Miscellaneous papers relating to Aborigines, ca. 1839-1871 - Page 8
Vantage, they are no longer those slothful beings, apparently incapable of the least exertion, creeping, but men capable of the most arduous enterprise; they only want a stimulus and they jump as it were into new life and activity.
Australian Record 10 July
1839. Extract No. 5 A.B.V
The whole race is divided into tribes, more or less numerous, according to circumstances and designated from the localities they inhabit; for altho' universally a wandering race? with respect to places of habitation, the wanderings are circumscribed by certain well defined limits, beyond which they seldom pass except for purposes of war or festivity. In short every tribe has its own district, the boundaries of which are well known to the natives generally; and within that district all the wild animals are considered as much the property of the tribe ranging over its whole extent as the