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Port Phillip Aborigines
Head Man

Head man
Sunday 23rd Oct 1803
"Early in the afternoon they returned with a great
many of them (x): and at 2 pm they in the boat
coming back observed 70 in a body x x x the
chief at this time seized Mr G (x) who called out to
Mr T x to fire on them x x Mr T fired over them, they
ran away a small distance, but soon approached
again with the King (who wore a very elegant truban - crown)
and was always carried upon the shoulders
of the men. Whenever he desired them to halt
or to apporach they did it immediately x x

Journal of the Revd Robert Knopswoom A M
in
Historical Records of Port Phillip J J Shillinglaw FRSS
p. 92 Government Printer Melbourne
1870

Note In the entry Saturday 22nd he says that
Mr Tuckey + two boats went to survey the N.W. point
of the Bay - it is left uncertain whether the N.W.
point of Port Phillip Bay is intended or whether the opposite
shores of the Bay - N.w. from the settlement (Sorrento)
are intended - for it is said subsequently Friday 21st
"at 50 past 7 the cutter + launch returned from Surveying the harbor
having last night arrived from surveying the Harbor
having last night arrived in the N.W. point of the bay
where they have discovered a straight an apparent
passage towards the sea, which the first Lieut Mr Tuckey
intended to have explored but was driven to

[written in left side margin]
(x) the blacks AWH

(x) Gammon
a masters mate of the
H. M. Ship Calcutta

x Tuckey 1st Lieut
H.M.S Calcutta

(2) footnote
see Buckley's life +c
p. 72

[??] strait?

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