Indigenous Australian History in Albury

Maddy Tyson

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1824 Bungambrawatha & Mungabareena established Aborigine camp sites

1824

When explorers Hume & Hovell arrived in the area they noted that they were established

1830s Wiradjuri tribe arrives in Albury region

1830 - 1839

This occurred within the same time frame as white settlement in Albury

1836 Major Thomas Mitchell crossed Howlong river with group of Aborigines

1836

1838 Faithful Massacre (Aboriginal Resistance)

1838

1838 Police camp built to “protect the white people from Aborigines”

1838

(Jones, 1991, p.18).

1838 Bungambrawatha replaced by ‘Albury’ on first town map

1838

1846 Native battle broke out with ^800 natives fighting during a week

1846

1856 Reported small pox outbreak among Aborigines

1856

1857 Corroborees held in town halls

1857

1857 Hornet Bank Massacre (11 killed) by Aborigines

1857

1857 Blanket Day reaps numerous parties of natives into town

1857

1862-73 Tangambalanga Aboriginal Reserve

1862

1869 Victorian Land Bill passed Assembly and gone to Council

1869

1869 "Monster" corroboree reported where 150 people participated

1869

1883 Mining in Murray Downs flats unearthed a dozen Aborigine remains

1883

1906 John Mitchell writes Wirajuri language Aboriginal Directory

1906

1972 Families Resettlement Scheme targets Aborigines in remote areas

1972

1985 Aborigines reported in the city reaches 332

1985

1985 The Albury Aboriginal Land Council was formed

1985

1991 Winan-Gidjal Aboriginal education centre opens at Charles Sturt University

1991