By the time Ming received Del’s aunt’s letter, one pass, covering Del’s trip from Blackheath to Sydney, had been given to Ming by the local police at Blackheath on 10 September — thanks to Jackson’s intervention. A separate rail pass for Sydney to Nortown had to be picked up from the Board’s offices in the company of a police escort. Ming refused to accept this condition, ‘in view of certain happenings during the last year’. Mrs Bryce wrote to Ming again on 19 September reporting on the APNR’s meeting that day. The ‘upshot’ was that Morley and Salvation Army officer Howard were going to call on Pettitt to ask for Del’s Nortown pass to be sent to Blackheath also and ‘to demand her money’. She told Ming that Morley had been ‘shelving’ the case so far.1
KeywordsBright Spot Local Police Aboriginal Nature Pocket Money Aboriginal Policy
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