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Original Documents on Aborigines and Law, 1797-1840

Original documents on Aborigines and law, 1797-1840

Documents about law and indigenous people, 1797 to 1840. Contains transcriptions and digital images of handwritten and printed material composed by government officials, judges and missionaries.

The documents

Index to documents

Introduction to documents

Searching the full text of these documents: use the Google search box at the bottom of the page on the related website. It will bring up documents from this collection as well as case law of colonial NSW.

Robinson speech 1838, VDL

Error reports (Please let us know of errors you might find in our transcriptions)

Other documents concerning law and indigenous people

Case law concerning Aborigines from early NSW (look for "Aboriginal" or "Aborigines")

Case law concerning Aborigines from early VDL (look for "Aboriginal" or "Aborigines")

Other cases

Published by the Centre for Comparative Law History and Governance of Macquarie University, and State Records NSW