Governor Arthur Phillip was the first governor of New South Wales. His treatment of the indigenous Aboriginal people was initially friendly as he made efforts to get to know the Sydney Eora Aboriginal people. These early gestures though, were undermined by the displacement of Aboriginal people further inland to make room for white settlers. Watch this interesting clip as it explains the many facets of Phillip's dealings with the indigenous Aboriginal population in the early years of Australia's settlement by colonists.
The National Museum of Australia has 314 convict love tokens in its collection. These tokens were made by convicts around the time of their sentencing and were given to friends and loved ones as mementos. View both sides of every token, read transcriptions, leave comments or ask questions on our dedicated website.
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