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'They formed a little family as it were': The Board for the Protection of Aborigines (1875-1883)

Furphy, Samuel


In October 1876, James MacBain rose in Victoria’s legislative Assembly to explain why he had resigned from the Board for the Protection of Aborigines (BPA) after more than a decade’s service, including several years chairing its meetings. After an absence overseas, he had returned to the board in January to discover a radically altered policy towards Aboriginal administration, making his membership untenable: ‘During [my] absence in England,’ he said, ‘four new members of the board were...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)
Type: Book chapter
Source: Settler Colonial Governance in Nineteenth-Century Victoria
Access Rights: Open Access via publisher website


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