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Original Documents on Aborigines and Law, 1797-1840

Document 27

Original Document 27

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



No 18/298 Colonial Secretary's Office

Sydney 21 April 1828


Not having been favoured with a reply to my letter of the 19 th ultimo, respecting the alleged Murder, of certain Black Natives at Liverpool Plains, sometime ago, I am now directed by His Excellency the Governor to transmit to you the annexed Copy, and to request your early attention to it, [in margin "19 March 1828 Copy"]

I have the honor to be


Your Obedient Servant

Alex Mc Leay

Robert Scott Esq. J. P

Glendon , Hunters River



Colonial Secretary's Office,

Sydney 19 March 1828


A Robertson, Esq of Wallis Plains having referred me to you, for information respecting a Massacre of certain Natives alleged to have been perpetrated at Liverpool Plains, some time ago - I am directed by His Excellency the Governor, to request that you will transmit to me any particulars of the same with which you may be acquainted.

I have the honor to be


Your Most obedient Servant


[addressed to]

Robert Scott, Esq.


21 April 1828

Col Secty

enclosing copy of 19 March 1828

natives killed at Liverpool plains

& answer of R Scott Esq thereto

No. 27

enclosures no 1 & 2



[1] This is one of the background documents to the Myall Creek massacre hearings, as to which see R. v. Kilmeister (No. 1), 1838; R. v. Kilmeister (No. 2), 1838; R. v. Lamb, Toulouse and Palliser, 1839.

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