Colebee's Land: Chris Tobin

Chris Tobin describes the school for Aboriginal children established by Governor Macquarie near Parramatta but was moved to Richmond Road. Maria Locke, Yarramundi’s daughter was one of the best known students at The Native Institute. It was built near a land grant given to Colebee. Chris is one of many who have tried unsuccessfully to have the site placed under local Koori control.

Keywords: Identity; education; values; heritage; organisations; early settlement; change, city