Birth of Lucy Burns (Byrnes) Cabrogal Clan. She is born in Liverpool and marries William Leane in 1865 at Liverpool. Petition to the Aboriginal Protection Board in 1893 requesting a boat and stating “the petition of your humble petitioner Lucy Leane showeth that she is the only surviving Native woman of the Georges River Tribe and Liverpool districts, residing here since her birth fifty three years ago… being a bona fide native of Australia and this district.” (Kohen 2009)

Birth of James Bowen Budsworth, son of Kitty. He becomes a horse breaker.

Birth of Emma Waldron at Liverpool. She married George Timbery from La Perouse.

Birth of Sarah Knight, her father is James Knight a labourer from Mulgoa and her mother is listed as a Native woman at Mulgoa

A painting by P. H. Phelps, ‘Australian Aborigines, Cabramatta Tribe’ depicts nine men and women. They are identified as 1. Fanny and child 2. Piala (Black Rose) 3. Clara 4. Queen Kitty (Mali) 5. White Polly (Dahlia) 6. Kourban (Cooman) 7. Visitor or Envoy from Richmond Tribe, 8. Jack (real name unknown) 9. King George (George Charles Gilbert) 10. Clara’s boy, 11. Rosa’s girl. Most of the women have been in the Liverpool asylum, (now Liverpool Council Chambers site) as young girls. ‘King George’, furthest on the right, is an ancestor of Karen Maber’s family, Kogarah Bay. The connection illustrates the extent to which the Georges River, like the Hawkesbury, is a fundamental means of getting about for Sydney Aborigines. (acms.sl.nsw.gov.au) (see videos by Karen Maber)


Death of Gilbert (Narmot, Namut) of the Cabrogal Clan, Liverpool.

Birth of George Drummond Gunn in Camden, listed in the 1851 Lists at Camden as “half caste’. He marries Margaret Peggy Barrett (daughter of Nanny) in 1871. Their daughter Mary Barrett is born in 1869 at Camden Park. Elizabeth Jane Gunn is born in 1872, Margaret Matilda Gunn in 1875 and Isabella Ellen Gunn in 1877, all at Camden Park. J L Kohen 2009


Some 100 people attend blanket distribution at Picton.

Birth of Martha Lock. Baptism of John, Mary and Clara Lock. W H Suttor MP is a pupil at Wooll’s school in 1848 and remembers the Lock family. “One of the girls was a servant at our school…, (and) was particularly good tempered and good natured. I am informed that she died of consumption. The males of the family were strong, able young men and were employed as fencers by settlers around that part.” Suttor, R. “Early Christian Missions among our Aborigines” 1889


Artist Phelps draws Cooman and his “Cabramatta tribe”. Cooman holds a shield, boomerang and a woomera with a metal hatchet tucked into his belt. J L Kohen 2009


Birth of James Lock.


62 people of full Aboriginal descent are living in Burragorang Valley, and 11 “half-castes”.

Birth of James Dixon in Liverpool, son of Emma Gilbert and John Dixon (Dublin).

Birth of Mary Matilda Barrett in Camden, her mother is Nanny of the Muringong Cowpastures clan.


Birth of Mary Howard, baptised at C of E District of Mc Donald and Colo. Her mother is Ballendella and she is 15 years of age.


Camden. “The aborigines exhibit with much pride the bounty of' the Government - in blankets of a good quality, which have been issued through the local authorities. These blankets have only been lent to them this year, and have been marked with a Government brand, to provide against the chance of the white people obtaining possession of them.” (Trove, Sydney Morning Herald June 1848)