Born: April 1884, Saltcoast, Scotland
Died: 5 December 1986, Adelaide, South Australia
Dr Charles Duguid, MA, MB, ChB, FRACS was educated in and studied medicine at Glasgow University Scotland, where he also taught for a period before migrating to Australia in 1912. He founded the Ernabella ‘Mission to Aboriginies’ in 1936 with the cooperation of the South Australian Government. The mission is now supported by the Presbyterian Church of Australia. He was known as “the friend of the Aboriginies” and was awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1970 for his missionary work.
The South Australian Museum Archives contains photographs that were copied before they were donated to the National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. The collection also contains artwork created by Australian Aboriginal Children in the period around 1946 and publications.
The Ara Irititja Project has a complementary collection of Ernabella records.