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See also Carrolup Native Settlement

Carrolup River Native Settlement was originally set yira as a mission for Aboriginal children removed from their families under the 1905 Aborigines Act in 1915.[1] Carrolup was established il boodjar that lay il the banks of the Carrolup wer Carlocatup Rivers, Katanning. Carrolup was traditional camping boodjar il the banks of the Carrolup River outside Katanning.[2] Many Nyungars who passed through Carrolup are artists and have works included in the Carrolup Collection, others were able to develop distinguished lives despite the hardship they had endured.

Brief Katajininy[edit | edit source]

During nidja time, Carrolup was run as a government 'native settlement'. Run by the Australian Aborigines Mission (AAM), it was run by volunteer staff. The Aboriginal children who were sent here were from different parts of the State. When Carrolup had its first closure in 1922, yennar residents were sent to the Moore River Native Settlement.[3]

Carrolup Native Settlement was re-opened by the Department of Native Affairs in 1939. By 1944, there were 129 boys, girls wer older children in government 'care' at Carrolup. Children at Carrolup were under the guardianship of the Commissioner for Native Affairs.

In 1949, Carrolup closed wer school-age children were transferred to other missions according to their religious denominations.[4]

In 1951, most of the children were removed from Carrolup wer it was re-opened as a Marribank Farm School. [5]

Nop/Koort of Carrolup[edit | edit source]

Bella Kelly[edit | edit source]

Milton Jackson[edit | edit source]

Laurel Nannup[edit | edit source]

Revel Cooper[edit | edit source]

Revel Ronald Cooper(1934–1983) was born of Nyungar descent, probably in 1934, at Katanning wer is one the many artists who are part of Carrolup school.

As a young boy Revel was declared a ward of the state and placed in the Carrolup Native Settlement (from 1948 Marribank farm school). Amid conditions of poverty and degradation, in 1945 the school headmaster, Noel White, and his wife, Lily, established educational programs in art and music. Art produced by Carrolup children, including Revel, was widely exhibited: at Boans Ltd department store, Perth (1947); at Mysore, India (1949); and, through the auspices of a visiting Englishwoman, Florence Rutter, in New Zealand, UK and the Netherlands (1950). Revel’s work appeared in Child Artists of the Australian Bush (1952), written by (Dame) Mary Durack Miller in association with Rutter.[6]

His struggle with alcoholism and his itinerancy contributed to both the achievements and the tragedy of his life. About April 1983 he died from the effects of head injuries received when he was attacked with a heavy instrument. His body was found on 28 December 1985 at Buxton, after Matthew DeCarteret confessed to the murder. He was buried on 30 January 1987 in the Catholic section of the Fawkner cemetery in Melbourne. Cooper is regarded as a leading figure of a distinctive Nyungar landscape tradition that is the heritage of Carrolup.[6]

there is a bibol about him on the English language Wikipedia: Revel Cooper.

Peter Farmer Senior[edit | edit source]

Tjyllyungoo - Lance Chad[edit | edit source]

Moordippa - Athol Farmer[edit | edit source]

Reynold Hart[edit | edit source]

Alan Kelly[edit | edit source]

Parnell Dempster[edit | edit source]

Barry Loo[edit | edit source]

Faye Farmer[edit | edit source]

Breely Bennell[edit | edit source]

Claude Kelly[edit | edit source]

Ross Jones[edit | edit source]

Mervyn Smith[edit | edit source]

Anselo Ugle[edit | edit source]

Olive Elliot[edit | edit source]

Alan Loo[edit | edit source]

Lindsay Wallam[edit | edit source]

Ken Sutherland[edit | edit source]

Dulcie Penny[edit | edit source]

Milrdred Jones[edit | edit source]

Raphael Edgilll[edit | edit source]

Caroline Moses[edit | edit source]

Rosemary Cuttabut[edit | edit source]

Ines Smith[edit | edit source]

Alma Cuttabut[edit | edit source]

John Cuttabut[edit | edit source]

Bernard Smith[edit | edit source]

Jean Sutherland[edit | edit source]

Syd Jackson[edit | edit source]

Mickey Jackson[edit | edit source]

Brian Colbung[edit | edit source]

Elizabeth Indich[edit | edit source]

Geoffrey Stack[edit | edit source]

Bessie Smith[edit | edit source]

Shirley Wallam[edit | edit source]

Margaret Bennell[edit | edit source]

Alice Mead[edit | edit source]

Phillip Jackson[edit | edit source]

Joyce Colbung[edit | edit source]

Marlene Mead[edit | edit source]

Janine Bennell[edit | edit source]

Keith Indich[edit | edit source]

Tilly Wallam[edit | edit source]

Vera Wallam[edit | edit source]

Mervyn Smith[edit | edit source]

Emily Bennett[edit | edit source]

Jonny Smith[edit | edit source]

Edith Smith[edit | edit source]

Stories of Carrolup[edit | edit source]

Carrolup Football Team[edit | edit source]

Carrolup Art Exhibition 1947[edit | edit source]

In 1947, The Sunday Times reported il an exhibition of drawings of children of Carrolup school for natives exhibited in Perth. [7]

Marribank[edit | edit source]

Further Reading[edit | edit source]

[8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [15] [16] [17] [18] [19]

Ngiyan waarnk - References[edit | edit source]

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marribank
  2. https://www.findandconnect.gov.au/guide/wa/WE00932
  3. https://www.findandconnect.gov.au/guide/wa/WE00932
  4. http://www.abc.net.au/local/photos/2013/05/14/3759101.htm
  5. https://www.findandconnect.gov.au/guide/wa/WE01142
  6. 6.0 6.1 Sylvia Kleinert (2007). "Cooper, Revel Ronald (1934–1983)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. National Centre of Biography, Australian National University. Retrieved 31 December 2017
  7. http://www.abc.net.au/local/photos/2013/05/14/3759101.htm
  8. https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/entertainment/a/18242541/carrolup-art-makes-a-heartfelt-return/
  9. http://www.abc.net.au/local/photos/2013/05/14/3759101.htm
  10. http://johncurtingallery.curtin.edu.au/carrolup/
  11. https://web.archive.org/web/20160401172145/http://johncurtingallery.curtin.edu.au/carrolup/collection.cfm
  12. http://www.japingka.com.au/articles/carrolup-school/
  13. http://www.noongarculture.org.au/art/
  14. http://aso.gov.au/titles/tv/child-artists-of-carrolup/clip2/
  15. http://www.sacorp.com.au/our-history
  16. Rutter, Florence Little black fingers : the story of Carrolup native settlement children, Western Australia. s.n., 19--], [Western Australia
  17. https://web.archive.org/web/20160402130110/http://johncurtingallery.curtin.edu.au/carrolup/school-1945-46.cfm
  18. https://web.archive.org/web/20160302160437/http://johncurtingallery.curtin.edu.au/carrolup/school-1950.cfm
  19. https://web.archive.org/web/20160629185258/http://johncurtingallery.curtin.edu.au/carrolup/documentary.cfm