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Nov 11, 2016
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murray jackamarra commented on person Alice MEAD (born RENFORD) :
 Alice mead was also known as Cinderella randford 
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Feb 02, 2016
murray jackamarra commented on person Frederick MEAD :
Everybody knows Fred Mead the half-
caste, and as he likes to call himself the
"Aboriginal rough rider." He boasts that
his father was a "white man," and yet he
never wearies in talking about "my mother's
people." Socially, religiously, and educa-
tionally he is a product of the New Korcia
Mission Station, but nomadically he is the
outcome of years of experience on nearly
every big station in the West. He claims
past terms of equality with the Forrests,
and speaks of the Nor'-west Duracks as his
familiar friends. During the week he called
at the office of the SUNDAY TIMES and
begged permission to state the grievances of
" my mother's people " to our readers, for
his people believed the SUNDAY TIMES would
help them to get justice. In fairly fluent
English Fred Mead then poured in our ears
A Severe Accusation
against the Aborigines Protection Board,
which he denounced as worse than useless.
Against Mr. Prinsep and his treatment of
the local blacks especially was he bitter.
Said he-" If one of our people go to Prin-
sep and ask for assistance of any kind
Prinsep laughs at him, and says, 'You
look a big, healthy, strong-looking fellow;
why don't you go and get work? You will
get nothing here.' Well, a black fellow
comes into Perth and tries to get work.
No sooner does he get into the street than
a policeman comes along and says, 'Here,
you clear out of this. Clear out !' Now
that is not fair, being ordered off our own
country in that way. I say if men are doing
wrong, no matter if they are black, yellow,
or ginger, let the policeman do his duty;
but when our people come along to do no
body any harm, then we object to the police
man interfering. They let the
Afghans and the Chinese
and other colored peoples have the run of
the streets, but they won't let us have a
walking place in the streets of our own
country. My people object to the police
having anything to do with us. If we need
looking after let somebody be appointed
with some feelings about them. The ladies
of the Wesleyan religion--I am a Catholic
myself--have treated us very kindly and
taught my people a lot of useful knowledge,
but what does a policeman care for us? I
know policemen, who have said to me about
an aboriginal, 'Never mind, Fred, if he does
not do what we want, we can easily get a case
against him.' I don't like such meanness;
every man should be treated fair. Let there
be a man appointed to look after us, if it be
needed, but the sooner the police have
nothing to do with us, or our rations or
blankets, the better off we shall be. We
are not against work. I have
Worked All My Life,
and I have drawn as much money at a time
as £60 or £100. But if my mother's people
get work about here the white men cry out
and say we're making it a black Australia.
So our people want to know what they are
to do. The blacks in the camps neither get
the rations nor the blankets they are sup-
posed to get. Why, I have seen the nigger
blankets used in the gaol. Some of the old
men may be better treated, but a young
fellow, no matter how cold he is or starving,
is simply told to 'go and get work,' no
matter whether there is any work to be got
or not. There are a few natives out at the
Cannington who get a few Government
rations, and of course there are several of
their friends who go there, and they wont
see them short of something to eat. So
they are as badly off as the others. The
Only Friends the Natives Have
out here are B. D. Clarkson and his sons at
Newcastle. He always gives them work,
and pays them 'square' for it. Only the
other day two or three of the natives got
into trouble, and he sent down and had
them taken up to Newcastle. Any native
who works for him can always have a pound
or two. But the police won't give us a
chance to work wherever we can get a job.
Look how they treated us when the Duke
and Duchess were here ! They had a camp
for the natives, but it was not fit to keep
pigs in. Then they would not allow us to
be in the streets. Afghans could prowl
about, but we were tramped in back streets
like a drove of cattle and put in charge of
the police. My people felt hurt. Why
couldn't they be put in the procession as
well as the Chinese ? Why were they not
allowed to see their own country! But
there was nothing but police for us, while
the Chinamen had the Duke and Duchess.
There were some men in that camp who
could speak better English and were better
educated than the police--
Natives From New Norcia
and other schools. My people complain
that the men to look after them should not
be policemen, but teachers. They should
first of all teach the natives English. What
is the use of punishing a native for breaking
English laws when they do not understand
the English language? There are natives
at Rottnest who do not know Sunday from
Monday and who do not know how long
they are to stop there--no idea at all about
remissions. We are everywhere treated un-
fairly. We are not given work and we are
not given rations. We say: You have
taken away our game--our food--and now
you set the police to keep us in starvation.
Give us at least a chance to hunt game.
Let us have the 'possum and the kangaroo
and we won't bother you. We could do
well with the kangaroo skins
That are Rotting
just because a white man wanted to do some
shooting for fun. All that is asked is that
the natives should have the game that is left
on the land that they still believe belongs to
them. Instead of this the natives are all
huddled and kept in idleness and ignorance
in a camp, and then punished for not know-
ing as much as a white man. Out at Burs-
wood Camp they are very poor. I don't
know what they would do if some of the
white people were not very kind to them in
taking them milk and bits of food. Some
of the whites, though, go for badness.
There are two gins not very good, and
whitemen come after them. They are away
from the camp just now. Two white fellows
are keeping them. But it is a pity to see
what few things the native have to call
their own at Burswood. There are no tents
and the men and women have to
Sleep in the Open
on a few bags and blankets, and winter is
coming on. There is a half-caste man there
very sick, and all they had to give him was
a little gruel which my wife sent from
Guildford. My wife is a half-caste like
myself. We have had a better bringing up
than most of my mother's people. We were
among my father's people. The sick man
at Burswood needs better attendance. I
invited him to come and stay with me for a
few days up at Guildford until he gets
stronger." And much more Fred Mead told
us almost in the exact style of what we have
quoted above. We promised to place the
case of his "mother's people" before the
public that they might judge of the justice
of his complaints, and by the above we have
gratified his wish.
Mr. H. J. Simper, one of tile members of
the well-known firm of South Australian
orchardists and fruit exporters, announces
elsewhere that he has opened capacious pre-,
mises in the Fremantle markets, and is pre-
pared to execute and despatch orders for
fruit and produce to any portion of the
murray jackamarra commented on person Emma MEAD (born WEBLAND) :
 emma was a noongar from cannington area in perth wa 
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Maureen Johnston commented on person Grace MORRIS (born MADEX) :
 Correct full name is Edna Grace Madex her 1st marriage was to Samuel Dovaston Madex they had three children Kenneth Raymond Madex, Edna Madex & Irene Elaine Madex 
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