Mr. Zox, 21 December 1880
was informed that the aborigines at the station were badly fed
and clad, and neglected in other ways, and that the state of things
was attributable in great measure to the incompetence of the present
Dow, 21 December 1880
the early days of the colony, Mr. Green worked as a philanthropist
among aborigines. Coranderrk was then a model station; but now
it was everything that was bad. The board was for shifting the
aborigines of Coranderrk to other stations, but the blacks entertained
a feeling of love, akin to that of the white people, for their
birthplace. They declared that they would not leave Coranderrk;
that the land there was given them by Sir Henry Barkly; that there
they had been brought up; and that there they wished to die. And
why should they not be allowed to die where they were born? There
were not too many of them and they would soon die; but, while
they were alive, they should be well treated.'
Graves, 21 December 1880
blacks who had been reared there looked upon the place as their
property, and, naturally, disliked the idea of going away.'
Ramsay, 21 December 1880
he had great doubts, whether, with the prospect of a railway to
Lillydale, Coranderrk was now a good site for an aboriginal station.
No doubt Lake Tyers, in Gippsland, would be a much more suitable