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“The Loddon Aboriginals” by Norm Darwin.

Occupying parts of the North Central area of Victoria were the Jajoweroung (Jajawurrung) tribe, also known as the Djadja Wurrung people. The name, “Jim Crow blacks”, was also used by the early settlers. Jim Crow being the name given to Mt Franklin by Captain Hepburn. It is thought Jim Crow was a corruption of the … Continue reading »

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Aboriginal Occupation From “The Footsteps Echo” by Lynne Douthat

Once large in numbers, they declined to lesser tribes or families by the 1840’s when Methodist Minister E. S. Parker discovered them. Parker established an Aboriginal Mission at Jim Crow (Mt. Franklin)with comparative success. Observers state that Parker was well meaning and laboured for the blacks. He preached to his charges in their native language. … Continue reading »

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