- 1875-1993 (Creation)
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29 boxes, 1 parcel, 1 tube, 1 album.
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Hilda Tuxworth, MBE, was a long term resident of Tennant Creek. She was the author of several books on the Northern Territory, particularly the Tennant Creek area. She was an interviewer for the Northern Territory Oral History Committee and a contributor to the Northern Territory Dictionary of Biography. One of her contributions was on Mary Ward, the "Missus of Banka Banka" station. Mrs Tuxworth was the mother of a former Chief Minister of the Northern Territory and MLA for Barkly, the Hon Ian Tuxworth.
Collection previously titled as: Papers, 1875-1993
Collection alternatively titled as: Hilda Tuxworth Collection.
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Correspondence, personal papers, newspaper cuttings, photographs, reel to reel tape, diaries of Banka Banka station (1928-1929, 1934-1936, 1941-1943). Collection reflects Mrs Tuxworth's interest in the local history of the Northern Territory.
Banka Banka cattle station, ninety miles north of Tennant Creek, was bought in 1940 by Mary and James Ward and sold to American interests in 1969. The Aboriginal employees on the station were mainly of the Warrumungu tribe.
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This collection may contain culturally sensitive words or descriptions, some of which might not normally be used in certain public or community contexts.
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- Tuxworth, Hilda (Subject)
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Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.; Revised, FF, 05-Mar-2021