Topics: Events: North West

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1818 - view

Bantagran is thus the first Aboriginal to describe the river to a local landholder

1818 - view

The first land grant follows in the early 1820s

1818 - view

He tries to convert some of them to Christianity so they will “go to heaven if they die”. This includes “The old King, Yellowmonday” . They laugh at him and walk away

1819 - view

"Cutting a black native with a knife."

1819 - view

He becomes a notable Aborigine at Rev Threlkeld’s mission on Lake Macquarie and accompanies Leichhardt on his first and second expeditions

1820 - view

Governor Macquarie rewards Mioram (“Myles”) with a breast plate and Howe promises that he can keep a musket

1820 - view

corn season “when they steal large quantities”, they also assist to bring in the harvest

1820 - view

an official system of using Aborigines as guards and trackers to prevent the escape of prisoners

1820 - view

“decorated by the commandant with a brass crescent-shaped plate” to confer on them the rank of “chief”

1820 - view

Burrigan is stabbed by Kirby the following morning when the men panic at the sight of arriving soldiers

1820 - view

In the late 1820s, numerous central coast Aboriginal men become famous for their assistance to the colony, particularly as trackers of runaway convicts

1820 - view

A brass or tin plate with an inscription, is also a great desideratum in their eyes, to hang round their necks

1820 - view

Death of King Burrigan of the Newcastle tribe , from injuries sustained in the recapture of convicts

1820 - view

Three convicts are flogged for “Inhumanely ill treating and cutting a black native and intimidating him against bringing in bushrangers"

1820 - view

Trial and execution

1821 - view

The Governor records not only the growing farming settlement, but also the mobility of Bungaree on whom Macquarie conferred the title of “King” and installed him on a farm at George’s Head

1821 - view

There is a significant number of fatalities among Aboriginal children at the Native Institution

1821 - view

Biraban tracks escaped convicts. He returns to Lake Macquarie and as Biraban he assumes ceremonial leadership among his people, becoming “tribal king” of the district under Governor Macquarie

1822 - view

Missionaries establish a seminary for the instruction of Aboriginal youths

1822 - view

Aborigines live in dread of war with the Kamilaroi , who migrate down the heads of the Hunter