurr.
https://www.findandconnect.gov.au/guide/nt/YE00010

James Japanma “Jibanyama” (1902-1962) Roper River, aboriginal leader and evangelist
https://atributetoaustralianchristians.wordpress.com/2019/06/16/james-japanma-jibanyama

Hermannsburg Mission
https://atributetoaustralianchristians.wordpress.com/2017/12/29/hermannsburg-mission/

The Hope Vale mission
https://atributetoaustralianchristians.wordpress.com/2010/11/05/the-hope-vale-mission/

Roper River Mission
https://atributetoaustralianchristians.wordpress.com/2019/06/16/roper-river-mission/

Australian Inland Mission
https://atributetoaustralianchristians.wordpress.com/2013/03/04/australian-inland-mission/

Influential Australian aboriginal Christians
https://atributetoaustralianchristians.wordpress.com/2010/12/14/influential-australian-aboriginal-christians/

Further indigenous Australian Christian resources
http://www.chr.org.au/indigenous.html

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