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Emma Timbery. Aboriginal mother to blacks – and whites.

Emma Timberery was born to Betsey, an Aboriginal woman from Liverpool; and Jimmy Lowndes, a Dharawal man. (His may have been a white man, named Lowndes, working on William Macarthur’s estate in Camden. And, it’s said, he’d been hidden rom tribesmen wanting to wipe out “half-castes” like him, by a senior Dharwal man, called Bradbury.)  Full Article…


Petition to the King – the Commonwealth is stumped

We might say William Cooper was the cat, and the entire Executive and Bureaucratic branches of the Commonwealth were the pigeons. As these documents from the National Archives of Australia show. The business, started with William Cooper and his Australian Aborigines’ League. Cooper had initiated the collection of signatures as early as 1933. No doubt  Full Article…


Aboriginals as Saviours

The Reverend E. R. B. Gribble spent his younger years as a stockman. But he was persuaded by his father to help run the Mission. Drawing on a lifetime of experience, he writes what may be called a dissenting opinion. Challenging the common prejudice against Aboriginal capability. And doing so, not with theory, but with  Full Article…


Reactions to the Petition

The sheer daring of the Petition seemed to spark interest from all quarters. The fact that Cooper was so politely asking for permission seemed to create its own publicity.