Miscellaneous papers relating to Aborigines, ca. 1839-1871 - Page 7
Were it possible to settle a tribe of Natives they would be merely squatters, upon whose removal the purchaser in Adelaide or London might positively insist; and without the authority of Government no settlement of the natives can be made unless land be purchased for that purpose as in the case of other settlers. The commissioners for the colonization of S. Australia and represent the natives as few in Nº., and so migratory and unsettled as to have no right or possession in the soil.
Extracts Nº. 5 p. 139
The natives are timid and peaceable towards us; fearful of our fire-arms, and quiet for fear of us, for they want not courage in defending their own district from the incursions of the other aboriginal tribes with invincible courage. At these times and at their corrobories they are seen to ad