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Decisions of the Nineteenth Century Tasmanian Superior Courts

Notice 10 [1831]

Source: Hobart Town Gazette, 19 February, 1831

Hobart Town Gazette, 1831
GOVERNMENT NOTICE
(No. 34)
Colonial Secretary's Office
Feb. 19, 1831

The Lieutenant Governor having had under consideration the report of the Aborigines Committee of the 4th instant, detailing the proceedings of Mr. G. A. Robinson on his conciliatory mission to the Aborigines, with a view of opening an amicable intercourse & friendly communication with the whole of the black population of this Island, feels great pleasure in notifying by a Public Order, that Mr. Robinson has in the opinion of the Committee accomplished in a great measure the objects of his mission, and that in so doing he has manifested the most daring intrepidity, persevering zeal, and strenuous exertion.
As further measures for extending these conciliatory feelings are in course of renewal by Mr. Robinson, the Lieutenant Governor can not refrain from promulgating before his departure the sense entertained by the Government, of the important services he has already performed. A Salary of 250l. per annum will be granted to him from the date of his appointment to this mission, with a gratuity of 100l ; and, as an additional inducement for promoting an object so anxiously desired, and in testimony of the approbation of the Local Government, the Lieutenant Governor is further pleased to direct that a maximum grant of 2560 acres of land, free from all conditions and restrictions, shall be made to Mr. Robinson, in the title of which grant will be fully set forth the honourable services rendered by him to the Government and inhabitants of this colony.
The success which has already attended the conciliatory measures adopted by Mr. Robinson in his intercourse with the Aboriginal natives will, it is most sincerely hoped by the Lieutenant Governor, be the means of inducing other inhabitants to embark, in the same useful cause and it will always afford His Excellency great pleasure to reward with equal liberality any exertions which may prove as beneficial to the Community, and to the Aboriginal natives themselves.
By His Excellency's Comment,
J. BURNETT

Published by the Division of Law, Macquarie University and the School of History and Classics, University of Tasmania