Subject guide - How to find mission and reserve records

AIATSIS Collections

Jan, 2015
Product type: 
Collection guides

Because of the large number of missions operating in Australia over the years, mission records are widely dispersed across Australia (and overseas).

The AIATSIS Family History Unit has prepared resources on records for Missions, Stations and Reserves for each state and territory.

Mission records held at AIATSIS

We hold some manuscript material from missions. For access to these manuscripts contact our reference desk or the Family History Unit.

Finding aids provide detailed information about the contents of each set of records. These finding aids are available electronically.

AIATSIS Call number: MS 1525
Corporate Author: Aurukun Mission (Qld.)
Title: Aurukun Mission Papers, 1891-1978 / Aurukun Mission
Publication info: 1978
Physical descrip: 35 (17cm) boxes, 1 vol
Access: Closed access - Principal's permission. Closed copying & quotation Principal and/or Depositor's permission.
Access: Open access - reading. Closedcopying & quotation. Not for Inter-Library Loan
Annotation: See finding aid for full details.


AIATSIS Call number: MS 2483
Personal Author: MacKenzie, William Frederick, 1897-1972.
Title: Diaries, papers and photographs relating to the 40 years at Aurukun of the Rev. Bill and Mrs Geraldine MacKenzie
Publication info: Aurukun, N.T. , 1901-1977
Physical descrip: 7 boxes, 33 sheets of maps, tracings and plans; ill., maps
General Note: Maps, tracings and plans filed seperately in map cabinet; Photographs held in the A.I.A.S. photographic collection; See Finding Aid for details
General Note: Includes biography of William Frederick MacKenzie and Geraldine Adelaide Propsting MacKenzie.
Access: Open access reading. Open copying for private study (in accordance with Copyright Act 1968), closed quotation. . Not for Inter-Library Loan
Depositor: John Brown, deposit form filed under Uniting Church in Australia 
Added Author: MacKenzie, Geraldine
Added Author: Uniting Church in Australia


AIATSIS Call number: MS 1620
Corporate Author: Aurukun Mission School 
Title: Childrens creative schoolwork / Aurukun Mission School, collected by J. R. von Sturmer.
Publication info: 1970-1972.
General Note: 4 boxes
Access: Open access - reading. Open copying & quotation. Not for Inter-Library Loan
Added Author: Von Sturmer, John Richard


Call number: MS 1023
Personal Author: Wilson, Robert H.
Title: [Diaries, Nov. 1908- Oct. 1926. Aurukun Nth Qld, Kunmunya W.A., Mornington Island Qld, 1908-1926]
Publication info: 1908-1926
Physical descrip: 6 pts.
General Note: illus.; Holograph (photocopy) and newspaper cutting (photocopy)
Access: Closed access - Library Director's permission. Open copying, closed quotation. Not for Inter-Library Loan
Depositor: Wilson, Andrew R.
Personal subject: Wilson, F.
Personal subject: Wilson, Robert H.
Corporate subject: Aurukun Mission (Qld.)
Corporate subject: Kunmunya Mission (W.A.)
Corporate subject: Mornington Island Mission (Qld.)

Last reviewed: 12 Sep 2016