Topics: Events: North West

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many Aboriginal people, including his grandmother and great-grandmother, were sent to Redournberry by the Singleton council when the St Clair Mission closed in 1923

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Sackville Reach Reserve , which closed in the 1940’s

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Myall Creek massacre

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Waterloo Creek and Myall Creek massacres in 1838

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the role of the land council to care for and protect Darkinjung country “to honour the people who died in vain for this country

1789 - view

A smallpox epidemic sweeps through the coast people

1793 - view

They spear and kill a white man

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party of settlers in the Sackville Reach region is driven back by intense Aboriginal attack

1795 - view

By 1799 barracks are built and housing for the commanding officer of the military

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The first incident of Europeans being tried for murdering Aborigines takes place following the murders of two teenage Aboriginal boys in the Hawkesbury district

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surviving Aboriginal girls. She establishes a Sydney schoolhouse for them

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A settler from Portland Head on the Hawkesbury River presents a petition signed by many settlers to Governor King requesting permission to shoot any natives on their farms

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Land grants are issued at the confluence of the Colo and Hawkesbury River during the early 1800s

1804 - view

Troops are sent into the valley to subdue those Aborigines who fight to defend their land and families: spears against rifles is a complete mismatch

1804 - view

a company of troops sent from Sydney on a punitive expedition kill “not less than 400 blacks” in the Hawkesbury Valley

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stop the attacks along the Hawkesbury

1804 - view

they do not want “to be driven from the few places that were left on the banks of river, where alone they could procure food

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King promises that no settlements will be made LOWER down the river

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Men in fringe camps sometimes agree to guide punitive expeditions against Aboriginal people on the basis that they will be permitted to take women after their men are killed

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ergeant Obadiah Ikin lived peacefully with local Aborigal people. After the massacre, he sells his land