Stockmen at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement 1911
Aboriginal workers are variously treated by their employers. Some are treated humanely, others little more than slaves. Few employers feel obliged to provide accommodation and food beyond the minimum requirements. The meals are basic – bread, beef, tea and sugar, with the occasional potato. Meals are eaten apart not only from the family, but from the other workers.
“When you went to a neighbouring station, the white fellas would eat with the other ringers and we had to eat at the woodheap or with the other blackfellas.” — Cecil Fisher
Photograph probably taken during the visit to the settlement of Governor Sir William McGreggor.