Reminiscences of Biraban or M’Gill and Patty by the Rev. Lancelot Threlkeld

  The first story comes from Threlkeld, L. E. (Lancelot Edward), 1788-1859. A key to the structure of the Aboriginal language : being an analysis of the particles used as affixes, to form the various modifications of the verbs : shewing the essential powers, abstract roots, and other peculiarities of the language spoken by the … More Reminiscences of Biraban or M’Gill and Patty by the Rev. Lancelot Threlkeld

Where was King Bully of the Newcastle Tribe buried in 1857?

There is a quote from Windross & Ralston (1897) Historical Records of Newcastle 1797 – 1897 that says the following: “The hill at the back of the gas works was then covered with honeysuckle, and was used by the aboriginal tribes as a camping ground. In that year, “King Bully”  the last of the kings … More Where was King Bully of the Newcastle Tribe buried in 1857?

The Death of Burigon, Chief of the Newcastle Tribe (1820)

This work is conducted in memory and respectfully honours the First Australian People, the Aboriginal People of this land. Thanks to historian Dr Mark Dunn who, whilst conducting research for his PhD, came across this important sketch map located  within the State Records of New South Wales, showing the actual location of the attack on … More The Death of Burigon, Chief of the Newcastle Tribe (1820)