1837 – Protector of Aborigines

The position of Protector of Aborigines is appointed to oversee the lives of Aboriginal people. The position was initially held by Captain Walter Bromley in interim in 1837, who was then succeed by William Wyatt later that year. Wyatt was replaced as Protector by Matthew Moorhouse in June 1839 when the public complained that Wyatt wasn’t “controlling the Aborigines.” Moorhouse remains as Protector until his resignation in 1856. Photo credit: www.adelaidia.sa.gov.au