Pioneer Aboriginal Mission: The Work of Wesleyan Missionary John Smithies in the Swan River Colony, 1840-1855
University of Western Australia Press, 1981 - Aboriginal Australians - 167 pages
Account of the establishment of the mission in Perth, its move to York and eventual failure, based largely on the correspondence of J. Smithies and contemporary records; includes details of attitudes to and treatment of Aborigines, the impact of European diseases on the Aboriginal population and the mission education programme; some information on traditional culture.
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