William Ridgeway lodges land claim

William Ridgeway lodges an individual land claim at Tea Gardens. As in the case of Willie Price, another Worimi man, Ridgeway gains limited ownership over part of his peoples land when he is granted permissive occupancy over beachfront land at Tea Gardens, on the northern side of the Karuah inlet. It is possible that other such Aboriginal requests to secure land between 1870 and 1905 led to the same outcome. (Goodall, 1996: 80) (Arwarbukarl Cultural Resource Association)