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Original Documents on Aborigines and Law, 1797-1840

Index to Aboriginal documents

Aboriginal defendant

Document 41 ; Document 42 ; Document 43 ; Document 45 ; Document 45a ; Document 46 ; Document 47Document 52 ; Document 62 ;Document 48 ; Document 108.

Aboriginal defendant, offence against another Aborigine

Document 41 ; Document 42 ; Document 43 ; Document 45 ; Document 45a ; Document 46 ; Document 47Document 52 ; Document 62 ;Document 48.

Aboriginal defendant, self-defence of land

 

Aboriginal evidence

Document 25 ; Document 42 ; Document 43 ; Document 45 ; Document 45a ; Document 46 ; Document 47Document 52 ; Document 73 ;Document 87 ; Document 105 ; Document 106 ; Document 107 ; Document 48.

Aboriginal land rights

Document 6 ; Document 37 ; Document 47 ; Document 48.

Aboriginal law, recognition of

Document 6 ; Document 35 ; Document 41 ; Document 42 ; Document 43 ; Document 45 ; Document 45a ; Document 46 ; Document 47;Document 52 ; Document 56 ; Document 73 ; Document 48Document 108.

Aborigines, reward for capture of

Document 38.

Aboriginal trackers

 

Aborigines, appearance of

Document 85.

Aborigines, attack by

Document 1 ; Document 2 ; Document 3 Document 4a ; Document 6 ; Document 10 ; Document 12 ; Document 14 ; Document 16 ;Document 33 ; Document 55 ; Document 55a ; Document 60 ; Document 71.

Aborigines, attacks on

Document 33 ; Document 73.

Aborigines, attack on property

Document 4 ; Document 61.

Aborigines, census of

Document 83 ; Document 103a.

Aborigines, character of

Document 6 ; Document 11 ; Document 19 ; Document 21 ; Document 25 ; Document 52 ; Document 55 ; Document 55a ; Document 56 ;Document 65 ; Document 73 ; Document 83 ; Document 85 ; Document 107 ; Document 68a ; Document 70 ; Document 71 ; Document 108.

Aborigines, "civilisation" of

Document 5 ; Document 10 ; Document 53 ; Document 73 ; Document 85 ; Document 68a ; Document 70 ; Document 71 ; Document 81 ;Document 108.

Aborigines, complaints about

Document 19 ; Document 22 ; Document 25 ; Document 30 ; Document 31 ; Document 32.

Aborigines, conviction of

Document 49.

Aborigines, languages of

Document 52 ; Speech of G. A. Robinson Esq. Commandmant of Flinders' Island, 1838; Document 108.

Aborigines, education of children

Document 5Document 68a ; Document 71 ; Document 81Document 108.

Aborigines, good relationship with

Document 83.

Aborigines, harbouring

Document 1 ; Document 4.

Aborigines, healing practices of

Document 83.

Aborigines, help police

Document 2 ; Document 54 ; Document 70.

Aborigines, interpretation and translation

Document 2 ; Document 35 ; Document 52 ; Document 105 ; Document 39 ; Document 108.

Aborigines, investigations of

Document 11.

Aborigines, kidnapping white children by

Document 23 ; Document 25.

Aborigines, killing by (see murder)

Document 4 ; Document 10 ; Document 35a ; Document 36 ; Document 42 ; Document 43 ; Document 45 ; Document 46 ; Document 52 ;Document 55 ; Document 55a ; Document 61 ; Document 62 ; Speech of G. A. Robinson Esq. Commandmant of Flinders' Island, 1838 ;Document 50 ; Document 108.

Aborigines, killing of (see murder)

Document 6 ; Document 10 ; Document 14 ; Document 15 ; Document 15a ; Document 15b ; Document 18 ; Document 33 ; Document 66 ;Document 74 ; Document 83 ; Document 87 ; Speech of G. A. Robinson Esq. Commandmant of Flinders' Island, 1838 ; Document 50 ;Document 108.

Aborigines, legal status

Document 5 ; Document 6 ; Document 8 ; Document 35 ; Document 41 ; Document 42 ; Document 43 ; Document 45 ; Document 45a ;Document 46 ; Document 47 ; Document 56 ; Document 62 ; Document 85 ; Document 87 ; Document 102a ; Document 105 ; Document 106 ; Document 107 ; Document 48 ; Document 50 ; Document 70 ; Document 108.

Aborigines, massacres of

Document 14 ; Document 15 ; Document 15a ; Document 15b ; Document 27 ; Document 27a ; Document 27b ; Document 56 ; Document 74 ; Document 103 ; Document 103a ; Speech of G. A. Robinson Esq. Commandmant of Flinders' Island, 1838.

Aborigines, mission to

Document 37 ; Document 52 ; Document 53 ; Document 56 ; Document 58 ; Document 63 ; Document 65 ; Document 68a ; Document 70 ;Document 67 ; Document 108.

Aborigines, Protectors of

Document 1 ; Document 2 ; Document 35 ; Document 73 ; Document 106 ; Document 107 ; Document 70.

Aborigines, religious beliefs of

Document 81

Aborigines, religious conversion of

Document 35 ; Document 52 ; Document 53 ; Document 54 ; Document 56 ; Document 58 ; Document 65 ; Document 103 ; Document 105 ;Document 68a ; Document 70Document 81

Aborigines, rituals of

Document 83 ; Document 85.

Aborigines, stealing by (see also robbery)

Document 8 ; Document 10 ; Document 12 ; Document 30 ; Document 31 ; Document 32.

Aborigines, stolen generations

Document 5.

Aborigines, tracking by

Document 33.

Aborigines, tracking of

Document 32a ; Document 33 ; Document 83.

Aborigines, threat of incarceration

Document 3.

Aborigines, threat of violence

Document 21 ; Document 25.

Aborigines, whites assisting attacks by

Document 1 ; Document 2.

Aborigines, women

Document 66 ; Document 83 ; Document 70.

alcohol, attitude towards

Document 74.

animals, damage to (or attacks on)

Document 22 ; Document 102 ; Document 103 ; Document 50.

appeal, stay of execution

 

appeals, criminal

 

appeals, fresh evidence

 

assault

Document 8.

Australian spelling book

Document 52 ; Document 39.

Bench of Magistrates

Document 8.

Brooks, W Esq.

Document 30 ; Document 31 ; Document 32.

Bummery (an Aborigine)

Document 41.

Bungaree

Document 83.

Berry, Alexander

Document 83.

Burton J., ambitions of

Document 47 ; Document 48.

Burton J., attitude to Aborigines

Document 46 ; Document 47 ; Document 87 ; Document 105 ; Document 48.

bushrangers

Document 33 ; Document 83.

capital punishment

Document 49.

capital punishment, aborigine

 

capital punishment, attitude to

 

capital punishment, first native born executed

Document 49.

Catholicism

Document 103.

convict discipline

Document 32a.

convict discipline, legal limits on

Document 32a.

convict escape

 

convict escape, assisting

 

convict escape, assisting, penalty

 

convict service

Document 32a.

convicts, harbouring

 

convicts, murder by

Document 66.

calling witnesses

 

delegation of power to settlers

Document 1 ; Document 2 ; Document 4 ; Document 12 ; Document 32.

domestic violence

Document 83 ; Document 85.

domestic violence, among Aborigines

Document 83 ; Document 85 ; Document 108.

Dowling J., appointed Acting Chief Justice

Document 47 ; Document 48.

drunkenness

 

emancipists (see also felony attaint, right to sit on jury)

Document 47 ; Document 48.

emancipists, right to sit on jury (see also felony attaint, right to sit on jury)

Document 47 ; Document 48.

evidence (see also Aboriginal evidence; convict evidence)

Document 36 ; Document 42 ; Document 43 ; Document 45 ; Document 47 ; Document 52 ; Document 87 ; Document 48.

evidence, interpreter

Document 35a.

Forbes CJ

 

frontier law

 

Georges River

Document 3.

Governors' law making powers

Document 73.

Governors' Orders/Proclamations, validity

Document 73.

Gunther, James

Document 81.

Hawkesbury River

Document 1 ; Document 3 ; Document 6 ; Document 102a.

Hunter River

Document 12 ; Document 15 ; Document 15a ; Document 15b ; Document 16 ; Document 18 ; Document 22Document 30 ; Document 31 ;Document 32 ; Document 33 ; Document 56 ; Document 102a.

intoxication (see drunkenness)

 

jury trial (see trial by jury)

Document 36.

Kilmeister Case

Document 87.

Kinchela J., appointment of

Document 47.

Liverpool Plains

Document 27 ; Document 27a ; Document 27b ; Document 74.

Lowe Decision

Document 10 ; Document 14 ; Document 15 ; Document 15a ; Document 15b ; Document 18.

martial law

Document 102a.

Macquarie , Governor Lachlan

Document 5 ; Document 6.

missions

Document 37 ; Document 52 ; Document 53 ; Document 56 ; Document 63 ; Document 64 ; Document 65 ; Document 103a ; Document 104Document 108.

Mosquito (Aboriginal)

Document 3.

murder

Document 14 ; Document 35a ; Document 36 ; Document 41 ; Document 42 ; Document 43 ; Document 45 ; Document 46 ; Document 52 ;Document 55 ; Document 55a ; Document 60 ; Document 61 ; Document 62 ; Document 66 ; Document 74 ; Document 83 ; Document 87 ;Speech of G. A. Robinson Esq. Commandmant of Flinders' Island, 1838; Document 50.

murder, by police

Document 15 ; Document 18.

Murrell, Jack Congo (a.k. Murrill, Murral) an Aborigine

Document 41 ; Document 42 ; Document 43 ; Document 45 ; Document 45a ; Document 46 ; Document 52.

Myall Creek

Document 27 ; Document 27a ; Document 27b ; Document 87.

Myall Creek massacre

Document 27 ; Document 27a ; Document 27b ; Document 87 ; Document 103.

natural justice

 

newspaper reporting

 

New Zealand

Document 83a ; Document 108.

Nunn, Major

Document 103.

Pacific Islands

Document 97.

Parramatta

Document 3 ; Document 68a.

Patrick Plains

Document 8 ; Document 15b ; Document 25 ; Document 74.

police uniforms

Document 54.

police, appointment of

Document 54 ; Document 65 ; Document 70.

police, conduct of

 

police corps, Aborigine

Document 54 ; Document 65 ; Document 70.

Port Phillip

Document 53Document 63 ; Document 74 ; Speech of G. A. Robinson Esq. Commandmant of Flinders' Island, 1838.

rape (sexual assault on child)

Document 66.

rape, attempted

 

reception of English law

Document 6 ; Document 10 ; Document 35 ; Document 41 ; Document 45 ; Document 45a ; Document 46 ; Document 47 ; Document 52 ;Document 56 ; Document 73 ; Document 102a ; Document 105 ; Document 48 ; Document 50 ; Document 70.

reception of English law,  attitude of Burton J.

Document 47 ; Document 48.

reception of English law, evidence

 

reception of English law, interpreting

 

religion

Document 85 ; Document 103.

religion, influence of

Document 103.

reward

Document 38.

robbery (see also stealing, Aborigines ; stealing cattle; stealing crops ; stealing sheep)

Document 8 ; Document 10 ; Document 12 ; Document 30 ; Document 31 ; Document 32.

Robertson, Gilbert

Document 32a.

schools (see also education law)

Document 5 ; Document 68a.

Scott, Robert Esq.

Document 11 ; Document 12 ; Document 14 ; Document 15 ; Document 15a ; Document 15b ; Document 16 ; Document 18 ; Document 19 ;Document 23 ; Document 25 ; Document 27 ; Document 27a ; Document 27b ; Document 30 ; Document 32 ; Document 33 ; Document 38 ;Document 55 ; Document 55a ; Document 102 ; Document 102a.

security on cattle

Document 22 ; Document 50 ; Document 55 ; Document 55a ; Document 56.

separation of powers

 

Shoalhaven

Document 83.

shooting

Document 15 ; Document 16 ; Document 18 ; Document 38 ; Document 50.

squatting

 

squatting, Aboriginal reaction to

 

stealing, cattle

Document 8.

stealing, crops

Document 30 ; Document 31 ; Document 32.

stealing, sheep

Document 36 ; Document 61.

Stephen, Sir Alfred

Document 32a.

Sydney Gazette 

Document 102 ; Document 102a.

Tahiti

Document 97.

Temple , Sergeant

Document 103.

terra nullius

Document 3 ; Document 5 ; Document 6 ; Document 37 ; Document 41 ; Document 42 ; Document 43 ; Document 45 ; Document 45a ;Document 46 ; Document 47 ; Document 48 ; Document 52 ; Document 106 ; Document 107.

Threlkeld, Rev Lancelot E

Document 35a ; Document 41 ; Document 52 ; Document 56 ; Document 58 ; Document 62 ; Document 65 ; Document 66 ; Document 74 ;Document 103 ; Document 103a.

trial by jury (see also Grand Jury; juror; jury)

Document 36.

Van Diemen's Land

Document 4a ; Speech of G. A. Robinson Esq. Commandmant of Flinders' Island, 1838.

wages

Document 32a ; Document 35a.

wages, failure to pay

Document 32a.

Wallis Plains

Document 8 ; Document 14 ; Document 15b ; Document 27 ; Document 27a ; Document 27b.

Wellington Valley mission

Document 81

Windsor

Document 41 ; Document 42.

Witnesses

Document 50

Witticomb, William

Document 4a.

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