Miscellaneous papers relating to Aborigines, ca. 1839-1871 - Page 13
In fact he is the savage whom we found here, with his natural characteristics aggravated instead of ameliorated by contact with civilization. However degraded he may have been before he knew us, he then walked erect, with all the dignity of a being unconscious of superiors; - he now skulks from door to door, with the whining sycophancy of an English beggar, coveting the luxuries and soliciting alms of the white man.
Extracts No. 5 A.P.S.
Sir Geo. Gipps readily allows, that after having taken entire possession of their country without any reference to the rights of the Abor: it is now too late for the Government to refuse protection to persons who have come hither and bought with them their flocks and herds at its own invitation, tho' at the same time it must be evident that every wanderer in search of pasturage