Topics: Events: North West

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1823 - view

Two of the most promising native youths I have met with, are gone into the eternal world…One was the son of the renowned Ben-il-long

1823 - view

Parramatta Institution, was abandoned and moved to Blacktown

1824 - view

The first grant, containing 1 million acres, was chosen by Mr Dawson, the original agent, in the neighbourhood of Port Stephens

1824 - view

This is when conflict is at its most intense. Although not considered as citizens, they are tried in Colonial courts under British law

1824 - view

Aboriginal men were arrested and sent to Sydney for trial for mainly unstipulated offences. They received sentences including incarceration in Sydney gaols or deportation to Van Diemen’s Land

1824 - view

Some were condemned to be hanged

1824 - view

“Great Gathering” of tribes

1825 - view

The natives appear anxious for our settling out here

1825 - view

Biraban becomes Threlkeld’s principal assistant, and a friendship based on mutual respect and affection develops between the two men

1825 - view

Threlkeld to interpret in court cases involving Aboriginals

1825 - view

After killing two white men on Greig’s farm, the perpetrators together with other “Wallumbi Natives” including women return towards Richmond

1825 - view

The blacks assembled to fight, we employed them, and the waging of war was postponed

1825 - view

As the violent frontier pushes many of our mob north, some find Tingha a “safe haven”

1825 - view

I am every way disposed to give all possible facility to your pious endeavours for civilising the poor degraded natives of this country

1826 - view

Aboriginal people living in the Hunter Valley and Hawkesbury-Hunter ranges are taking refuge in elevated hinterland areas

1826 - view

Another fringe landform that Aboriginal people occupy is the large swamps and wetlands that are prominent features of some intensely settled areas such as the Paterson Valley

1826 - view

pproximately two years after the “Bathurst Wars”, frontier clashes mount in the Hunter region

1826 - view

Thousands of convicts are employed to build the Great North Road over nearly 10 years

1826 - view

Richard Wiseman establishes an Inn

1826 - view

Conrad Martens produces two paintings of the Hawkesbury River near Wiseman’s Ferry