Lucy Leane writes a petition

Lucy Leane, married to William Leane, having raised 13 children has with her husband developed at 33ha farm and vineyard. She writes to the Aborigines Protection Board this petition: “Your Petitioner … is the only surviving Native Woman of the Georgian River and Liverpool District residing here ever since her birth, 53 years ago. “Being a bona fide Original Native of Australia & of this District your Petitioner requests of you the supply of a boat as granted by Government in all such cases, for the purpose of carrying on trade on the Georges River.” Goodall and Cadzow, Rivers and Resilience, 77. Although the Board rejects her claim the Leanes continue their occupation in the family name until at least 1925. Goodall and Cadzow, Rivers and Resilience, 77-78