Topics: Events: North West

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Lowe is charged with the murder of Jacky Jacky. He stands trial in the Supreme Court. After a court case that centres on the legal status of Aboriginal victims

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Outrages are committed by Natives in the District of Hunter’s River

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Aboriginal men work gathering grapes on Glendon Estate during the nineteenth century

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

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“The black population is as great, if not greater, than the white which cannot be said of any other place in the Colony – They carry wood and water, and in short are the willing servants of the lowest classes

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Hassel in 1897 compiled a book of “Songs by Australian Blacks”

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Solomon Wiseman is granted a lease for seven years to operate a ferry to take passengers, livestock and goods across the river

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first census of Darkinjung people in the Brisbane Waters district

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Aborigines begin to depend on government issued blankets and rations as settlers occupy their lands. This not only prevents them from traditional food gathering and hunting, but also the making of animal skin coats

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A number of these homesteads also become an important area of employment for Aboriginal people in the pastoral industry: Invermain at Scone, Segenoe at Scone, Merton at Denman, and Glendon at Singleton

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In April, records are completed for the 1828 Census. Approximately 40,000 Europeans occupy the “settled districts” of NSW and approximately 3,000 Aboriginal people are counted

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Of the total of 2,979 Aboriginal people recorded as living in “settled districts” in NSW during 1827, nearly half live in the wider Hunter region (approximately 1,412)

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The whole of the outrages may be traced to this…Many lives will be lost on both sides and the Blacks threaten to Burn the Corn

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He later resigned his office as a Wesleyan Missionary on the grounds that he could see no possible means of prosecuting the Mission

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A warrant is issued for the capture of Melville and Harry for alleged murders of Europeans at Glendon

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Melville, Harry and Bulwarra are ordered to surrender. They raise a “war whoop” and shower the policing party with spears

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Aboriginal people are adapting to changing social, economic and cultural conditions. They begin to “come in” to live and work on or near homesteads on or near their traditional lands

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Surveyor and pastoralist, Henry Dangar completes his map of Newcastle

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Bean relates that from late-1827 “many strange tribes had appeared in the district and destroyed the settlers’ crops”. The District Constable dealt with the disturbances by “arming fifteen men and pursuing the Aborigines”

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200 Aborigines, mostly strangers, suddenly arrive on his property and make off with his potato crop. Aborigines again troubled the settlers, pilfering and destroying crops, and even threatening lives