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Title: Series 2, 10 - Jubaitch. Typescript. 6p. + typescript draft, with ms. corrections.
Author: Bates, Daisy
Issue Date: 26-Feb-2015
Abstract: Account of the British takeover of Western Australia by handshake with Yalgunga, who was sitting by the Swan River. Jubaitch’s family were thereby dispossessed of water and land. The whites were believed to be the spirits of their own ancestors so there was no conflict between them after the “invasion”. Jubaitch grew up among them, keeping to his laws but also becoming familiar with the European ways. They made him a sort of police official, to track and catch convicts and as a go-between for the other natives. He settled on Maamba Native Reserve with some others and later D.M.B. camped there in the early 1900s for some time and wrote down his memories of many old stories of totems and spirits. Jubaitch, the last of his tribal group, died on a portion of his own country and was buried in Guildford in 1907.
Appears in Collections:Series 2: 'Native Testaments of old natives'

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