Missions P-Q-R

Name Abstract
Piltawodli Native Location (1838-1845)

The first patch of land reserved for Kaurna people in Adelaide in 1837, where Dresden-trained missionaries (1838-1845) established a school taught in Kaurna and recorded the language sufficiently to afford a Kaurna language revival in the 21st century.

Port Keats Mission 1935-

An MSC mission at Wadeye subject to much dispute between the church and the state and the scene of a colourful adventure narrative by one of its lay helpers.

Port Lincoln (1843-1852)

Several mission attempts were located at Port Lincoln -  Schürman’s Barngarla school at Walalla, North Shields (1850-1852), and the Anglican farm and school at Poonindie (1850- 1875).

Ramahyuck (1862/3-1908)

Presbyterian mission in Gippsland conducted by the Moravian Hagenauer that became a point of attraction for visitors.

Rapid Creek (1882-1891)


Jesuit mission in Darwin, representing the first Catholic institutional presence in the Northern Territory, relocated to the Daly River and considered 'a misery from start to finish'.

Rockhole (1934-1939)

Rockhole was Bishop Raible’s attempt to break out of the mission model and extend the Pallottine presence in the Kimberley. It was very close to Moola Bulla and was completely undermined by the resistance from the Chief Protector of Aborigines.