Sunday, October 24, 2010

LANYON 1873 - THE LOCAL ABORIGINALS

A correspondent reports on the Lanyon Estate (post) in 1873. What begins as a simple report on the weather, crops, livestock, shearing, the river, fishing and building programs on the estate goes on to report on the death of an Aboriginal woman named "Nanny" who is known to have been a partner of James Ainsley (post) the first settler of the Duntroon Estate (here). The article ends with comments on the possible cause of the final demise of the local Aboriginal population discussing the effects of the European supply of alcohol...



Queanbeyan Age - 25 September 1873

National Library of Australia (here)

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