King Plates: A History of Aboriginal Gorgets

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Aboriginal Studies Press, 1993 - Art - 151 pages
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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Jakelin Troy headed the New South Wales (NSW) Aboriginal Languages Research and Resource Centre (ALRRC), established by the NSW Government within the NSW Department of Aboriginal Affairs, to play a key role in the preservation and revitalization of indigenous languages in New South Wales. She has extensive experience researching and documenting Aboriginal languages.

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