The Resource Minutes of evidence, Committee for the Affairs of the Aborigines, Hobart, 1830

Minutes of evidence, Committee for the Affairs of the Aborigines, Hobart, 1830

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Minutes of evidence
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Minutes of evidence
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Committee for the Affairs of the Aborigines, Hobart, 1830
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Mr. G. Espie - sheep killed at Bashan Plains; John Brodie - spearing by natives & robbing of hut at Meads Bottom; Blue Hills a resort of natives; 3.3.30; Gilbert Robertson - 2 tribes at Blue Hills, one heading for Oyster Bay, the other westward; natives do not move at night for fear of moon; claims that Oyster Bay & Big River natives to be of same tribe & hostile to northern groups; Details of capture of Umarow at Maloneys Sugar Loaf; Many Oyster Bay natives killed by Dalrymple tribe; Belief that breach of faith towards Mosquito by the Government caused subsequent outrages, mentions Mosquitos prowess with boomerang; Mr. Robertson evidence disputing reputed massacre by men of 40th Regt.; 9.3.30; James Hobbs - Attacks & depredations near Jerusalem; bushrangers Lemon & Brown committed atrocities upon natives; selling of women to sealers for 4 or 5 seal carcasses; Aborigines of V.D.L. treacherous & cruel; habit of sending women as spies before an attack; Natives take less care of female than male children; tribes have different languages but understand each other; 10.3.30; Mr. Kelly - Attacks on Lt. Bowens party at Risdon in 1804 & Gov. Collins party at Hobart Town; 300 natives seen at Browns River in 1806; Estimates native population as 7000 in 1815, 5000 in 1830; Natives of south & west superior to others; Natives from South Cape to Cape Arimm build better huts & wear moccasins; Mr. Brodribb - Aborigines give women for bread; Natives from east do not go further westward than Abyssinia; Natives do not lay up stores & have been known to eat kangaroo skins; do not eat sheep, but kill them; Thos. Anstey Recent atrocities by east & west tribes; Rev. Knopwood - Details of native attack on Bowens party at Risdon; natives cross from east to west in March; 16.3.30; Edward White - eye-witness account of Risdon attack; Robert Evans - attacks at Muddy Plains; 17.3.30; Large appetites of natives, mentioning infant of 8 months, still breast fed, who ate a whole kangaroo rat & commenced eating a crawfish; believes natives would eat sheep if they knew how to skin them, scraping of kangaroo & opossum clean before roasting
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V.D.L. CSO Reports, v.17
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Mosquito
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Minutes of evidence, Committee for the Affairs of the Aborigines, Hobart, 1830
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http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/default.aspx?detail=1&type=S&id=CSO1
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  • Held in State Library of Tasmania: TSA.CSO1/1/332/7578/
  • For more information see: Guide to the Public Records of Tasmania, Section One, Colonial Secretary's Office by P R Eldershaw
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M0032995
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0056264
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Minutes of evidence, Committee for the Affairs of the Aborigines, Hobart, 1830
Link
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/default.aspx?detail=1&type=S&id=CSO1
Publication
Note
  • Held in State Library of Tasmania: TSA.CSO1/1/332/7578/
  • For more information see: Guide to the Public Records of Tasmania, Section One, Colonial Secretary's Office by P R Eldershaw
Control code
M0032995
System control number
0056264

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