William Benson

Probably Aboriginal man William Benson who, in 1880, had land 'reserved' for him at Turlinjah, NSW (Yuin Country) by the colonial government for his use 'during his life time'. It was a site that many local Aboriginal people visited and stayed at. Benson had a boat for fishing and grew some food on the reserve. The reserve was revoked by the government in 1917, most likely due to Benson's death and the terms of the original reservation being during his life time.


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