Men absconded from Threlkeld's mission

While these men were liberated conditionally on the basis that they were to settle on and not leave Threlkeld’s Mission without a pass, the whole absconded the following morning to Brisbane Water leaving part of their clothing behind them. (Letter to Alexander L’Leay from Threlkeld, 17 Nov 1836, Dixson Library, in Blair, 2003, p44). All were in dread of recapture. (Threlkeld’s 6th Report, in Blair, 2003, 44)