Carter, Roland Wenzel (1892-1960)

Peter Monteath, Sandra Kearney

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Roland Wenzel Carter (1892–1960), soldier and community leader, was a proud Ngarrindjeri man and dedicated leader who made a significant lifelong contribution to the Ngarrindjeri community in South Australia. He was born on 28 February 1892 at Goolwa, South Australia, eldest son of Ngarrindjeri parents Jeffrey Carter and his wife Rose, née Rankine. His early years were spent at Raukkan, known to Europeans as Point McLeay Mission, on the south-eastern shore of Lake Alexandrina. The mission had been established by the Aborigines’ Friends’ Association in 1859 and in 1916 the South Australian government took over its management. Roland was educated at the mission school until the age of fourteen. He later worked as a labourer at the mission and was a member of its Congregationalist Church.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Specialist publicationAustralian Dictionary of Biography
PublisherAustralian National University
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Indigenous Biography
  • Roland Carter


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