Potory-Minbee - crimes committed

By 1834 this changed. Potory-Minbee appears to be one of the many Aborigines that were attacking livestock and stealing from the few settlers in the district. Of a number of robberies and “depredations” on stock during late-1834, two are possibly the most disturbing. On 25 October, a large party of Aborigines robbed the home of Alfred Jaques, and he and his convict servant, William Ross were driven from Jaques’ house by three groups estimated to number 80 to 90 Aboriginal men throwing stones and a spear. One week later eleven Aborigines attacked John Lynch and family at their home at Sugarloaf Creek. Servant girl, Margaret Hansall was allegedly abducted and raped.