Threlkeld’s view of an Aboriginal Police Corps

Threlkeld’s view of an Aboriginal Police Corps. Letter to Sir George Gipps from Threlkeld, 7 May:“…my opinion respecting…the formation of an Aboriginal Police Corps…There are several amongst the tribes, over which I have some influence, well adapted for such an employment, and M’Gill the Aborigine with whom I conversed on the subject gave me the names of several that would avail themselves gladly of the Employment…and of whose capabilities, I have not the smallest doubt. “Make me the head of them” replied M’Gill, “and not a bushranger shall escape my tribe”. (Gunson in Blair, 2003, 102).