List of blankets, reporting names of families and individuals
Original title 'Number of Blankets served out to Aborigines at Bathurst, 1867-1888.'
Governor Macquarie initiated the distribution of blankets to Aboriginal people at the first Parramatta Feast in December 1814. These blankets were to replace the traditional animal skin cloaks usually worn. To account for expenditure, Government officials created what are called "Blanket lists" which often included details of people's English name, Native name, probably age, number of wives, children, Tribe, and district of usual resort (Indigenous Services Librarian, Mitchell Library, 2005).
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The full catalogue record is online at http://archival.sl.nsw.gov.au/Details/archive/110327766.
Bathurst NSW 2795, Australia.