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Abel to Aborigines (1820)



ABEL, Mrs. Came free per "Hibernia", 1824

1824 Apr 7

Arrived at Sydney per "Hibernia"; with one child (Reel 6013; 4/3511 p.403)

1824 Jun 2

On list of passengers on board the "Hibernia" (Reel 6059; 4/1774 p.69a)

ABEL, William (Junior) see ABLE, William (Junior)

ABEL, William (Per "Pitt", 1792) see ABLE, William


ABELL, Henry

1824 Jan 8

On list of persons in Van Diemen's Land recommended for grants of land being young men native born (Reel 6017; 4/5782 p.29)

ABELL, Robert

1794 Feb 20

On list of all grants and leases of land registered in the Colonial Secretary's Office (Fiche 3267; 9/2731 p.18)


ABERCROMBIE, John. Per "Henry", 1823


On list of convicts mustered in the service of Robert Crawford; in 1823-25 (Fiche 3126; 4/1841A No.176 p.151)

1825 Nov 21

Convict in the service of Robert Crawford of Sydney at the last two musters (Reel 6016; 4/3516 p.9)

ABERNETHY; ABERNEATHY,Hugh Stuart (Per "Princess Royal", 1823) see ABURNETHY, Hugh Stuart

ABERY, William (Per "Marquis of Wellington", 1815) see ABREY, William


ABLE, Benjamin. Housekeeper, Government House, Windsor

1818 Feb 14

Salary of Able and his wife as housekeepers at Government House, Windsor, paid from the Police Fund (Reel 6038; SZ759 p.442)

1819 Feb 20

His salary as housekeeper at Windsor paid from the Police Fund (Reel 6038; SZ1044 p.13)

ABLE, Francis. Former Sergeant, 102nd Regiment and 8th Royal Veterans Battalion; first arrival as soldier per "Marquis Cornwallis" 1796, returning as a free settler per "Canada" 1817; of Windsor

1820 Jun 28

Memorial (Fiche 3013; 4/1823 No.1)

1823 Apr 9

Memorial (Fiche 3059; 4/1834A No.1 pp.1-4). Reply, 28 Jun (Reel 6010; 4/3508 p.595)

1824 May 29

Memorial (Fiche 3075; 4/1836A No.1 p.1)


ABLE, William (Junior). Born in the Colony; settler in Van Diemen's Land


In index to land grants in Van Diemen's Land (Fiche 3262; 4/438 p.2)

1824 Jan 8

On list of persons in Van Diemen's Land recommended for grants of land in extension or addition to first grants; listed as Abel (Reel 6017; 4/5782 p.26)

ABLE, William. Per "Pitt", 1792; settler in Van Diemen's Land

1804 Jan 6

Land at Norfolk Island transferred to from Thomas Murphy (Fiche 3267; 9/2731 p.73)


In index to land grants in Van Diemen's Land (Fiche 3262; 4/438 pp.1, 2)


On list of persons who have had lands measured in Van Diemen's Land but have not received their grants (Reel 6048; 4/1742 p.297)


On list of persons owing quit rents in Van Diemen's Land; for land in the Districts of New Norfolk & Melville and at Port Dalrymple (Fiche 3270; X19 pp.2, 27)

1824 Jan 8

On list of persons in Van Diemen's Land recommended for grants of land in extension or addition to first grants; listed as Abel (Reel 6017; 4/5782 p.26)

ABLETT, John. Settler at Bathurst

1818 May 9

On list of new settlers recently sent to Bathurst who are to receive land on the north bank of the Macquarie River; appears as Abbott (Fiche 3266; 9/2652 p.42)

1818 Oct

One cow issued to from the Government Herds at Bathurst as donation to encourage agricultural pursuits (Reel 6031; 4/7028A p.145)

1818 Oct 27

On return of horned cattle issued from the Government Herds between 8 May 1814 & 9 Jan 1819; donation to encourage agricultural pursuits at Bathurst (Reel 6048; 4/1742 p.41)

1820 Mar 10

Received payment at Sydney for meat and grain delivered into the Commissariat Stores at Bathurst (Reel 6049; 4/1744 p.384 & 4/1745 p.33)


Signatory to petition from settlers at Bathurst re having their grain received into the Stores (Fiche 3041; 4/1828 No.16); statement of grain they wished to deliver (Reel 6065; 4/1798 p.109)

1821 May 24

Store receipts of for wheat paid at Bathurst (Reel 6051; 4/1748 p.166)

1823 Dec

Animal food received from. On return of animal food delivered to the Bathurst Stores, 12 Apr 1822 to 2 Dec 1823 (Reel 6017; 4/5783 p.492)

ABLETT, John. Per "Earl Spencer", 1813; landholder at Evan

1824 Dec 6,10

Memorials for a ticket of occupation and a grant of land (Fiche 3075; 4/1836A No.2 pp.5-10). Reply, 13 Jan 1825 (Reel 6014; 4/3513 p.252)

1824 Dec 28

Government servant assigned to in the District of Evan (Reel 6063; 4/1785 p.52a)

1825 Jan 20

Settler at the Nepean River. Memorial with Thomas Weyham for a ticket of occupation (Fiche 3118; 4/1840B No.7 pp.51-2). Reply, 28 Apr (Reel 6014; 4/3514 p.183)

1825 Jan 25, Mar 29

Government servants transferred from in the District of Evan (Reel 6063; 4/1785 pp.183a-b)

1825 Mar 9

On list of persons who have received orders for grants of land (Fiche 3266; 9/2652 p.84); on list of lands granted and reserved by Sir Thomas Brisbane (Fiche 3269; 9/2740 p.2)

1825 Apr 6

Enquiry to the Bench of Magistrates at Windsor whether the characters of Ablett and Thomas Weyham entitled them to a ticket of occupation (Reel 6014; 4/3514 p.17). Reply, 9 Apr (Fiche 3118; 4/1840B No.7 p.47)

1825 Apr 26

Signatory to a memorial by magistrates, settlers and stockholders of the District of Evan praying that the common near Castlereagh, recently given to Captain King on a ticket of occupation, be returned to its former purpose (Reel 6017; 4/5782 pp.299-301)

ABLETT, Jeremiah (Per "Mangles", 1822) see HARTNETT, Jeremiah


ABOO-BOOKER. Sailor, "Phatisalam"

1822 Jan 14

On list of part of the crew of the "Phatisalam" provided for by Captain Dillon from their arrival at Port Dalrymple until sent to India or otherwise disposed of (Reel 6051; 4/1749 p.131)

1822 Apr 13

On statement of the time that Peter Dillon, master of the "Phatisalam", was entitled to subsistence for his shipwrecked sailors (Reel 6009; 4/3505 p.165)

ABORIGINES see also BATHURST, Magistrates; CANOES; PARRAMATTA, Native Institution; under names of individuals


1796 Feb 22

Government & General Order re settlers to give mutual assistance re attacks by; white men with; assistance by settlers to Aborigines prohibited (Reel 6037; ML Safe 1/18b)

1797 May 13

Public notice requiring deserters, believed to have joined with natives to commit depredations upon settlers, to surrender within fourteen days or be liable to immediate execution without trial (Reel 6037; ML Safe 1/18b)

1797 Nov 24

Government and General Order re white men living with (Reel 6037; ML Safe 1/18b)

1801 May 1-1802 Jun 30

Due to hostile acts by Aborigines in Parramatta, Georges River & Prospect Hill area, settlers ordered to drive Aborigines in those districts away by firing at them (Reel 6037; SZ988 pp.5-7 & SZ989 pp.76-7)

1802 Jun 30

Proclamation re conciliatory treatment of Aborigines (Reel 6037; SZ989 pp.78-9)

1802 Oct 25

Vagabonds instigating natives to violence (Reel 6037; SZ988 p.80)

1802 Nov 22

Re measures to be taken against Aborigines in Georges River district (Reel 6037; SZ988 pp.87-9)

1805 Aug 18

Re committal of Bull Dog and Musquito to Norfolk Island (Reel 6040; ML Safe 1/51 p.41)


Memo from Governor King to Governor Bligh re the natives (Fiche 3312; 5/3822.6A pp.30-1)

1810 Nov 6

Re hostility of natives towards soldiers passing between Port Dalrymple and Hobart; need to reach an understanding (Reel 6003; 4/3490A p.130)

1814 Jun 11

To Bent re investigation of murder of woman and children by soldier of 73rd Regiment (Reel 6004; 4/3493 p.187)

1814 Jun 18

Re conflicts between settlers of Bringelly, Airds and Appin and natives of the mountains adjoining those districts (Reel 6038; SZ758 pp.501-5)

1814 Jul 21

Party of twelve Europeans and four natives to form an expedition against hostile natives (Reel 6044; 4/1730 pp.213-6)

1814 Jul 22

Expedition against five natives believed to have murdered settlers (Reel 6044; 4/1730 pp.218-23)

1814 Jul 22

Masters of men chosen to join expedition against natives to release them immediately (Reel 6044; 4/1730 pp.224-30)

1814 Jul 22

List of four friendly natives and twelve Europeans to accompany John Warbey and John Jackson on an expedition in pursuit of hostile natives (Reel 6044; 4/1730 pp.231-2)

1814 Aug 17

Re permission for Mosquito to return to Sydney from Van Diemen's Land (Reel 6004; 4/3493 p.251)

1814 Dec 10

General Order establishing Native Institution at Parramatta (Reel 6038, SZ759 pp.11-14; Reel 6039, SZ756 pp.599-602; Reel 6045, 4/1735 p.24 [part only])

1814 Dec 10

Notice of meeting of Governor, Committee and Aborigines re establishment of Native Institution (Reel 6038; SZ759 pp.14-15)

1814 Dec 10

Establishment of school for Aboriginal children at Parramatta; also portion of land to be set aside for instruction of adult Aborigines in agriculture (Reel 6044; 4/1730 pp.341-5)

1814 Dec 14

Circular to magistrate re Native Institution and assemblage at Parramatta (Reel 6004; 4/3493 p.395)

1814 Dec 31-1819 Jan 2

On returns of horned cattle issued from the Government Herds between 8 May 1814 & 9 Jan 1819 (Reel 6048; 4/1742 p.55)

1815 Dec 4

Approval of establishment of Native Institution (Reel 6045; 4/1733 pp.115-6)

1815 Dec 29

Huts of John Blaxland's servants plundered and their lives threatened by body of 150 natives; request for relief (Reel 6045; 4/1733 pp.128-9). Reply, 29 Dec (Reel 6004; 4/3494 p.298)

1816 c.Apr

List and memorandum re Aborigines in the Richmond District (Reel 6065; 4/1798 pp.49-50)

1816 Apr

Lists of hostile natives (Reel 6065; 4/1798 pp.43-4)

1816 Apr

List of white and black guides employed with Captains Schaw and Wallis (Reel 6065; 4/1798 p.45)

1816 Apr

List of guides to accompany Captains Schaw's and Wallis' and Lieutenant Dawe's detachments on expeditions against hostile natives (Reel 6065; 4/1798 p.47)

1816 Apr 9

Twelve boys and six girls to be selected from prisoners of war of a punitive expedition and sent to Native Institution (Reel 6045; 4/1734 p.164)

1816 Apr 9

Circular to magistrates re action to be taken against Aborigines in various districts for cruelties and excesses committed (Reel 6004; 4/3494 pp.448-9)

1816 Apr 9

Instructions for Captain W G B Schaw, commanding a detachment of the 46th Regiment, to proceed into the interior to apprehend and punish Aborigines guilty of outrages near the Nepean, Hawkesbury and Grose Rivers (Reel 6045; 4/1734 pp.149-68)

1816 Apr 9

Punitive expedition against hostile natives to be carried out by Captain W G B Schaw, Captain Wallis and Lieutenant Dawe (Reel 6045; 4/1735 pp.1-13)

1816 Apr 22

Instructions by Governor Macquarie re hostile Aborigines at Bathurst (Reel 6065; 4/1798 pp.35-7)

1816 Apr 30

Detachments of 46th Regiment to return from expedition against hostile natives (Reel 6045; 4/1735 pp.20-1)

1816 May

Report of expedition of detachment of 46th Regiment against hostile natives in the Cowpastures district (Reel 6045; 4/1735 pp.29-32)

1816 May 4

Proclamation of Macquarie to counter hostile actions of Aborigines; forbidden to carry offensive weapons; providing for permanent settlement and land grants; passes; education and annual feast day (Reel 6039, SZ756 pp.602-7; Reel 6038, SZ1044 pp.218-25; Reel 6045, 4/1735 pp.22-3 [part only])

1816 May 7

Hire of horse, cart and man by Lieutenant A G Parker during expedition against hostile natives (Reel 6045; 4/1735 pp.42-3)

1816 May 8

Report on expedition of detachment of 46th Regiment against hostile natives in the Nepean, Hawkesbury and Grose valleys (Reel 6045; 4/1735 pp.33-41)

1816 May 8

Expedition to be made against hostile natives in the Bringelly district by Sergeant R Broadfoot commanding detachment of 46th Regiment (Reel 6045; 4/1735 pp.44-9)

1816 May 9

Account of expedition against hostile natives by Captain J Wallis; also report by Lieutenant A G Parker of his activities in the expedition (Reel 6045; 4/1735 pp.50-62)

1816 May 9

Circular to magistrates transmitting proclamation re Aboriginal hostilities (Reel 6004; 4/3494 p.483)

1816 May 23

Report of expedition against hostile natives (Reel 6045; 4/1735 pp.72-3)

1816 Jul 20

Proclamation of state of outlawry of ten natives (Reel 6038; SZ1044 pp.226-31)

1816 Jul 30

General Order re depredations of a black native known as Dewal or Dual and his exile to Port Dalrymple (Reel 6038; SZ759 pp.232-3)

1816 Oct 19

Settlers unable to live on farms in Hawkesbury district owing to hostility of natives (Reel 6046; 4/1736 pp.140-2)

1816 Nov 1

Proclamation revoking and annulling hostile operations against Aborigines (Reel 6038; SZ1044 pp.232-4)

1816 Dec

Listing committee members of the Institution for Civilization, Care and Education of Aborigines or Black Natives of New South Wales (Reel 6046; 4/1736 p.42)

1816 Dec 21

Public Notice re proclamation of Natives Feast Day (Reel 6038; SZ759 p.299)


Encounters with Aborigines during John Oxley's expedition to trace courses of Lachlan & Macquarie Rivers (Fiche 3277, SZ1047 pp.7, 18-9; Fiche 3278, SZ1048 pp.134-5, 184-6, 188-9, 207)


Bungaree, Port Jackson Aborigine, accompanied P P King on his voyage to survey north and northwest coasts of Australia (Reel 6034; SZ7 pp.226-94)

1817 Apr 25, Jul 21

Encounters with Aborigines in Western New South Wales described by Allan Cunningham (Reel 6034; SZ7 pp.177-8, 323)

1817 Apr 27

List of Aboriginal words & their English equivalents compiled by John Oxley (Fiche 3277; SZ1047 pp.9-10)

1817 Jul

Descriptions of burial sites by John Oxley (Fiche 3278; SZ1048 pp.125, 127, 156-8)

1817 Jul 29,30, Aug 14,15

Description of grave site by Allan Cunningham; includes sketch (Reel 6034; SZ7 pp.329-30, 338-9)

1817 Dec 13

Notice re postponement of day of the Annual Assembly of the chiefs and native tribes at Parramatta (Reel 6038; SZ759 p.417)

1817 Dec 27

Notice re Governor meeting the native chiefs and tribes at Parramatta on 1 Jan 1818; he would inspect the children at the Native Institution at the same time (Reel 6038; SZ759 p.420)


Attacks by on the north coast (Reel 6068; 4/1814 p.50f[ix])

1818 Jan 8

Re accommodation and clothing for Aboriginal girl, companion of Michael Howe, a bushranger in Van Diemen's Land (Reel 6005; 4/3497 p.294)

1818 Feb-May

Encounters with Aborigines on the north and northwest coasts of Australia by Allan Cunningham & crew of "Mermaid" (Reel 6034; SZ7 pp.246-9, 258-60, 273, 282-3)

1818 Mar 5,6

Land marked out at Camden to be assigned to group of Aborigines under protection of John McArthur (Fiche 3276; SZ1046 pp.4-5)

1818 Mar 21

Re retention of Aboriginal girl, companion of Michael Howe, at Sydney (Reel 6006; 4/3498 p.109)

1818 Jun 13,16

Encountered by Oxley on his journey down the Macquarie River (Reel 6068; 4/1814 p.50c [vi-vii, ix-xi])

1818 Nov 1

Oxley reporting on attacks by Aborigines near Port Stephens (Reel 6068; 4/1814 p.50e)

1818 Nov 7

General Order prohibiting inhabitants from giving spirits to Aborigines (Reel 6039, SZ756 p.185; Reel 6038, SZ759 pp.515-6; Reel 6047, 4/1741 pp.89-90)

1818 Dec 19

Notice re Annual Conference with chiefs and tribes of the natives at Parramatta (Reel 6038; SZ759 pp.546-7)

1818 Dec 28

Account for disbursements made by Mr Hassall for Native Annual Feast at Parramatta (Fiche 3303; 5/3821.2 pp.6-7)

1819 Jan 2

Cow issued at Parramatta from the Government Herd for Aborigine Natives Annual Feast (Reel 6031; 4/7028A p.167)

1819 Jan 13

Cattle donated for slaughter at native feasts (Reel 6048; 4/1742 p.38)

1819 Jan 25

A vocabulary of the language of Macquarie Harbour tribe compiled by Allan Cunningham (Reel 6034; SZ7 p.xxxiv)

1819 Jan 25

Encounters with Aborigines at Macquarie Harbour, Van Diemen's Land, by Allan Cunningham (Reel 6034; SZ7 pp.xxxiii-xxxv)

1819 Jan 30

Re arrival of Duale in Sydney from Van Diemen's Land per "Sindbad" (Reel 6006; 4/3499 p.296)

1819 Mar 23

Captain Bernard granted permission to take a native black boy to England (Reel 6006; 4/3500 p.51)

1819 Apr 10

Two Aborigines, Mille and Warrell, recommended for rewards (Reel 6020; 2/8130 pp.187-8)

1819 May 31

Guides in Charles Throsby's expedition of exploration rewarded (Reel 6038; SZ1044 p.50)

1819 Jun, Jul

Encounters by Allan Cunningham with Aborigines on north east coast of Australia, including sketches and descriptions of their canoes and shields (Reel 6034; SZ8 pp.26-9, 33, 37-8, 41)

1819 Aug

Sightings of by Cunningham (Reel 6034; SZ8 pp.59, 62)

1819 Aug 24

Seven natives paid from the Police Fund as donation for apprehending bushrangers (Reel 6038; SZ1044 p.88)

1819 Sep

Re giving breast plates to Aborigines who accompanied Charles Throsby on his expedition (Reel 6020; 2/8130 pp.238, 248)

1819 Nov 22

Contract to build a house for Narragingy, Chief of South Creek Tribe (Reel 6020; 2/8130 p.303)

1819 Dec 4

Notice re Natives Annual Feast Day at Parramatta (Reel 6038; SZ1044 p.122)

1819 Dec 6

Petition re public meeting to extend the work of the Native Institution on behalf of the Aborigines (Reel 6048; 4/1743 pp.164-8)

1819 Dec 6

Proposal for reservation of land as settlement for the Aborigines where useful arts and religion could be taught (Reel 6048; 4/1743 pp.157-63)

1819 Dec 28

Account for goods supplied to natives (Reel 6048; 4/1743 pp.188-9)

1820 Jan 1-1822 Dec 28

Cattle issued for the Government Herds for the Natives Feasts and to the Native Institution for the service of black natives recently married in the Church at Parramatta (Reel 6031; 4/7028B p.16)

1820 Jan 18

Plans for the improvement of the Native Institution and for the education and civilization of the Aborigines (Reel 6049; 4/1744 pp.115-29)

1820 Jul 21-2,30

Encounters with Aborigines at Port Bowen and Endeavour River by Allan Cunningham (Reel 6034; SZ8 pp.116-18, 121-2)

1820 Jul 30

A vocabulary of the language of Endeavour River tribe compiled by Allan Cunningham (Reel 6034; SZ8 p.122)

1820 Aug 23

Crew of "Mermaid" attacked by Aborigines at South Goulburn Island (Reel 6034; SZ8 p.135)

1820 Oct

Prisoners at Newcastle punished for ill-treating Aborigines (Reel 6023; 4/1718 p.115)

1820 Oct 3

Description of native huts at Careening Bay, Port Nelson, by Allan Cunningham (Reel 6034; SZ8 p.158)

1820 Oct 31, Nov 16

Burrigan, commonly called Jack, Chief of a Newcastle Tribe, stabbed by John Kirby (Reel 6067; 4/1807 pp.135-7, 143, 150)

1820 Nov 22-Dec 14

John Kirby convicted by Court of Criminal Jurisdiction of murder of Burrigan, Chief of tribe at Newcastle (Reel 6023; X820 p.31)

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