Angas, Marjorie Alice (AA 676)

Marjorie Angas

Born: c1919
Died: 1997, Adelaide, South Australia

Marjorie Angas, a social worker, worked for the South Australian Aborigines Department and Department of Aboriginal Affairs from 1957 to the 1970s. She became involved in a project to identify and assist Australian Aboriginal people affected by Huntington’s Disease, a genetic disorder which was introduced into the Ngarrindjeri community when a white man suffering from the disease married an Aboriginal woman in the late 19th century. To assist in the identification of possible sufferers of the disease, Angas compiled a large collection of births, deaths and marriages records and other data relating to Aboriginal family history.

The South Australian Museum Archives contains Aboriginal family history records, photographs, research materials and documentation.