We tell all our friends about how we met and I wish other Blink guests as much luck as we had! The History of Canberra details the development of the City of Canberra from the time before European settlement to the city's planning by the Chicago architect Walter Burley Griffin in collaboration with Marion Mahony Griffin, and its subsequent development to the present day.These people were employed either as labourers or domestics on stations.
The population was also significantly reduced when the death rate increased significantly due to diseases introduced by the Europeans.
By the 1880s there were no full blood people in the district, with only some fifty mixed race people.
He built a slab hut on what is now called Acton Peninsula. A creek that ran through the middle of the property originating from the side of Mount Ainslie was named Canberry Creek.
On 12 October 1828, a deed for a further 1,000 acres (400 ha) to the west was issued to Moore in consideration of £250.
It was estimated by Robertson that prior to European settlement starting in 1824, depending on the season there were about 300-400 Aboriginals living in the Molonglo, Queabeyan, Canberra, Namadgi region.
As the settlers took over land, many Aboriginals migrated to other districts such as Cooma and Tumut.In stark comparison, by 1851 there were about 2,500 European people living in the area.Apart from a few employed on stations Aboriginals disappeared by the 1860s with most moving to the better hunting grounds of land near the Cooma and Tumut districts.Before European settlement, the area which eventually became the Australian Capital Territory was inhabited by Indigenous Australians, who spoke a Ngarigo dialect.Historical sources have identified them as different tribes with a range of names.Later it was referred to as the Limestone River, and the Fish River.