Beardsmore to Howitt 30 August 1907

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No. CB [?583?]
Office of
Board for Protection of Aborigines
Sydney, 30th August, 1907

Dear Sir,
In compliance with your request, I beg to
furnish you will [sic] the following particulars regarding the
various stations, &c.:-
(1) There are now nine (9) stations, under the control
of Managers appointed by the Board, namely at
Brewarrina, Darling River
Brungle, near Gundagai
Cumeroogunga, Murray River, near Moama
Grafton, Clarence River
Runnymede, Richmond River
Roseby Park, Shoalhaved [sic] River, near Nowra
Walhallow, near Quirindi (Mooki River)
Wallaga Lake, near Bermagui
Warangesda, Murrumbidgee River, near Darlington

(2) Return showing the respective members on each
stations, according to last census, attached

(3) There is no record in this office as to the numbers
of particular Tribes, but if you will inform me of the
districts where the Tribes are located I shall be glad
to obtain the information for you, or perhaps you would
prefer to communicate direct with the Managers.

(4) The Board has not collected the survivors of any
particular Tribe together on the one station, but, so far
as I can learn, there is a prejudice on the part of members
of different Tribes to mix one with the other.

(5) At the present time, as you are doubtless aware,
there is no legislation in existence in this State dealing
with the Aborigines, but my Board have recently prepared
a Bill for submission to Parliament, and (when available)
I shall send you a copy for your information, if you so

Yours faithfully,
R. H. Beardsmore

A. W. Howitt, Esq.,
Metung, Victoria

[written in left side margin]
(1) ack. this letter
(2) What are names
of Managers
of Stations
Brewarrina, Brungle
also - which station is
[now is Grafton dist. - crossed out] nearest
to Gwydir River
(3) May I assume that
the blacks are each [??]
are the "survivors" of tribes?
or are there others of the same
tribes who are not on
these Stations?
(4) Please send
copy of Draught
Bill realizes

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Document Details

Date 30-Aug-07
Letter From Beardsmore, R H
Letter To Howitt, Mr Alfred William
Country Australia
Colony/State New South Wales
Holding Institution Museums Victoria
Collection Name Alfred W. Howitt Collection
Registration Number XM 26
Medium Letter
Locality Sydney
Summary Demographic information relating to Aboriginal stations in New South Wales. Location of A.P. Board [Aborigines Protection Board] stations within New South Wales and population statistics for each.
Physical Description Letter, typed with a table included. Two foolscap sheets, two pages. Top page is a typed letter on letterhead with only one side used. Annotations on left hand side. Second sheet contains a typed table. Fair condition; Light foxing on both sheets.