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1837 - North West - view

Jacques states that a party of 50 to 60 Aborigines approached his house and demanded meat in a hostile manner. He and Rust close the house and barricade themselves inside. During the attack, Rust is hit in the side by a spear

1837 - Central - view

Native Feast

1837 - Central - view

Parramatta Native Feast

1838 - West - view

Aborigines’ Protection Society holds its first meeting

1838 - North West - view

Aboriginal Police Corps…There are several amongst the tribes

1838 - North Coastal - view

Local Central Coast constables spend six nights defending a settler’s farm from Aboriginal attacks.

1838 - North West - view

“Make me the head of them” replied M’Gill, “and not a bushranger shall escape my tribe”

1838 - North West - view

Myall Creek Massacre

1838 - North West - view

The Myall Creek Massacre and the trials of most of the perpetrators mark a devolution of burden of colonial security and punitive expeditions against Aboriginal people from the control of the British garrison to that of settlers and local police

1838 - North West - view

a response by Bishop Broughton is worth noting : he disapproves of mixed marriages on the grounds that the Aborigines are unbelievers

1838 - North West - view

They include the forced removal of Gooris onto mission stations or reserves such as at Karuah and St. Clair (Singleton)

1839 - North West - view

a “young, conceited, self-complacent gentleman” who with “extreme loquacity” advocated summarily flogging “of the blacks without trial”

1839 - North West - view

Lt Charles Wilkes donates this cloak to the Smithsonian Institute in Washington

1839 - North West - view

Their sentence is commuted to two years labour in irons on Coal Island in Sydney Harbour, where they are to be kept in isolation and employed in stone cutting

1839 - West - view

a prize was adjudged

1839 - North West - view

The Wolombi police establishment includes a clerk of court, chief constable, district constable, eight ordinary constables, two watch house [gaol] keepers and a scourger (whipping man)

1839 - North West - view

Myall Creek massacre of 1838, Eliza was outraged by these atrocities. She wrote the lament “The Aboriginal Mother”. This poem is remarkable for her use of Aboriginal words

1839 - North West - view

one living with him although 30 came to the mission

1840 - North West - view

“Little Breeches” assists to track and capture a gang of bushrangers

1840 - North West - view

Native Police inquiry