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Original Documents on Aborigines and Law, 1797-1840

Document 14

Original Document 14

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



C ?   Patterson's Plains

26 August 1826


I have the honor to acknowledge your letter of 25th Inst [or Feb] and in reply have sent your copy of the Atty Genls letter to me respecting the black native that was shot. The Atty Genl letter was the first information I had on the subject therefore can give no other [57] explanation on the subject.

I have the honor to be

Your obedt &c

R Scott             M Dun [?]

PS I did not to [?] the Atty Genl Letter until the 20th Inst [?] it was then too late to hold an inquest.


[?] Copy Sydney 29 July [or Feb?] 1825

[in margin]

? ??



Atty Genl Letter was then in ??



?? reported that a black native has been killed and buried   [?] ? the Gov ? Wallis Plains, or between Wallis Plains and Dr Bowmans farm, under peculiar circumstances.   I believe you are aware that no distinction exists in reference to Inquests between the black & white people, I by the power[??] therefore of having the evidence and [?] of the [?] at your earliest convenience.

Sigd S. Bannister


Copy -   Glendon 18 August 26


In reply to your communication of Saturday's date, enclosing the copy of a letter from H. M. Attorney General respecting the death of one of the Aborigines, I beg to state that I think the de   the Atty Genl refers to a native who was brought down from Mr Littles farm by a constable to Wallis Plains & shot & buried there. This native is one of those known to have been concerned in some of the outrages committed in the upper parts of the river.

I have the honor to be


Your Obedient Servant

Rob Scott

[written crossed across the top]

W Dunn

26th August 1826

to R Scott

Native shot

No 14




[1] For the trial of Lowe, see R. v. Lowe, 1827.

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