The Queensland Protectors of Aboriginals 1901
“By removing the Aboriginal against his will they were virtually denying his right to live at all. The Bill made them absolute slaves: they could do nothing without Protectors, and the Protectors could do just as they liked. To take them away from the bush and put them on distant reserves is everything that is stupid and bad.”
- John Webber, Queensland Legislative Council, 1901
Pictured: Archibald Meston, the Protector of Aborigines for the Southern districts with Dr Walter Edmund Roth the Protector of Aborigines for Northern Queensland.
- The Queenslander, 19 October 1901