Submission – James Gordon Barrett

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James Gordon Barrett’s great great great grandfather, the Reverend George Langhorne, was a missionary in Australia during the early 19th century. This submission recounts James’ great great great grandfather’s history, alleging that while doing the Lord’s work, he was also participating in an act of genocide, and actively worked to destroy the material, spiritual, and cultural lives of First Peoples. Additionally, the submission includes a transcribed copy of the Reminiscences of James Buckley, who lived among the Wallawarro or Watourong Tribes at Geelong Port Phillip for 30 years.

Date: 5 May 2024