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Place La Grange


La Grange Mission was located at La Grange Bay, 200 km south of Broome. It was established in 1955 by the Pious Society of Missions (Pallottines), a school established in 1957 and children remained guardians of the Commissioner of Native Welfare until 1963. The intention was that it should train and employ Aboriginal youth and adults on a self-sustaining station. It continued as an institution for out-of-home care until 1984 when it became the Bidyadanga Aboriginal Community La Grange Inc. The traditional owners of the land are the Karajarri people. Bidyadanga is now the largest remote community in Western Australia and is home to the Karajarri, Juwalinny, Mangala, Nyungamarta and Yulpartja language groups.

Archival resources

National Centre for Indigenous Genomics

  • Lists of Study Participants and Serology Results, 1963, 04B-08; National Centre for Indigenous Genomics. Details