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The Aborigines and colonial society in New South Wales before 1850, with special reference to the period of the Gipps administration, 1838-1846

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The Aborigines and colonial society in New South Wales before 1850, with special reference to the period of the Gipps administration, 1838-1846
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The Aborigines and colonial society in New South Wales before 1850, with special reference to the period of the Gipps administration, 1838-1846
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Summary
Three alternatives for Aborigines faced by white mans encroachment, 1) resistance, 2) retreat (trespass on other tribes territory), 3) acceptance of subservience to white man, contact between white population & Aborigines in 1) larger towns (Sydney; depopulation by disease & drink, breakdown of tribal life, Melbourne - physical degeneration, disease, affrays among natives, population figures including Bangerang tribe quoted from Currr, Barrabool Hill tribe from G.T. Lloyd, Jajoutong from Parker),; 2) Nineteen Counties - population, employment of Aborigines on cattle & sheep stations, epidemics of smallpox, measles & influenza, 3) Squatting districts - statistics on conflicts, Faithfull massacre, punitive expeditions, detailed account of Myall; Creek massacre, 1838, competition between squatters & Aborigines for water, problem of wife lending, repercussions of Myall Creek massacre, attacks in the Port Phillip district (Dr. Mackay nr. Ovens River), influence of convict servants on Aboriginal white; relations; missionary ideas of separation of natives for educational purposes, opposing concept of attachment, plans for education, conversion to Christianity, reserves; opinions of Barron Field & Threlkeld on Aboriginal intelligence, phrenology used to explain inferiority of Aborigines, comparisons with half-castes, white attitudes to physical appearance of natives, polygamy, ceremonies, cannibalism, Stirling Castle wreck; official policy embedded in instructions to Phillip, legal status of Aborigines, inequalities in dispensation of justice, setting up of Native Institution, Parramatta, problems in reconciling demands of settlers for protection & difficulties in trying; Aborigines in court (Jack Congo Murral case), events leading to presentation of 1837 Report, recommendations, results, foundation of Aboriginal Protectorate at Port Phillip, personal backgrounds of Gipps and La Trobe, reconciliation of squatters; demands with Aboriginal rights as British subjects; detailed account of trial & execution of Myall Creek murderers, setting up of Border Police, association of assigned servants with Aboriginal women forbidden, restriction of settlement as attempt to reduce racial conflict (Lee case), continued racial; conflict, liquor problem, employment of Aborigines by squatters, difficulties in prosecuting charges of murder by white men; history of Port Phillip Aboriginal Protectorate (work of Robinson & Sievewright noted); problem of Aboriginal unsworn evidence overcome, reduction of blanket distribution, sectarian controversy attitudes of churchmen towards baptism of Aborigines, mixed marriages, religious instruction, Aboriginal land rights (attitudes of humanitarians; & squatters), appendices include a chronology of events 1837-46, lists of conflicts in Liverpool Plains & Wellington Districts, trials of Aborigines 1824-43, government expenditure on Aborigines, statistics of depopulation at Lake Macquarie Mission
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1940-
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Reece, Bob
Dissertation note
M.A. - University of Queensland
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  • Threlkeld, L. E.
  • Field, B
  • Gipps, George
  • Stirling Castle (Ship)
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The Aborigines and colonial society in New South Wales before 1850, with special reference to the period of the Gipps administration, 1838-1846
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  • pls.; tbls.; maps; Typescript; Restricted use
  • An index of selected names from this item is available. To access these names contact the AIATSIS Family History Unit
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M0042706
Extent
xxiii, 291p.
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  • Open access - reading
  • Closed copying & quotation Principal and/or Depositor's permission
  • Not for Inter-Library Loan
System control number
0050836
Label
The Aborigines and colonial society in New South Wales before 1850, with special reference to the period of the Gipps administration, 1838-1846
Publication
Note
  • pls.; tbls.; maps; Typescript; Restricted use
  • An index of selected names from this item is available. To access these names contact the AIATSIS Family History Unit
Control code
M0042706
Extent
xxiii, 291p.
Governing access note
  • Open access - reading
  • Closed copying & quotation Principal and/or Depositor's permission
  • Not for Inter-Library Loan
System control number
0050836

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