Item 1909/0035

State Records Archive
Consignment: 652
Item: 1909/0035
Title: Exemptions from Aborigines Act of 1905. H. Hunter’s children

Keywords: Boolgin, Harry Hunter, Gypsy Watson, Jennie Hunter, Nellie Hunter, exemption certificates

Boolgin Station
Cape Leveque
Via Derby
Nov 23rd 1908
To The Honourable Francis Wilson, Perth
Honourable Sir,
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,
H Hunter

To Chief Protector
Will you please reply to this letter and deal with the matter to which it refers?
Colonial Treasurer
12th Dec 1908
Mr Pechell
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.

To H Hunter Esq
Cape Leveque
Via Derby
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

Katitjin Notes:

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.

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