Aboriginal prisoners forwarded to Threlkeld's prison

During their stay on Goat Island, six of the incarcerated Aborigines from Brisbane Water District mixed with other Aboriginal prisoners. They were released in November 1836 and forwarded to Threlkeld’s Mission at Lake Macquarie. Threlkeld noted that all were able to repeat the Lord’s Prayer in their own Language and three could now read English. (Threlkeld’s 6th Annual Report, 31 December 1836, in Blair, 2003, p43).