Newspaper report on an appeal for the church hostel at Alice Springs.

1940 - Newspaper report - Church Hostel at Alice Springs

Concerned at poor conditions and the lack of educational opportunities for children living at “The Bungalow,” Father Smith established St John’s Hotel, Alice Springs, as a residence for bush children while furthering their education.

1941 - St John's Hostel in Bath St - Alice Springs

1942 - St John's College -University of Queensland Shield

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1943 - Father Smith in Army Chaplain Uniform

Desmond Price

WW2 in Central Australia.

Transport camp on the east side of Alice Springs.

1943 - Transport camp on the east side of Alice Springs

1944 - Group of boys ready to leave for St Francis House

Group of children who resided at St John’s Hostel, Alice Springs. Father Smith in center.

1944 - Group of children who resided at St John’s Hostel, Alice Springs

1945 - Father Smith recollections on the war years

1945 - Newspaper Clipping - Home for half-caste and quadroon boys and girls

1945 - Easter Monday - St Francis House boys ready for picnic

1946 - Letter to Editor - The Advertiser - Help for Half-Castes

1946 - Marryatville Primary School - Grade 5

1946 - Marryatville Primary School - Grade 6

1946 - Father Smith Inspects the grounds at Glanville Hall

1946- Glanville Hall

The statue of St Francis, which stood on the altar in the chapel.

1946 - Plaster Statue of St Francis from the chapel

1947 - 21 April - Flyer for ABM meeting at Adelaide Town Hall

27 September - Front page report in Truth newspaper entitled “Abos. Find Fairy God-father.”

1947 - 27 September - Truth - Abos find fairy god-father

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1946 - The Strenuous Saint by P McD Smith

1947 - Father Smith assists Malcolm Cooper and Charles Perkins with their homework at St Francis House

1947 - St Francis House boys group with Father Smith

1947 - St Francis House Boys

Father Smith standing outside St Francis House.

1948 – Father Smith standing outside St Francis House

1948 - 1 November - 1947-48 St Francis House Report by Father Smith

1948 - Aboriginal Children at Mulgoa

1948 - Ethelton Primary School Football Team

Richie Bray and John Moriarty. Note the tower end of St Francis House in the background.

1948 - Richie Bray and John Moriarty at St Francis House

1949 - The News - Part-aborigines prominent in school sports