Governor Sir Thomas Brisbane - writes

Governor Sir Thomas Brisbane writes: “I have intended to employ missionaries for the Aborigines. I have ordered that 10,000 acres of land [about 7000 ha.] situated in the said colony be reserved for the use of the Aborigines. The (authorities) are empowered to convey for a term of years or in tail [entail], or free simple any portion not exceeding 30 acres to any Aboriginal native man or youth or woman, or the offspring of Black or white parents. Subject to this consideration that the same land shall not be sold or given to any white person.”

  • Thomas Brisbane