• Saxe Bannister, the first Attorney General of NSW, first promotes the idea of an Australian treaty with Aboriginal people in a Submission to the Select Committee of the House of Commons on Aborigines.
  • First Police magistrate (Foster Fyans) arrives in Geelong giving its settlement official colonial government recognition. Squatters complain to him ‘of attacks of the most determined character’ by Aborigines. Fyans complains of settlers killing blacks indiscriminately.
  • Governor Richard Burke names Geelong, with the name derived from the local Wathaurong (Wadda Wurrung) Aboriginal name for the region, Djillong, which was understood to mean ‘tongue of land’.
  • Foster Fyans orders Buckley to assemble Aboriginal people and his census of Aboriginal people in the Geelong region counts 297 Wathaurong within 30 miles of Geelong.
  • Buckley resigns from working with the white authorities dismayed his engagement as translator is not working to the advantage of the Wathaurong.