Lake Innes Estate, near Port Macquarie, New South Wales, flourished in the 1830s, declined during the 1840s, and faded away during the late-19th century. In its heyday, its viability was based on the labor of assigned servants who were not free, that is to say transported convicts, but paid free workers were also employed. There was a complex social hierarchy, at the top of which were the residents of Lake Innes House: family members of Major Innes, a retired British army officer. The...[Show more]
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