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# Surname First Name Ship Date Place Source
177480 (Indigenous) Tomahawks - - 19 October 1932 Pantaloon Bay near Dora Creek, Lake Macquarie Sydney Mail
Stone tomahawks discovered by V. Taylor, which had been unearthed from a large mound of cockle shells which had been disturbed by heavy storms

168658 (Indigenous) Tools - - 21 March 1865 Lochend (near East Maitland?) MM
In 1865 the Maitland Mercury reported the finding of an aboriginal tomahawk at Lochend (there was a Lochend near East Maitland and also at Lake Macquarie).....A Buried Aboriginal Tomahawk - Most of our readers have doubtless seen the curious stone tomahawks of the aborigines, with their finely sharpened edges. Last week one of them was dug up out of a paddock at Lochend, which has been in cultivation for more than twenty years probably -but the present tenant happening to dig deep with the spade, disinterred the buried stone in very good condition.

72514 (Indigenous) Tracker - - 6 February 1838 Port Stephens Sydney Gazette
Constable Conway tracked robbers Lampshaw, Harrigan with assistance of aborigine from the area

182044 (Indigenous) Trackers - - 18 Augusts 1826 Newcastle NSW Courts Magistrates, Newcastle Police Court: 1823-1825, 1826-1827 (Ancestry)
John McNichol, in service of Charles Griffiths charged with theft and absconding from his masters service. Charles Griffiths states - the prisoner was assigned to me last week. I purchased a pair of shoes for him, for which I paid twelve shillings; I also gave him a blanket. On Tuesday last he absconded from my farm taking away the blanket and shoes. I also lost at the same time a bag, a knife, 2 balls of cotton, 3 silver spoons about ten pounds of flour and seven pounds of beef. I cannot say the prisoner stole these articles but they disappeared about the same time that he did. Thomas Bishop constable, being sworn states - I was sent in pursuit of the prisoner. On my way to Wallis Plains I met Mr. Sparke s shepherd who told me that McNichol had been at his hut and had exchanged with him a blanket for a shirt. I took the blanket form him. He told me McNichol had gone to Wallis Plains. I followed and found him there and took him into custody. I was assisted in the pursuit by two black natives. I took the shirt from him. That and the blanket are those before the court. The shoes now produced were on his feet at the time I took him. The prisoner admits having taken the blanket and shoes - states they were given to him by Mr. Griffiths. Denies knowledge of the other articles. John McNichol sentenced to 3 years in a penal settlement

182904 (Indigenous) Trackers - - 24 April 1833 Invermein Invermein Court of Petty Sessions. Deposition Books 1833 -1834 (Ancestry)
James Godber per ship Manlius, assigned to Stephen Coxen and James Fitzpatrick per ship Jane also assigned to Stephen Coxen, charged with stealing in a dwelling house. John Bingle states - Early on Thursday morning my servant called me stating that the harness room had been robbed of saddle and bridles and the groom s clothes. I got up and found it correct. I then sent to the Mounted Police to inform them of the robbery; they came up and we found fresh tracks near the building; we procured three native blacks and put them on the tracks near the building which had been robbed which is used as a store, barn, coach house, harness room; likewise used as a dwelling house by my servants. We followed them on and traced them into one of the huts at Mr. Coxen s. I then ordered the men who lived in that hut to be brought to me. I examined their shoes and found them to correspond with the tracks; taking the men back some distance to satisfy myself I left them in charge of the farm constable and proceeded on the same tracks from the hut; we traced them twice across the brook and then through Mr. Coxen s paddock to his sheep station where we found concealed in the sheep dung a four bushel bag containing the property stolen from my harness room, consisting of a new saddle and bridle, breaking in gear, grooms clothing, all taken out of my harness room which I swear is my property with the exception of the saddle which is the property of Dr. MacCartney at present residing with me. The value of which exceeds five pounds. Mr. Bingle further states that there were a few nails in the heels and tow of one of the tracks the latter rather remarkable which exactly corresponded with the shoes the men had on when I took him back to prove them; the other tracks had been trodden a little to one side which also corresponded with the other man s boot. Corporal Keeling of the Mounted Police states - On Thursday morning the 25th inst. Mr. Bingle sent a message down to me to inform me that he had been robbed. I immediately went up the weather being wet, I thought I could easily come upon the tracks. Mr. Bingle with myself went round the farm in search of tracks and came upon two tracks leading to the place which had been robbed. We got three native blacks which I put on the tracks and followed them to one of Mr. Coxens huts where we questioned the men. Mr. Coxen states - a pair of trousers now produced were found in a waterhole yesterday behind my garden and near the hut where the prisoners reside. I have reason to believe that they belong to the prisoner Fitzpatrick from the circumstance of their being ship trowsers and there being none of the kind on the farm with the exception of one other pair which are still in the possession of the proper owner and have been altered to fit him. I obliged the prisoner Fitzpatrick at his work that day he had the trowsers now produced on in comparatively a clean condition to what they are at present being a wet day he was employed indoors handing tobacco. I remarked next morning when he came out to work he had on a clean pair of trowsers. The prisoner Godber denies the charge and says that the print did not correspond with his boot. The prisoner Fitzpatrick denies the charge and says that most of the men on the farm have their shoes made from the same last. The Bench direct the prisoners shall be committed to take their trail at the Supreme Court. George Elery and Charles James charged with being accessories to the robbery on Wednesday night last, the Bench determine that although the circumstances are very suspicious against them they would not be warranted in committing them for trail They therefor discharge them.

176316 (Indigenous) Treatment of natives - - c. 1857 Morpeth Wharf A voyage to Australia and New Zealand, including a visit to Adelaide ... By John Askew
In the midst of the bustle incidental to landing (at Morpeth) two natives came on board to help in removing their luggage ashore. One of the firemen the most brutal of the lot, who annoyed us so much on the previous night had a great antipathy to the natives by whom he said he ws once nearly murdered. When this man saw these poor harmless creatures come on board, he struck the foremost down with his fist, and with as little compunction as if he had been felling a bullock. The other native jumped upon the wharf to avoid similar treatment. The more compassionate of the crew lifted up the poor bleeding native who was severely cut above the left eye and carried him ashore

168783 Abraham (Indigenous) - - 1845 Butterwick, Clarence town etc Australia Birth Index (Ancestry)
Birth registered at Butterwick/ Raymond Terrace district

176244 Abraham (Indigenous) - - May 1835 Phoenix hulk State Archives NSW; Roll:189 New South Wales, Australia, Gaol Entrance Books
Long Dick, Jack Jones, Abraham and Gibber Paddy admitted to the Phoenix Hulk under sentence of 4 years in an iron gang at Goat Island for robbery

5898 Abraham (Indigenous) Brisbane Water - - 25 October 1834 Brisbane Waters R v Long Dick, Jack Jones, Abraham & Gibber Paddy
Aboriginal indicted for stealing property of Alfred William Jacques and William Ross. Found guilty.

57494 Abraham (Indigenous) Brisbane Water - - 19 May 1835 Brisbane Water Sydney Gazette
Sentence of death recorded against Long Dick, Jack Jones, Abraham and Gibber Paddy for stealing property belonging to Alfred William Jacques

165657 Abraham (Indigenous) Brisbane Water - - 9th August 1838 Brisbane Water Registers of Coroners Inquests and Magisterial Inquiries (Ancestry)
Died of natural causes

182483 Abraham (Indigenous) Brisbane Water - - 28 April 1835 Brisbane Water Gosford (Brisbane Water) Court of Petty Sessions, Letter Books, 1826 - 1874 (Ancestry)
Correspondence from Magistrate Jonathan Warner re depositions of William Rust, Moses Carroll and George Turner against aboriginal natives Jago, Paddy and Abraham who had been forwarded to Sydney gaol

182545 Abraham (Indigenous) Brisbane Water - - 9 September 1838 Wyong, Brisbane Water Gosford (Brisbane Water) Court of Petty Sessions Bench Books, 1835 - 1842
Enquiry relative to Abraham, black native....G.K. Mann states - I recollect having seen the deceased whose name I believe to be Abraham in a very debilitated state. About a fortnight ago he was suffering from decline and I ordered him to call for some medicine. It was reported to me last night that his man had died between 12 and 2 o clock yesterday at the saw pits. Today I have seen the corpse at the saw pits and I am of opinion that he had died from the disorder above mentioned as he appears in the most emaciated state and apparently had no arks of violence about him... Joseph Ball having been sworn stated - I and Allcock have been working at the saw pits lately. The deceased came to the saw pits on Tuesday last; he was then very ill. He remained til yesterday about 11 o clock then went away for some rations. When we came back about 2 we found him dead. He has been ill to my recollection about two years past. Peter Allcock states...I knew the deceased. He came to the saw pits on Friday night, he was very ill then. He has been very ill a length of time. We went for rations. When we returned about three hours afterwards we found him dead. No blacks were with him that day nor any one but ourselves that I know of. I and Bell buried him today after the Police Magistrate had viewed the body. There were no marks of violence on him.

168793 Annie (Indigenous) - - 1851 Hexham Australia Birth Index (Ancestry)
Daughter of Jane. Birth registered at Hexham

72520 Ash Island (Indigenous) - - 1834 July Newcastle NHJ
Lieutenant Henry Zouch went to Ash Island to try to restore calm after a native was shot by a constable

166482 Ash Island (Indigenous) - - 30 September 1826 Newcastle The Australian
The tribes of Aboriginal natives, in and about the district of Newcastle, are estimated, as we are informed, at, nearly one thousand strong. If these were to act in concert, it may easily be seen that they would be rather awkward customers to deal with, in a fight where even muskets were opposed only to waddies and spears. They never, we believe, assemble in greater numbers than two or three hundred at a time if even so strongly as that. There are six tribes under the chiefs McGill, Wolungal, Jemmy, Chagc, Cockee, and Mullet. Each tribe contains from one hundred and fifty to two hundred. Then respective stations, from which they receive their names, are at the Coal River, Ash island, Reid s Mistake, Tugarah Beach, Sugar Loaf, and Kangaroo. They are pretty quiet just now. The dressings they lately got has tamed their spirits a little and may eventually render them either good subjects or peaceable allies

166487 Ash Island (Indigenous) - - 11 October 1834 near Newcastle SG
SINCE the publication of our last number, we have heard from good authority that that part of Mr. HALL S letter to the Attorney General, respecting the shooting of the Aboriginal Natives on Baker s Island, near Newcastle, is erroneous. Our authority is one of the jury who sat on the inquest; and he informs us that the evidence adduced was to this effect: petty pilfering had been carried on to a considerable extent, for a long time, by some of the natives on Ash Island, and Baker s Island. Some of the servants of the settlers there were set to watch for, and apprehend the aggressors; one of whom, accidentally meeting with the servant of a Mr. PLATT, who was armed with a gun, watched his opportunity, and attempted to take it from him; in the struggle the gun went off and the native was killed, but there was not a tittle of evidence to show that the death was other than accidental. With respect to the indiscriminate shooting the natives which has been alleged to have subsequently taken place; we are assured that the report originated in their circumstance that some seamen belonging to the brig Craigevar, remained on Baker s Island during the night after the native was shot, for the protection of the family on whose premises the accident took place, and discharged fire-arms at intervals, in order to deter other natives from approaching the neighbourhood, to take revenge for the death of one of their brethren. Mr. BROOKES, though present at the inquest, took no part whatever in the examination of the witnesses, but merely gave evidence, as a surgeon, respecting the cause of the death of the deceased native. This transaction is altogether distinct from what is alleged to have taken place at Port Stephens; though, from its being mixed up with the latter affair, in Mr. HALL S letter to the Attorney General, it would appear to be merely a part of a regularly organized system to destroy the aborigines..

156548 Ashby (Indigenous) Eliza Jane - 1853 4 December Hexham Australian Births and Baptisms - Family Search Historical Records
(part Aboriginal) Baptism of Eliza Jane, daughter of Joseph and Charlotte Ashby(born 31 October 1853)

177437 Atare (Indigenous) - - - Paterson River district Fifty Years Ago; An Australian Tale by Charles de Boos
Description of three natives of the Paterson River district - Macomo (the leader); Atare and Opara

184745 Attunga (Indigenous) - - 3 August 1932 Peel River district Sydney Mail
A few miles away across the Peel river is the village of Attunga, the name of which in the aboriginal language means main camp. In reality the main camp of this particular Peel River tribe of blacks was at a spot now known throughout the district as the Melon Hole. This place is between the river and the main road not far from Gidley.

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