Dora Creek

1842 saw the birth of James Ashby, son of Charlotte Ashby (born about 1823) and James Ashby. James Ashby received a land grant at Dora Creek, (Wyee). After Charlotte’s husband died her children were taken away and put into the Benevolent Society Institution and the land confiscated. Charlotte was incarcerated in a psychiatric institution. The family recall that once the police found out they were Aboriginal, they moved them on, saying “She’s only a blackfella anyway”.


Dora Creek
33° 10' 32.9988" S, 151° 29' 4.9992" E
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