Report Native Police Force 1861

1861 – J & A Mortimer of Manumbar Station were so angry over the needless killings occurring throughout the region, they published an advertisement in the Moreton Bay Courier. This lead to a select committee of the Legislative Assembly being appointed to investigate the organisation and management of the Native Police. It was largely a whitewash, despite these findings, the dispersals continued unchecked.


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