Raiding of the Oliver family's farm

The Oliver family on a farm in Elvina Bay (then Lovett Bay) recall “blackfellows who stole (or as they called it ‘bandicooted’) a whole paddock of potatoes”. Mrs Oliver would place an old musket at the open door to warn the Koori people away. The raiding of farms continues into the 1860s. (Swancott 1968)

  • McCarr's Creek, Pittwater, near Lovett Bay