"The natives have formed a systematic plan for carrying on a war of extermination against the white inhabitants."
("The Tasmanian" - 18th April 1828)
"The Natives, during the last 12 months, have coined a spirit of enterprise and hardihood beyond that of any former year. The burnings of houses, corn stacks and fences have greatly increased. The Natives are becoming bolder and the Whites more timid."
(Thomas Anstey of Oatlands - 18th March 1830)
"The attacks and depredations of the Aborigines assume a regular and alarming consistency, and evince a cunning and superiority of tactic which would not disgrace even some of the greatest military characters."
("Colonial Times" - 16th July 1830)
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