King Plates: A History of Aboriginal Gorgets
A comprehensive history of gorgets(crescent-shaped badges worn around the neck indicating military rank) that were presented by white colonialists to Aboriginal 'chiefs' and others who helped to ease the white people's progress in the new land. Highly illustrated pictures of the gorgets from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
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Augustus Earle Bungaree a native of NSW Cover
Matoras gorget inscribed Cora Gooseberry Freeman Bungaree Queen of Sydney
Silver gorget c1851 presented by Governor Sir Charles Augustus FitzRoy
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Aboriginal Adelaide Observer appeared authority Barker became Billy brass plate Broken Bay Bungaree called Chief collection number colonial colonists Coomee copper Creek crescentic Dawson decorated died district early Edmund O Milne emu and kangaroo English engraved example expedition gave give given gorget Governor head held Hippie illustration important indicate inscribed inscription Jackey Jemmy Jimmie John King known land late leaders lettering Library of Australia lived look Lumholtz Macquarie mark McCarthy miles military gorgets Milne Collection Museum of Australia Museum's collection National Library National Museum natives neck nineteenth century non-Aboriginal observed obtain officers Orara River pastoral pastoralists person photograph picture police presented Queen respect rewarded River shape similar society South Wales Station style suggests Sydney tobacco Tommy traditional tree tribe wearing