Elder tells of pathways leading to and from St Clair Mission

An unnamed elder tells of pathways leading to and from St Clair Mission. As part of a heritage pathways study for the Hunter Valley region, this elder tells that people whose traditional land encompass the Hunter Valley form a significant proportion of the St Clair Mission population: Darkinung, Wonnarua, Awabakal and Worimi. After the mission closes, some families travel elsewhere while others establish a tin shanty camp on the Singleton Common (the Reddonbery camp) until Housing Commission Houses are built in Singleton many years later. In relation to the Singleton Boys Home, after it closes during 1924, 10 of 46 boys go with the Manager to Brungle. The remainder are taken to Kinchella. Further pathways are forged when the APB places 170 girls into distant work situations and 2,775 pounds in its own trust account from the girls wages. (Pathways across the Hunter, 20)