Violence towards Aboriginal women increases

Violence towards Aboriginal women is also increasing. Threlkeld observes many instances of runaway convicts, stockmen and settlers abducting Aboriginal wives or female children, which creates much resentment and terror in the Aboriginal population: “There are now two government stockmen, that are every night annoying the Blacks by taking their little Girls, and I am now waiting…to get them apprehended, but then, as was the case once before, the evidence of the Black cannot be admitted…they are really terrified to speak. My wonder is, that more Whites are not speared than there are considering the gross provocation given”. (Blair, 2003, 23).