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The Kormilda College site has had 4 major uses since 1942. Our images are of the period of time prior to 1989.

The War Years 1942-45

107 Army General Hospital occupied the site from 1942 -1945 providing a hospital service for civilians, Japanese prisoners of war and army personnel. The Australian graves were later taken to the Adelaide River War cemetery.

The Luxury Years Approx. 1946 - 1966

Qantas utilised the site post-war to provide a welcome rest for passengers journeying to England and Europe.

Kormilda College 1967 – 1988

In March 1964, Betty H Watts and Jim D Gallacher released their report on Aboriginal schooling in the Northern Territory aka Watts/Gallacher Report.

“progress towards assimilation does not necessarily imply cultural unity. Modern societies can, and must, tolerate differences within their population; indeed cultural diversity is one of the major means of the enrichment of a society. This justifies a consideration of the Aboriginal culture in planning the educational programme…if it [schooling] ignores the background from which the Aboriginal child draws spiritual and emotional nourishment, it becomes an empty, superficial thing, shut off from the main current of the child’s life and exerting little or no influence upon him.”

The decision to establish Kormilda College was a direct result of its recommendations and efforts to gain full equality of educational opportunity for Aboriginal children. On Monday, 11 September 1967, Kormilda College was opened under the Department of Welfare, NTA with Graeme Benjamin as its first principal.

Kormilda College 1989+

The running of the school was officially handed over to the Anglican and Uniting Church, continuing to grow as both a Day and Boarding Secondary College, but no longer for indigenous students only. From August 24 to Sunday August 30 Kormilda College celebrates 20 years of their management.

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Collection's Items (Sorted by Submit Date in Descending order): 1 to 20 of 263
PreviewIssue DateTitleOther titleAuthor(s)
Celebrating 20 Years Kormilda.pdf.jpg1-Jan-2009Celebrating 20 years of teaching and learning as an Anglican and Uniting Church College 1989 to 2009-- Request Copy
Tangini 2015.pdf.jpg1-Jan-2015Tangini 2015-- Request Copy
Tangini 2014.pdf.jpg1-Jan-2014Tangini 2014-- Request Copy
Tangini 2011.pdf.jpg1-Jan-2011Tangini 2011-- Request Copy
Tangini 2008.pdf.jpg1-Jan-2008Tangini 2008-- Request Copy
Tangini 2007.pdf.jpg1-Jan-2007Tangini 2007-- Request Copy
Tangini 2006.pdf.jpg1-Jan-2006Tangini 2006-- Request Copy
Tangini 2005.pdf.jpg1-Jan-2005Tangini 2005-- Request Copy
Tangini 2004.pdf.jpg1-Jan-2004Tangini 2004-- Request Copy
Tangini 2003.pdf.jpg1-Jan-2003Tangini 2003-- Request Copy
Tangini 2002.pdf.jpg1-Jan-2002Tangini 2002-- Request Copy
Tangini 2001.pdf.jpg1-Jan-2001Tangini 2001-- Request Copy
Tangini 2000.pdf.jpg1-Jan-2000Tangini 2000-- Request Copy
Tangini 1999.pdf.jpg1-Jan-1999Tangini 1999-- Request Copy
Tangini 1998.pdf.jpg1-Jan-1998Tangini 1998-- Request Copy
Tangini 1997.pdf.jpg1-Jan-1997Tangini 1997-- Request Copy
Tangini 1996.pdf.jpg1-Jan-1996Tangini 1996-- Request Copy
Tangini 1995.pdf.jpg1-Jan-1995Tangini 1995-- Request Copy
Tangini 1994.pdf.jpg1-Jan-1994Tangini 1994-- Request Copy
Kormilda College 1993.pdf.jpg1-Jan-1993Kormilda College Year book 1993-- Request Copy
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