• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE1064

Hunter, Dora

  • Occupation Childcare worker, Community worker


Dora Hunter was raised by two missionaries, Miss Hyde and Miss Butler, firstly at Quorn and then at Eden Hills, South Australia. She started working as a servant in a private home, and later got a job in a kindergarten. Following that, she worked as a Child Care Worker at the Central Methodist Mission in Adelaide for nine years. She did two years’ training in the Aboriginal Task Force at the Institute of Technology in Adelaide, and worked in a Government position as an Aboriginal Community Worker. She has been involved with the Aboriginal Evangelical Fellowship and the Young People’s Branch of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union. She enjoys playing music, and has often played in old people’s homes and children’s homes as well as at church meetings.

Published resources

  • Edited Book
    • Angkiku Bultu: Women's Paths, (compiled by Port Adelaide Girls High School students), Egan, Rosie, 1994(?)
  • Book
    • Some Aboriginal women pathfinders : their difficulties and their achievements, Beeson, Margaret J (compiled by), [1980]
    • Survival in our own land : 'Aboriginal' experiences in "South Australia' since 1836; told by Nungas and others, Mattingley, Christobel and Hampton, Ken, 1988
  • Journal Article
    • Dora Hunter, 1975
    • Miss Dora Hunter., 1981
    • Dora Hunter, 1980
  • Resource

Archival resources

  • AIATSIS Sound Collection
    • Oral histories: Growing up in state and private homes and orphanages in Adelaide / interviewer : Jerry Schwab, 1984-86

Related entries

  • Member
    • Woman's Christian Temperance Union of South Australia (1889 - )
  • Related Concepts
    • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women