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1840 - North West - view

prevent white men taking Aboriginal women from their own people by “force, fraud and bribery”

1840 - North West - view

Threlkeld records the language spoken by the “Aborigines in the vicinity of Hunter River, Lake Macquarie etc”. He prints some of them during 1850

1840 - North West - view

He and several other Aborigines were arraigned for burglary

1840 - North West - view

“stand my punishment as a man of honor, though I have done no wrong”

1840 - North West - view

Boney worked and received rations at “Lilburndale” near Sackville Reach during July 1883

1840 - North West - view

He was buried in Rookwood Cemetery

1840 - North West - view

He favoured me several times with his company, and perhaps thought it an honor when he made proposals to me for the matrimonial alliance with one of the members of my family

1840 - North West - view

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

1841 - North West - view

Aboriginal population of the region never again resisted the white occupiers of their land in force

1841 - North West - view

Eventually members of all four communities intermarried

1841 - North West - view

Threlkeld laments the closure of his mission,`the termination of the mission has arisen solely from the Aborigines becoming extinct in these districts ... The thousands of Aborigines ... decreased to hundreds and have lessened to tens and the tens will dwindle to units before a very few years they will have passed away'

1841 - North West - view

Some “natives enquire most anxiously for their blankets” at Stroud. Dungog Magistrate, Thomas Cook , expresses fear that the large number of Aboriginal people in the district – who are without exception quiet and harmless – will get “discontented”

1841 - North West - view

Members of the Maitland Tribe seek and are given asylum at Singleton from the “Paterson blacks” who are at war with them

1841 - North West - view

Threlkeld later explains that the mission is closed “solely from the sad fact that the aborigines themselves had then become almost extinct…

1842 - North Coastal - view

Last blanket distribution in Brisbane Waters and Gosford, 27 men received blankets.

1842 - North West - view

Some townsfolk were reportedly wounded during the “affray”. One was “transfixed by a spear”. When the police arrived, all Aboriginal men quickly “decamped”

1843 - North West - view

The Aborigines Evidence Bill fails to receive sufficient support at the second reading in the NSW Legislative Council

1843 - North West - view

The Maitland Mercury is especially outspoken in support of reform to Acts of “rank injustice” that hold “the blacks…liable to all the pains and penalties of British law, while the protection they derive from it is extremely partial and uncertain”

1843 - North Coastal - view

Charlotte is 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”.

1845 - North West - view

Like the Brisbane Water report, it observes that the local Aboriginal population is diminishing. This effects young and old, with many children seldom living through their first winter and elderly people dying during the last winter of cold and hunger