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Index: Correspondence - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

The correspondence records of the Colonial Secretary’s Office are a valuable source of information relating to Queensland Aborigines in the nineteenth century. There are also several references to Torres Strait Islanders, mainly in the reports from the Government Resident at Somerset (Cape York) and the Government Resident on Thursday Island.

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  • Colonial Secretary's Office - 1859-1896PDF Popular

    The correspondence records (1859-1896) of the Colonial Secretary’s Office are a valuable source of information relating to Queensland Aborigines in the nineteenth century. There are also several references to Torres Strait Islanders,...

  • Colonial Secreatary's Office - 1896 - 1903PDF

    The correspondence records (1896-1903) of the Colonial Secretary’s Office are a valuable source of information relating to Queensland Aborigines in the nineteenth century. There are also several references to Torres Strait Islanders,...

  • Deebing Creek 1894 - 1905PDF

    The correspondence records of the Home Secretary’s Office are a valuable source of information relating to Deebing Creek. The Deebing Creek mission was founded by the Aboriginal Protection Society of Ipswich around 1887. In 1896 the...

  • Deebing Creek 1906 - 1915PDF

    The correspondence records of the Home Secretary’s Office are a valuable source of information relating to Deebing Creek. The Deebing Creek mission was founded by the Aboriginal Protection Society of Ipswich around 1887. In 1896 the...

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Housing and Public Works, Queensland Government, Index: Correspondence - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 sourced on 15 November 2019

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