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Original Documents on Aborigines and Law, 1797-1840

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List of documents in State Records NSW file called "Miscellaneous Correspondence Relating to Aborigines, 1797-1840" (SRNSW: NRS 13696, [5/1161])

First placed online, October 2006


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1        Extract from Orderly Book Depredations of the Blacks. 22 February 1797 Original Document 1

2        Extract from Orderly Book Runaways amongst the Aborigines. 24 November 1797 Original Document 2

3        Extract from Orderly Book Permission to natives to return. 1804 Original Document 3

4        Extract from Orderly Book Murders committed by Aborigines. 1805 Original Document 4

4a        Deposition of Wm Whitticomb re the Natives. 2 February 1806 Original Document 4a

5        Government Proclamation Institution for native Children. 10 December 1814 Original Document 5

6        Proclamation against the natives 4 May 1816 Original Document 6

7        Threlkeld's Volume of Missionary experience (not available online: see SRNSW)

8        Reward and notice to apprehend Jerry 6 August 1824 Original Document 8

9        Edited version of document 8 Original Document 9

10        Report to the Governor on the hostilities of the Black Natives. 1826 Original Document 10

11        R Scott Esq., to Mr McLeay Investigation on conduct to the Aborigines. 1826 Original Document 11

12        R Scott Esq., to Col Sec - enclosing Wall's depositions. 17 May 1826 Original Document 12

13        Copy of document 12 (not transcribed) Original Document 13

14        W Dunn Esq. to R Scott Esq. Native shot - with enclosure. R v Lowe 1827. 26 August 1826 Original Document 14

14a      Enclosure to Document 14 - Original Document 14a

15        Col Sec to R Scott Esq. about Blacks killed by soldiers - with enclosures. 6 September 1826 Original Document 15

15a        Enclosure 1 to Document 15 - Original Document 15a

15b        Enclosure 2 to Document 15 - Original Document 15b

16        Attorney General to R Scott Esq - Aborigines troublesome. 15 September 1826 Original Document 16

17        Copy of preceding without underlining (not transcribed) Original Document 17

18        Col. Sec. to R Scott Esq. - Enquiry on black shot by police. 9 October 1826 Original Document 18

19        G Clavis to R Scott Esq. Complaining of Blacks. 25 March 1827 Original Document 19

20        Copy of document 19 (not transcribed) Original Document 20

21        S Owen - complaining of Jackass and other natives 28 March 1827 Original Document 21

22        Grennie and Singleton - complaining against Natives 28 March 1827 Original Document 22

23        Col. Sec. to R Scott Esq. - white child stolen by Blacks 7 April 1827 Original Document 23

24        Copy of document 23 (not transcribed) Original Document 24

25        R Scott. Esq. to Col Sec - natives troublesome 17 May 1827 Original Document 25

26        Copy of document 25 (not transcribed) Original Document 26

27        Letter between Col. Sec. and R Scott Esq. on the massacres of the blacks at Liverpool Plains - with two enclosures. 21 April 1828 Original Document 27

27a        Enclosure to Document 27 - Original Document 27a

27b        Enclosure to Document 27 - Original Document 27b

28        Copy of documents 27 (not transcribed) Original Document 28

29        No Document 29 Provided

30        Mr. Brooks Esq to R Scott on the black depredations 27 February 1829 Original Document 30

31        Mr. Brooks Esq to R Scott - black depredations, complaining of theft. 27 February 1827 Original Document 31

32        Copy of Brooks letter to Scott 27 Feb 1829 Original Document 32

32a        Robertson's statement re Aborigines to Alfred Stephen 1833 Original Document 32a

33        R Scott Esq. to Col. Sec on the ill-treatment of a native 30 Nov 1833 Original Document 33

34        No Document 34 Provided

35        Copy circular room citing the Aboriginal inhabitants of the British Colonies 1 August 1834 Original Document 35

35a        As to expenses of L E Threlkeld 16 October 1835 Original Document 35a

36        Trial of the native Charley 1835 Original Document 36

37        Grant of land to the Aboriginal Mission Lake Macquarie: 29 January 1835 Original Document 37

38        A Glennie to R Scott Esq.or reward for captive of a native. Shooting of Aborigines. 22 June 1835 Original Document 38

39        First copy of Threlkeld Australian Aboriginal spelling book (not transcribed) Original Document 39

40        Copy of Document 39 (not transcribed)

41        Mr Threlkeld to Atty Genl - blacks request that Jack Congo Murrall should be tried by English February 1836 Original Document 41

42        Draft information against Jack Congo Murrell February 1836 Original Document 42

43        Copy of Plea Information February 1836 Original Document 43

44        Copy demurrer to plea AG's response to plea in Murrell. 1836 Original Document 44

45        Brief for argument on demurrer re Murrell 1836 Original Document 45

45a Hearing notes re jurisdiction Murrell 1836 Original Document 45a

46        Deposition of evidence in the case of Jack Congo Murrell 1836 Original Document 46

47        Judgment of Justice Burton in the case of Jack Congo Murrell February 1836 Original Document 47

48        Arguments and notes for judgment in the case of Jack Congo Murrell. February 1836 Original Document 48

49        List of Blacks tried and convicted and executed since 1827. 1836 Original Document 49 (We will attempt to get a better copy of this document.)

50        Proposed letter by Colonial Sec to Mr Townsend on the shooting of a native. June 1836 Original Document 50

51      Letter to the Governor on the aborigines of Port Phillip. 22 Nov 1836 Original Document 51

52    Threlkeld's report of the Mission to the aborigines at Lake Macquarie. 1836 Original Document 52

53         Copy of letter from Col. Sec to Rev Mr. Ortes on the aboriginal mission at Port Phillip. 10 Dec 1836 Original Document 53

54         Regulation proposed by Mr Londale for the formation of an aboriginal Police Corps at Port Phillip. Oct 1837 Original Document 54

55         R Scott, Esq., Col. Sec. - document on natives at Gwydir complaining that they are hostile. 25 Nov 1837 Original Document 55

55a      James Glennie to R Scott re Aboriginals at Gwydir: murders by the blacks.   25 Nov 1837 Original Document 55a

56         Threlkeld's handwritten report for 1837 of mission at Lake Macquarie. 1837 Original Document 56

58         Copy of Bishop's letter to Mr Threlkeld on the aboriginal mission. 27 Jan 1838 Original Document 58

60         Murder of Mr Faithful's men by the blacks. 28 April 1838 Original Document 60

61         List of whites killed by the aborigines from 1832 to 1838. April 1838 Original Document 61

62         Mr Threlkeld's statement in the case of Long Jack: Threlkeld's report. 1 May 1838 Original Document 62

63         Mr Orton to the Governor on the mission to the natives at Port Phillip. 3 May 1838 Original Document 63

64         Governor's answer to Mr Orton's letter above. 7 May 1838 Original Document 64

65         Threlkeld's letter respecting the proposed aboriginal Police Corps - on the dangers of this. 7 May 1838 Original Document 65

66         Threlkeld's letter to Mr Justice Burton on the treatment of native women by the convicts. 28 May 1838 Original Document 66

67         The Rev. Mr Watson to Mr Justice Burton of the conduct of Messrs.Maughan and Raymond at the Mission Station, Wellington. 2 June 1838 Original Document 67

68         Mr W Cowper to Mr Justice Burton on Wellington Valley. 11 June 1838 Original Document 68

68a      Continuing memoranda - with one enclosure : Cowper's memo re aborigines in NSW. Parramatta and Blacktown - history of missionary activities. 11 June 1838 Original Document 68a

69         Rough draft of Blacks Bill. Based on explicit declaration that they are subjects. June 1838 Original Document 69

69a      Threlkeld's report of Port Macquarie Mission 1838. June 1838   Original Document 69a

70         Rev. Mr Orton to Mr. Justice Burton on the bill for the relief of aborigines. 20 June 1838 Original Document 70

71         Mr Campbell to Mr Justice Burton on the habits of the blacks. 22 June 1838 Original Document 71

73         Proclamation of the Governor for protection of the Aborigines. June 1838 Original Document 73

74         Offences by and against blacks - Supreme Court - enclosing Mr Threlkeld's letter on 20 July on murders between blacks and whites. July 1838 Original Document 74

74a      Enclosures. July 1838  

75         Memoranda of outrages upon the aborigines. July 1838 Original Document 75

79         Rev. Mr Threlkeld to Mr Justice Burton respecting the language, etc of the blacks. 17 Nov 1838 Original Document 79

81         Mr Gunther, Wellington , answers to questions on the mission to the Aborigines. 30 Nov 1838 Original Document 81

81a      Observations of the aborigines   (as in 81). 1838

82         Mr Lawson's account of the aborigines. 1838 Original Document 82

83         Mr Berry's recollection of the Aborigines. 1838 Original Document 83

83a      Memoir of Mohins , N.Z. Original Document 83a

85         Notes on the habits of the Aboriginals of New South Wales. 1838 Original Document 85

86         Notes of outrage committed by the blacks at Port Macquarie, and also memoranda relative to their outrages in the early days of the Colony. 1838 Original Document 86

87         Notes relative to preliminary proceedings in the trial of Kilmeister and Ors. Burton 's notes of the hearing. 27 Nov 1838 Original Original Document 87

97         Letters of Mr Threlkeld on the French invasion of Tahiti. 10 Dec 1838 Original Document 97

102      G Bowman to R Scott with memoranda relative to the early state of the blacks. 5 Jan 1839 Original Document 102

102a    Memorandum to R Scott. 1839 Original Document 102a

103      Threlkeld's report on the aborigines and letter to Burton J. 8 Feb 1839 Original Document 103

103a   Report of the Mission to the Aborigines at Lake Macquarie , New South Wales . Reports on on Supreme Court Trial, Wombarty. 30 Dec 1837 Original Document 103a

104      Remarks on the Constitution and Practice of the Church Missionary Society. Feb 1839 Original Document 104 

105      Letter from Mr Justice Burton to the Sec. of State relative to the aborigines. 17 Aug 1839 Original Document 105

106      Letter from Sec. of State to Mr Justice Burton on the aborigines. 17 Aug 1839 Original Document 106

107      Application of the Committee of the Aboriginal protection Society for the admission of native evidence. Aug 1839 Original Document 107

108      Statement of the Church Missionary Society relative to the New Zealand mission (plus five sets of further papers). 1840 Original Document 108 

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