Benjamin Duterrau’s The Conciliation is an idealised depiction of the British Protector of the Aborigines, George Augustus Robinson, at the centre of a group of Tasmanian Aboriginal people. Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

Benjamin Duterrau’s The Conciliation is an idealised depiction of the British Protector of the Aborigines, George Augustus Robinson, at the centre of a group of Tasmanian Aboriginal people. Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. 

Life sentences: Protector of Aborigines

Dr Samuel Furphy examines the office of Protector of Aborigines, in the Australian Dictionary of Biography.
 

An important figure in the history of Australian race relations was George Augustus Robinson, the so-called ‘Conciliator’ of Van Diemen’s Land, who was appointed Chief Protector of Aborigines in the Port Phillip District (Victoria) in 1837.