State Records Archive
Title: Exemptions from Aborigines Act of 1905. H. Hunter’s children
Keywords: Boolgin, Harry Hunter, Gypsy Watson, Jennie Hunter, Nellie Hunter, exemption certificates
Nov 23rd 1908
To The Honourable Francis Wilson, Perth
I am anxious to obtain exemption certificates for the undermentioned halfcaste girls
Jennie Hunter, Nelly Hunter, daughters of mine, Gipsy Watson, not a daughter of mine but brought up under my care. The girls are girls of good character and have prospective husbands here on the place. There respective ages are:-
Gipsy Watson age 22 years
Jennie Hunter age 14 years
Nelly Hunter age 12 years
Thanking you in anticipation
I am, Honourable Sir, yours faithfully,
To Chief Protector
Will you please reply to this letter and deal with the matter to which it refers?
12th Dec 1908
Write and ask Mr Hunter his reason for applying for these girls to be exempted from the Act and who are their prospective husbands and of what nationality.
C F G
To H Hunter Esq
14th Jan 1909
I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter of Nov 23rd addressed to the Hon Frank Wilson which has been forwarded to me for reply.
I would feel obliged by your informing me of your reason for applying for the exemption of the girls from the Aborigines Act of 1905, and who are their prospective husbands, and of what nationality.
I have the honour to be, Sir, your obedient servant
C F Gale
Hunter, Harry (1865-19)
Harry Hunter is a controversial figure: he was a pearling master who set up a camp at Boolgin Creek and subsequently lived there.