A Plea for the Aborigines

James Dawson occupied a successful sheep run named Kangatong in the Western District of Victoria.  He was strong advocate for, and guardian of, Aboriginal people.  He was an outspoken man who wrote many letters to the newspapers, thus making it impossible for pastoralists and the colonial authorities to ignore the injustices being wrought upon indigenous Australians.


Camperdown Chronicle 25 April 1896, p.3.


From the State Library of Victoria's Newspapers collection

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