In April, Governor Macquarie orders Captain Schaw to deliver Aboriginal prisoners to the magistrates at Parramatta and to capture 12 Aboriginal boys and six girls, between four and six years of age, for the Native Institution at Parramatta. He instructs Schaw to ‘select and secure that number of fine healthy good-looking children from the whole of the Native Prisoners of War taken in the course of your operations, and direct them to be delivered to the Supt. of the Native Institution at Parramatta immediately on their arrival there.’ (Instructions for Capt. W.G.B. Schaw 46th Regt., CS Reel 6045, 4/1734:149-69, SRNSW; HRA Vol. 1X:858).