AU WA A774 - ROYAL COMMISSION TO INQUIRE INTO THE TREATMENT OF ABORIGINAL NATIVES BY THE CANNING EXPLORING PARTY

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Corporate body

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Royal Commission

Authorized form of name

ROYAL COMMISSION TO INQUIRE INTO THE TREATMENT OF ABORIGINAL NATIVES BY THE CANNING EXPLORING PARTY

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AU WA A774

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Dates of existence

1908-01-01 - 1908-12-03

History

This Royal Commission was appointed following charges made by Edward J. Blake of ill-treatment of Aborigines by the Canning Exploring Party.

The Commissioners appointed were Charles Frederick Gale (Chief Inspector of Fisheries and Acting Chief Inspector of Aborigines), John Michael Finnerty (Warden of the Coolgardie Goldfield) and George Taylor (Member of the Legislative Assembly). The Commission considered that the charges were, in general, unsubstantiated.

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Related function

Related unit of description

Series S1695 - APPOINTMENT OF COMMISSIONERS (Draft)

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Creation

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Dates of relationship

1908-01-01 -

Related unit of description

Series S4625 - REPORT

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1908-02-19 - 1908-02-19

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Final

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