Collection RS65 - Letter from G. A. Robinson

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Letter from G. A. Robinson


  • 1832 (Creation)

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1 letter, and typed copy

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George Augustus Robinson (1791-1866), protector of Aboriginals, was born on 22 March 1791 probably in London, a younger son of William Robinson, a builder in Boston, Lincolnshire, and his wife Susannah, née Perry, of Yeovil, Somerset. For more information see:

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Presented to the Royal Society of Tasmania by P. McCallum of Dunedin, 1920

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Letter from George Augustus Robinson dated 16 August 1832 to Rev. Henry Dowling, Baptist minister, V.D.L., reporting that he had removed 23 aborigines from the main territory to Hunter Island in Bass Strait , with a brief description of the Hunter Island settlement -- a pleasant situation containing nearly forty aborigines.

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This material is made available for personal research and study purposes under the University of Tasmania Standard Copyright Licence. For any further use permission should be obtained from the copyright owners. For assistance please contact

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