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Reviewing George Fletcher Moore

Diary of Ten Years and The Millendon Memoirs - How are they different?

Diaryof10Years There are many differences between the Diary of Ten Years and The Millendon Memoirs, many of which are of no consequence. There are, though, a number of significant differences between these two volumes.

These include the extra material in The Millendon Memoirs on political events, the more detailed accounts of the killing of two Aboriginal leaders (Midgegooroo and Yagan), the more complete descriptions of the flora, Moore's domestic activities, Moore's emotional responses to colonial life and his attitudes towards the Aboriginal people.

These differences are all interesting and important for a more complete understanding of George Fletcher Moore and the Swan River Colony, but the focus here will be with Moore's attitudes to the Aboriginal people.

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