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Main Title: Aborigines and Europeans in Western Victoria / by Peter Corris.
Author: Corris, Peter, 1942-
Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
Imprint: Canberra, ACT : Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies, 1968.
Collation: vi, 173 p. : maps, paperback ; 26 cm.
Subject: First Nations Australians
First Nations Australians - - Frontier life
First Nations Australians - - Massacres and frontier violence
First Nations Australians - - First encounters
Western District (Vic.)
Series: Ethnohistory series ;, no. 1;
Occasional papers in Aboriginal studies ;, no. 12;
Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies, Canberra. Ethnohistory series ; 1.
(Rev. M.A. thesis, Monash University, 1966); Sources for accounts, Howitt (1838), Dawson (1881), Curr (1886); Wimmera-Wotjobaluk trading group (McCarthy); Yauerin class formula, council of elders conducted affairs (Howitt); Religion Bunjie initiation; Belief in extraction of kidney fat; Bangals, medicine men; Western District description of camps; Terang district meeting place for trade; Totems, female descent Government hereditary right, paramount powers of chief (Dawson); Religion - totemism, initiation ceremonies, magic (Bunjie), tribal all-father; Varied diet, fisheries constructed, beal (native fermented drink); First contacts to 1842; Portland Bay area, C. & J. Mills (Mills Family of Portland, Papers) & Western District, Hentys (Memorial of the Hentys...); Clashes with natives, killings & stealing cattle; Wedge (1840) & formation of Protection of Aborigines Port Phillip district; Killing by Aborigines cited; Failure of missionaries east of lakes 1839-49, undermining religious beliefs, dispossession of land, enforced contact with traditional enemies; Colac tribe killed by hostile neighbours, Buntingdale Mission; Geelong - Colac area; dependency on Europeans, effects of alcohol (N.S.W. Legis. Council); West of lakes 1840s - struggle for possession of land, appointment of Sieve wright as Aboriginal Protector; Mount Rouse established, food allotment, attendance & provision tables 1842-48, inadequate supplies; Mount Rouse closed 1848, end of Protectorate 1849; Citings of clashes with tribes Wimmera district, some cases of settlers, Aborigines & the law cited; Poisoning of natives Port Fairy; Condition of Barrobool tribe, i.e. habits & movements, number employed, capacity of employment, payment tabulated; Native police expeditions; European attitudes & conditions of Aborigines, half-castes, alcohol & traditional customs discussed briefly; Estimate of Aborigines killed before 1860; Areas mentioned; Portland Bay, Geelong, Port Fairy, Warrnambool, Ararat, Dimboola, Camperdown, Colac, Warracknabeal; Five Tasmanian Aborigines lived with Chief Protector (Robinson), later 2 were hung after killing 2 whites.

tbls.; maps. Bibliography: p. 158-173.
Result Collection Location Shelf No Status Notes
Non-Fiction Stacks 305.801 VIC COR On Loan