1894 “blanket list” in a NSW country policeman’s notebook
A rural police residence, possibly Kempsey. Perhaps the home of Alfred James Burrows.

1894 “blanket list” in a NSW country policeman’s notebook

Dick, Caroline, Magpie Billy, Maria, Bullseye Tommy, Jerry, Nancy, Jenny, George, Selina, Kitty, Jim Crow, Emily, Ebony, Topsy, Tiger, Old Billie, Dolly, Mary Anne & child, Emma, Spider Tom, Nellie,…

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Which “Awabakal” called the river “Coquun”? Re-thinking what I thought I knew about some indigenous words.
Biraban, also known to the whites as "M'Gill", collaborated with Lancelot Threlkeld in compiling a record of his people's language. Portrait by Alfred Agate, 1839.

Which “Awabakal” called the river “Coquun”? Re-thinking what I thought I knew about some indigenous words.

Like a lot of people, I am fascinated by the indigenous history of the part of Australia in which I live. I’m frustrated by the paucity of teaching of this…

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