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Original Documents on Aborigines and Law, 1797-1840

Document 16

Original Document 16

Attorney General to R Scott Esq - Aborigines troublesome: 15 September 1826


Sydney 25th Sept 1826


I have reported to His Excellency the Governor that I had received information from you that, in your opinion, the disturbances on the Hunter's River district are likely to continue - and that you are recently arrived from the spot.

You mentioned some other circumstances relative to the military being in an apparent difficulty and in activity - which I did not think it right to report, unless I should receive a written permission from yourself, that I could consider this latter communication [69] to be official. If I am entitled to view your general statements as not private ones I feel that I have a very unpleasant duty to perform.


I am Sir

Your Obedient Servant

J. Banister

To Robert Scott

15 Sept 1826

 from Atty Gen

to R Scott

aborigines [???]

No 16

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