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Item: 180629
Surname: Croasby (Indigenous)
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 27 October 1835
Place: Newcastle
Source: Newcastle Court of Petty Sessions, Bench Books, 1833-1836 (Ancestry)
Details: Jemmy, Croasby, Finigan, Betsy and Mary, native blacks charged with drunkenness...Constable William Anthony testified....yesterday evening between five and six oclock the prisoners were drunk and quarrelling in the street. They were very noisy and disturbing the whole neighbourhood. No defence offered. They acknowledged to have been drunk and disorderly. Guilty. Sentenced to pay five shillings each or in default two hours in the stocks


 
Item: 176321
Surname: Crosely (Indigenous)
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1826
Place: Port Stephens
Source: The Present state of Australia: A Description of the Country,etc...Robert Dawson p. 86
Details: Crosely appointed Captain of the great boat (punt) by Robert Dawson. Wore plaid trowsers and jacket which were given as rewards for services.


 
Item: 176322
Surname: Crosely (Indigenous)
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1826
Place: Port Stephens
Source: The Present state of Australia: A Description of the Country,etc...Robert Dawson p 90.
Details: The evening after poor Tony was buried, Crosely (the black captain of the punt) and his companion another black constable called Myall Tom, passed by the store very rapidly towards Byrons hut, their bodies and faces painted or coloured red, their frizzed hair hanging about their shoulders in an unusual manner and armed with their war spears and clubs. Cowell went after them and brought them back, but not till they had searched the hut. Fortunately Byron was absent or his life would have paid the forfeit of his conduct on the prevous day


 
Item: 178774
Surname: Crow (Indigenous)
First Name: Jim
Ship: -
Date: 1860
Place: Maitland Gaol
Source: State Archives NSW; Roll: 2371 Source Information Ancestry.com. New South Wales, Australia, Gaol Description and Entrance Books, 1818-1930
Details: Born 1837. 5ft 1 1/2in, slight build, black hair, eyes, complextion. Native Place Clarence town. Trade - labourer


 
Item: 177031
Surname: Cucumber (Wombowa) (Indigenous)
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 14 June 1849
Place: Singleton
Source: State Library of NSW. Papers relating to Aborigines in the Singleton District, Blanket for Native Blacks, Colonial Secretarys Office
Details: Age 20. On Return of Aborigines to receive blankets


 
Item: 183346
Surname: Customs (Indigenous)
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 3 May 1932
Place: Paterson River
Source: Dungog Chronicle
Details: J.W. Boydell noted that in the summer time the Paterson River blacks ascended the Barrington Tops via the Allyn River Valley


 
Item: 183348
Surname: Customs and Language (Indigenous)
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 3 May 1932
Place: Hunter Valley
Source: Dungog Chronicle
Details: A list of people who had knowledge of aboriginal language and customs in the 19th century.....W.J. Enright, Professor Radcliffe-Browne, Rev. A.P. Elkin, Rev. Lancelot Threlkeld, Mr. Howitt, Dr. Fraser, William Scott, J.W. Boydell, John Hopson, W.W. Thorpe, Alfred Denison, Robert Dawson, Ellar McKellar McKinlay.


 
Item: 39381
Surname: Darby (Indigenous)
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 8 March 1848
Place: Port Stephens
Source: Maitland Mercury
Details: Apprehended by an overseer of Australian Agricultural Company and committed for trial by Capt. King for the assault of a young girl


 
Item: 45023
Surname: Darby (Indigenous)
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 13 September 1848
Place: Wards River
Source: Maitland Mercury
Details: Indicted for committing rape on Elizabeth Lindsay (later Hinton)


 
Item: 45033
Surname: Darby (Indigenous)
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 13 September 1848
Place: Maitland
Source: Maitland
Details: To be tried at Maitland Circuit Court for assault with intent to murder


 
Item: 45382
Surname: Darby (Indigenous)
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 16 September 1848
Place: Gloucester
Source: Maitland Mercury
Details: Present at the attempted rape by Tellighery Jacky on Ann Monaghan


 
Item: 49938
Surname: Darby (Indigenous)
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 16 December 1848
Place: Sydney
Source: Maitland Mercury
Details: Aboriginal. Sentence of death recorded for rape commuted to 15yrs labour on the roads


 
Item: 168720
Surname: Darby (Indigenous)
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1st March 1848
Place: Newcastle Gaol
Source: State Archives NSW; Item: 2/2009; Roll: 757.....Ancestry.com. New South Wales, Australia, Gaol Description and Entrance Books
Details: From Stroud. Admitted to Newcastle gaol. To be tried for having committed a rape upon the person of Elizabeth Lindsay 13th February 1848. Having committed a violent assault with attempt to commit murder on Ann Monaghan on 15 February 1848


 
Item: 169575
Surname: Darby (Indigenous)
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1 March 1848
Place: Newcastle gaol
Source: Gaol Entrance Books. State Archives NSW; Item: 2/2009; Roll: 757 (Ancestry)
Details: An Aboriginal black. Admitted to Newcastle gaol from Stroud. Sent for trial


 
Item: 169593
Surname: Darby (Indigenous)
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 22 September 1849
Place: Port Stephens
Source: The Moreton Bay Courier
Details: It may be within the memory of most of our readers, that, about twelve months ago, two native blacks were tried at the Maitland Supreme Court, on separate charges of rape and attempting that offence. One of these villains, named Darby, was convicted of the capital offence, and sentence of death recorded against him, with an intimation that his life would be spared. The other native, known as


 
Item: 177090
Surname: Darra Doogal (Indigenous)
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 28 September 1943
Place: Dungog
Source: Dungog Chronicle
Details: Mr. J.E. Irwin forwarded the name of the old aboriginal king who lived in the district over 100 years ago. A brass plate was picked up near Melbee when the railway line was being built about 1909 or 1910. It bore the inscription Darra Doogal, The Grange. The Grange is the name of the property at Wallarobba first owned by Mr. Chapman. The railway line passed through the old aboriginal cemetery and evidently King Darra Doogal was buried there plate and all.


 
Item: 176275
Surname: Davey (Indigenous)
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: -
Place: -
Source: King Plates: A History of Aboriginal Gorgets By Jakelin Troy
Details: Davey, King of New England rewarded with a Gorget


 
Item: 176353
Surname: Davey (Indigenous)
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1863
Place: Scone
Source: The Scone Advocate 4 February 1927
Details: King of the Scone tribe. Wore a familiar crescent shaped plate suspended from his neck


 
Item: 72526
Surname: Davey (Yintayintin) (Indigenous)
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1838
Place: -
Source: Threlkeld
Details: b. circa 1820. Of the Peel River tribe. Stockman on Dangar s Myall Creek at time of the massacre


 
Item: 176364
Surname: Davey and Albert (Indigenous)
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1863
Place: Scone
Source: The Scone Advocate 4 February 1927
Details: Kind Davey had a son Albert, who lived with Messrs. Carter Bros at Stewarts Brook for a considerable time. This son who passed away in the Scone Hospital about 1925 was a versatile bushman in his younger days



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