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Original Documents on Aborigines and Law, 1797-1840

Document 15

Original Document 15

Col Sec to R Scott Esq. about Blacks killed by soldiers - with enclosures . R v Lowe: 6 September 1826



Colonial Secretary's Office

6th Sept 1826


His Excellency the Governor having in a letter to Capt Allman of the 20th ult o directed that Officer, in conjunction with yourself and other Magistrates therein named, to investigate the circumstances attending the killing of three native blacks by the Mounted Police, I am now instructed to inform you, that His Excellency desires this investigation may take place at your residence, as being a more centrial [sic?] situation than Newcastle. Captain Allman has been made acquainted with this arrangement, as well as Lieut. Lowe who is to be present.

I have the honor to be


Your Obedient Servant

Alex M c Leay

Robt Scott Esq


Hunter's River.

[63]   A Macleay

6 Sept 1826

about three blacks killed by soldiers

No 15

Enclosures 1 & 2



[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