The Resource [Letter to Sir G. Gipps], 20th Dec. 1842

[Letter to Sir G. Gipps], 20th Dec. 1842

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[Letter to Sir G. Gipps], 20th Dec. 1842
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[Letter to Sir G. Gipps], 20th Dec. 1842
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Attempts to civilize and protect natives of N.S.W. no real progress; Reports on missions discouraging; Mr. Gunthers report on Wellington Valley is a plain admission of despair; drunkenness increasing and natives gradually swept away by debauchery and other evils arising from intermixture with Europeans; Moreton Bay, Mr. Handt has made little progress and neither children nor adults can be persuaded to stay for any length of time; Lake Macquarie Mission ceased to exist because of the extinction or removal of the natives formerly in its vicinity; Wesleyan mission at Port Phillip notwithstanding expenditure in 1841 of nearly 1300 Pounds acknowledge that they are far from satisfied with the degree of success; In view of this the Col. Sec. has great doubts in continuing the missions; Outrages of most atrocious description often involving considerable loss of life spoken of with lightness and indifference; Re protection of natives the most important essential is to correct the temper and tone adopted towards them by the settlers; Advice on future of missions and protectors; Aboriginal evidence in courts of law
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Stanley, E. G
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  • Gipps, George
  • Günther, James
  • Handt, Johann Christian Simon, 1794-1863
  • Buntingdale Mission (Vic.)
  • Lake Macquarie Mission (N.S.W.)
  • Wellington Valley Mission (N.S.W.)
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[Letter to Sir G. Gipps], 20th Dec. 1842
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Held In; State Library of New South Wales, Sydney; M-A1289
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M0052220
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0074839
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[Letter to Sir G. Gipps], 20th Dec. 1842
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Held In; State Library of New South Wales, Sydney; M-A1289
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M0052220
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0074839

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