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Title The Aborigines of Port Phillip, 1835-1839 / editor-in-chief: Michael Cannon ; production editor: Ian MacFarlane
Published Melbourne : Victorian Government Printing Office, 1982


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Description 2 volumes (xviii, 361 pages) : illustrations, facsimiles, maps, portraits ; 27 cm
Series Historical records of Victoria.. Foundation series ; v. 2A
Historical records of Victoria. Foundation series ; v. 2A
Contents Part I, Evolution of British policy -- Ch. 1. Proposals to appoint protectors of aborigines -- Ch. 2. Racial conflict in the year of official settlement at Port Phillip -- Ch. 3. House of Commons Select Committee on Aborigines -- Part II, The Wesleyan Mission at Buntingdale -- Ch. 4. Establishment and early operations of the Wesleyan mission -- Part III, The Government acts -- Ch. 5. Establishing the first government mission 1835-7 -- Ch. 6. Food and clothing for the Aborigines -- Ch. 7. Punishment of Aborigines found drunk, 1836-8 -- Ch. 8. Operations of the government mission, November 1837 to March 1839 -- Ch. 9. First attempt to form a native police corps -- Part IV, Growing conflict with squatters, 1837-8 -- Ch. 10. The disappearance of Gellibrand and Hesse -- Ch. 11. Attacks in the Western District -- Ch. 12. Attacks on the overland routes to Port Phillip -- Ch. 13. Evolution of policy in Sydney, 1838
Summary This second volume takes up the theme of Aborigines in Port Phillip during the official foundation years of 1835 to 1839. Practically every contemporary official document relating to Aborigines in Port Phillip which could be located in Australia and overseas has been included. Nothing of significance has been omitted. So much unique material was found that it has been necessary to break the subject into two parts, for publication as volumes 2A and 2B. The material reveals, sometimes graphically , what can happen when a native race pursuing a tradition-bound nomad existence is suddenly confronted with vigorously expansion, technologically advanced forces backed by their own strongly-held economic, religious and political ideas. It shows the reasons for some of the first serious clashes between the two races and the efforts on the part of missionaries and official forces to overcome enmity in the new settlement
Notes At head of title: Public Record Office, Victoria
Australian Aborigines. Victoria. Port Phillip region, 1835-1839. Readings from contemporary sources (ANB/PRECIS SIN 0619760)
Illustration on lining papers
Bibliography Includes index
Issuing Body At head of title: Public Record Office, Victoria
Subject Aboriginal Australians -- Government relations -- Sources.
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Port Phillip Region (Vic.) -- History -- Sources
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Victoria -- History -- Sources.
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Victoria -- Port Phillip Bay Region -- History -- Sources
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Victoria -- Port Phillip Region -- History -- Sources
Port Phillip Region (Vic.) -- History -- Sources
Victoria -- History -- Sources.
Victoria -- History -- To 1851 -- Sources
Author Cannon, Michael, 1929-
MacFarlane, Ian.
Victoria. Public Record Office.
LC no. 83186245
ISBN 0724182594 (paperbackset)
0724182608 (v. 2A pbk.)
0724182616 (v. 2B pbk)
0724182624 (set)
0724182632 (v. 2A)
0724182640 (v. 2B)
0724182659 (leather set)
0724182667 (v. 2A leather)
0724182675 (v. 2B leather)
Other Titles Historical records of Victoria. Volume 2A : the Aborigines of Port Phillip 1835-1839