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Auber Octavius Neville

Male | 40s | 3 to 5 minutes
Starts on page 85

EXTRACT: Ladies and gentlemen of the Historical Society, it has been a great privilege and pleasure to address your here tonight at a time when, with Mr Moseley's Royal Commission, the welfare of our Aboriginal and coloured folk is somewhat more than usually in the public arena. If I may beg your indulgence for a few more minutes, I shall conclude with a brief word about those early years when that little band of pioneers, fewer than one hundred souls, led by Captain Stirling, laid anchor in the Swan River, little knowing that they faced in the fertile valleys of the South-West, alone some thirteen thousand savages. Stirling's first act was to issue a proclamation regarding the treatment of the native inhabitants.