An autobiography; or, Tales and legends of Canberra pioneers / by Samuel Shumack ; edited by J. E. and Samuel Shumack ; [Illustrated by Gray Smith].
- Chap. 11, 148-151.; Account of Aborigines in Canberra area, 1856 to 1900; Local Aborigines said to number about 70 in 1856; Mentions visit of 3-400 South Coast Aborigines in 1862 of 1863; Measles epidemic c. 1862; Depredations, etc. and In 1856, at the age of six, Samuel Shumack came to the Duntroon Estate in Canberra. He farmed in the district until 1915. Forced by injury to retire from active farming, Shumack, at the age of 59, began to record his memories of old Canberra. He was an acute and accurate observer. His stories move freely from one episode to the next. The text is enhanced by eight colour plates by artist Gray Smith. This fascinating book will be treasured by all who have an interest in Canberra's history.
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