The Resource Expedition to the Aboriginal tribes of the western interior by the Chief Protector George Augustus Robinson

Expedition to the Aboriginal tribes of the western interior by the Chief Protector George Augustus Robinson

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Expedition to the Aboriginal tribes of the western interior by the Chief Protector George Augustus Robinson
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Expedition to the Aboriginal tribes of the western interior by the Chief Protector George Augustus Robinson
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Chief aim of the war between Europeans and natives Europeans and natives was capture of Big River tribe; Nov. 1835, appointed Commandant at Wybalenna(Flinders Is.); expedition Mar. 1841-Aug. 1841, Wodourois tribe (Geelong district), Colijan tribe (approx. 40 members), near Barwon; Jarcoort tribe (approx. 50), west and north-west of Victoria; Wodouros (Ige. population) occupying north & north-east; Kilambete, proposed site for reserve; Former meeting place at Kilambete to settle disputes & transact other business; Venereal & other diseases common; Causes for rapid decrease in Aboriginal population; Py-ip-gil, Aboriginal name of Port Fairy area; Lake Boloke selected for great annual meeting of tribes of interior; Loughnans Station (Green Hills) on the Merri, once inhabited by Ome-be-gore-re-ge Description of trenches dug out by natives through which mountain streams were made to pass, east of Grampians, area covered; Tonedidjeree-Bullucs, original inhabitantsof Burrumbeep area; Description of coverings used during severe storm (rushes); Tribes living in mountains & adjacent country - Neet-she, Wat-ten-ne, Tonedidjerer, Poit, Teerel, Etoul, yamne-bor-er, Barconedeet, Galgal, Pelerwin, Borum, Pobiberite, Currac, Ponegar, Torn,, Pubbardeen, Caringum, Beeripmo, Boolucberrer &others; Complaints of ill usage, since white mens occupancy of their country; Evil spirits (male & female), inhabit mountains near Larnejeering; Disposal of dead; 1) bury 2) burn 3) leave bodies to be devoured by wild dogs 4) palce bodies to be biers or raised framework in trees & in cavities of rock; Ashes of dead wrapped in skin, bones worn as amulets; National & sectional calls - Aborigines can distinguish by the cry country to which person belongs without seeing him; Galgal & Pellerwin - mere sections of Jarjowerong nation; Description of laments for dead of Parin-bullucs; Love of gymnastics, especially wrestling; Description of ways of challenging enemy (or friend) to fight, addiction to cannibalism (qoutes Sievewright), June 1841
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1867-1943
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Kenyon, A. S.
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Expedition to the Aboriginal tribes of the western interior by the Chief Protector George Augustus Robinson
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M0046041
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42p.
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0066056
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Expedition to the Aboriginal tribes of the western interior by the Chief Protector George Augustus Robinson
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Typescript
Control code
M0046041
Extent
42p.
System control number
0066056

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