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Secret Service Governor Macquarie’s Aboriginal War of 1816 Michael Organ BSc DipArchAdmin University of Wollongong
“Prisoners of war”
On any occasion of seeing or falling in with the Natives, either in bodies or singly, they are to be called on, by your friendly Native Guides, to surrender themselves to you as Prisoners of War. If they refuse to do so, make the least show of resistance, or attempt to run away from you, you will fire upon and compell them to surrender, breaking and destroying the spears, clubs, and waddies of all those you take Prisoners. Such Natives as happen to be killed on such occasions, if grown up men, are to be hanged up on trees in conspicuous situations, to strike the Survivors with the greater terror….. Such Women and Children as may happen to be killed are to be interred wherever the may happen to fall….. The Native Prisoners are to be hand-cuffed, or tied two and two together with ropes….
In case they make the smallest resistance or attempt to run away after being ordered by the friendly Native Guides to surrender themselves as Prisoners, you are to fire upon them, saving the Women and Children if possible. ….. The Prisoners taken - young and old - are to be brought in with you to Parramatta and delivered over there to the Magistrates, to be secured at that station till they receive my Instructions respecting their future disposal. Being desirous to procure Twelve Boys and Six Girls - from between four and six years of age – for the Native Institution at Parramatta, you will select and secure that number of fine healthy good- looking children from the whole of the Native Prisoners of War taken in the course of your operations, and direct them to be delivered to the Supdt. of the Native Institution at Parramatta immediately on their arrival there.
“To domesticate and civilise these wild, rude people” “…secrecy and dispatch” “To inflict exemplary and severe punishments” “To strike them with terror” “Strike the survivors with greater terror” Lachlan Macquarie 1816
9 April – secret military orders instigating war 17 April – Appin massacre 4 May – Proclamation on treatment of Aborigines 20 July – Proclamation on treatment of Aborigines 1 November – Proclamation ending the war
1770 Warra warra wai!
1788 Walla walla wah!
Terra nullius = settled land Conflict = War Settlement = Dispossession First Fleet = Invasion Mission = concentration camp Native Institute = Stolen children Sovereignty = Ownership Natives = Warriors Hostile = Defence, retribution Custom = Law Godless = Spiritual Peaceful = Opposition Uncivilised = Civilisaton Undomesticated = Human Beings