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Aboriginal Biographical Index entry

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Aboriginal Biographical Index entry
Title
Aboriginal Biographical Index entry
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Francis Dorante (also known as Durante); born on Erub / Darnley Island, Torres Strait; son of Santiago and Wasada Dorante (Durante); his father was a 'Manilaman' and his mother a Mer woman; brother of Terezito, Napoleon, Evelina, Laura, Antonio, Camilla; went to Keriri / Hammond Island at the age of 14 to live on the mission; married Mary Terese Nicholls; he and Mary had children: Vincent, Veronica, James, Clare, Francis, Bertram, Rosario, George, Owen, Mary-Rose Thecla, Santiago, Sylvia, Clarence and Gerardine; after World War II he lived with his family on Palm Island for a few years; his daughter Rosario, died after an accident there at the age of three years old; in 1952 Frances helped Hislo (Stan) Sabatino to build the church on Keriri / Hammond Island; he was a comical man who loved people, always joking; he spoke Torres Strait Island language; life dates given as 1914-1997; great grandfather to Patrick Mau
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non fiction
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  • Durante, Francis
  • Hammond Island Mission (Qld.)
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Aboriginal Biographical Index entry
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Note
The ABI is a name index to published materials in the AIATSIS Library. Some records refer to deceased people or use words which reflect the attitude of the time or the author and may be offensive
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Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000058835164
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Aboriginal Biographical Index entry
Note
The ABI is a name index to published materials in the AIATSIS Library. Some records refer to deceased people or use words which reflect the attitude of the time or the author and may be offensive
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000058835164
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

Library Locations

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      51 Lawson Cres, Acton, ACT, 2601, AU
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