Topics: Events: North West

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Billy Kootee lived on the “Sackville Reserve” until the early 1900s and was buried with Bowen’s breastplate

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Black trackers (unnamed) guide a mounted party led by Magistrate Robert Scott of Glendon to capture convict escapees from Castle Forbes in the Singleton area

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Aboriginal people are working as “pullers of maize” for winegrower, George Wyndham at Dalwood in the Hunter Valley

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“Our mob helped build Wyndham Estate , the winery, and my middle name is Wyndham”

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Deeds are later issued for the occupied land at Grace’s settlement on Marra Marra Creek. Sarah Wallace (Ferdinand) purchases three acres

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Returns of Aboriginal Tribes in the Hawkesbury/Lower Hunter districts during 1833 record 80 Aboriginal people

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Jonathan Warner , reports to government the presence of more than sixty warriors from the Maitland-Black Creek area who had come to make “war on the Lake Macquarie tribe

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16 Aborigines are confined in a local watch house after committing robberies

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Returns of Aboriginal Tribes in the Hawkesbury/Lower Hunter districts during 1834 record 58 Aboriginal people

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He escapes and by 1834 is a “bushranger” living with Aboriginal people up at Barraba in the Watagan Mountains

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Aborigines are joining together in plundering expeditions, and are uniting with bushrangers

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One raid begins at “Kurinbong” (Cooranbong near Watagan Mountains) where Aborigines demand tea and flour

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One week later, the Sydney Gazette reports that eleven Aborigines had attacked John Lynch ’s home at Sugarloaf Creek and raped his servant girl. While these men carry guns, spears and waddies, there are many threats to settlers, but very few spearings and no deaths

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many of the small settlers at Brisbane Water are so much alarmed at the approach of the natives as they collect in large tribes, that they are fearful to make the least resistance and allow them to rob them as they please

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With the military to hand, peace returns to the district

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I informed the Blacks of the punishments which had taken place, and desired them to bring in all the Aborigines who had not received blankets

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Many of the Aborigines captured are tried before the Supreme Court in Sydney

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An outbreak of measles in the Brisbane Water District is responsible for a number of Aboriginal deaths

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Return of Aboriginal Natives

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Aborigines of Brisbane Water District could not give testimony, not press charges, juries were exclusively white, and mostly unsympathetic – even prejudicial -- towards them