[Native Police Troopers, Herbert River, Queensland]
[Native Police Troopers, Herbert River, Queensland]
[Native Police Troopers, Herbert River, Queensland]
[Native Police Troopers, Herbert River, Queensland]
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[Native Police Troopers, Herbert River, Queensland]

c1880s. Group of four albumen paper photographs, each annotated in pencil verso, 5.8 x 9.5cm to 10.9 x 16.1cm. All with minor crinkles, silvering, discolouration or stains, two with missing portions or repaired tears.

Annotations include “N. Police boat, Herbert River”, “Planter’s residence, Herbert River” and “[?] Creek, Kennedy District.”

Australian native police units, consisting of Aboriginal troopers, usually under the command of a single white officer, existed in various forms in Australian mainland colonies during the nineteenth and into the twentieth centuries. The armed mounted Aboriginal troopers were mainly used to escort surveying groups, pastoralists and prospectors into frontier areas. The first government funded force was the Native Police Corps, established in 1837 in the Port Phillip District of the then Australian colony of New South Wales (now Victoria). Ref: Wiki.

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Item #CL191-22

Price (AUD): $5,500.00  Other currencies

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