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1816 - South West - view

retaliation to attacks upon farms

1816 - North West - view

Their land became the “infant settlement” at “the black town” on Richmond Road, later renamed Plumpton

1816 - South Coastal - view

punitive expeditions

1816 - South West - view

massacre 14 Tharawal and Gundungurra men, women and children

1816 - West - view

capture 12 Aboriginal boys and six girls, between four and six years of age, for the Native Institution at Parramatta

1816 - North West - view

Governor Macquarie issues a Proclamation forbidding Aborigines to carry offensive weapons within proximity of white settlement

1816 - South West - view

Further repressive measures follow the Cataract River slaughter

1816 - West - view

promises to grant ‘small parcels of land to such of them [Aborigines] as are inclined to become regular settlers’

1816 - North West - view

Bidgee Bidgee and Harry , Nurragingy and Colebee , act as guides. As their reward, the latter two receive land grants on the Richmond Road, which become “the Black Town”

1816 - South West - view

A reward of £10 is offered for anyone bringing any of them in, dead or alive

1816 - West - view

He promises Nurragingy and Colebee a joint grant of 30 acres at South Creek (now Blacktown)

1816 - North West - view

Captain James Wallis arrives as third Commandant in Newcastle two months after he commanded his 46th Regiment against Aboriginals near Airds and Appin and received the thanks of Governor Lachlan Macquarie for his “zealous exertions and strict attention to the fulfilling of the instructions”

1816 - South West - view

Each of the Aboriginal guides is given a ‘Complete Suit of Slops - Blanket, 4 Days Provisions, Half Pint of Spirits and Half Pound of Tobacco

1816 - North West - view

A large number of warriors hurling their spears makes clear that they intend to repulse the Europeans from the mouth of the Hunter River

1817 - North West - view

He establishes a punt to ferry travellers

1817 - North West - view

passes through many fires burning on ridgelines. He blames this obstructive behaviour on the Mellon natives behind and the Hawkesbury natives ahead

1818 - North West - view

Bantagran not only saves the lives of party members but opens an invaluable dialogue between Singleton and elders of Hunter Valley tribesmen

1818 - North West - view

Singleton abandons the idea of crossing the mountains in view of what Mu:pi reports. A dash to this large river seems risky

1818 - North West - view

Bantagran is thus the first Aboriginal to describe the river to a local landholder

1818 - North West - view

The first land grant follows in the early 1820s