George Thornton's view on Aboriginal settlements

The Aborigines Protection Board is established. The chairman, George Thornton, wants to clear some Sydney regions of Koori people, for instance, Circular Quay, but he believes that Aboriginal reserves should be established so that Koori people can form homesteads and grow crops. Goodall, Invasion to Embassy, p 89

William Rowley petitions the Aborigines Welfare Board to provide boats to the La Perouse community, though he continues to live near where he was born, the other side of the Bay, at Weeney Bay.

  • Tom Williams senior with his son Tom at Salt Pan Creek - 1923
  • Gillum Moore, Charlie Golden, Jane Timbery and local children