1805 Aboriginal ppl refused as witnesses in court

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July 20, 2019 all-day

20 July: the colony’s Judge-Advocate, Richard Atkins when referring to whether or not Aboriginal people could be witnesses or criminals before a court stated that Aboriginal people “are at present incapable of being brought before a criminal court – and that the only mode at present when they deserve it, is to pursue them and inflict such punishment as they merit”. – See more at: http://australianmuseum.net.au/Indigenous-Australia-Timeline-1500-to-1900#sthash.fJIaTsBi.dpuf