Alfred William Morrow Settree arrives

Alfred William Morrow Settree arrives in Brisbane Water with his mother in 1829 when he is about 7 years of age. He is the son of James Settree, Captain of the Endeavour. They occupy Portion 16, Parish of Patonga (Woy Woy Bay). As a boy, Alf swims from the point opposite where Woy woy Station now stands to the Woy Woy side. He would cross by means of native canoe to Riley’s Island, then to Bedlam (Saratoga) where he would feast on fish and opossum with the Aboriginal boys. The largest blacks camp in the district is at Bedlam. (Blair, Darkinjung Community, 2003, 10).