HC Deb 22 July 1897 vol 51 c720

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the long standing difficulty with the Government of Western Australia in reference to the control and management of the aborigines of that colony has been satisfactorily adjusted; and, if so, whether there is any objection to stating the terms of the settlement?


The difficulty has been adjusted satisfactorily. The Colonial Government and Parliament have agreed to create a special Government department to look after the interests of the natives and to superintend the distribution of the funds provided for their relief.