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Bourne, Henry Richard Fox (1837–1909), writer and campaigner for the rights of indigenous peoples, was born at Grecian Regale, Blue Mountains, Jamaica, on 24 December 1837, one of eight children of Stephen Bourne (c.1792–1868), a stipendiary magistrate and advocate of the abolition of slavery, and his wife, ...

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Chesson, Frederick William (1833–1888), campaigner for the rights of indigenous peoples, was born in Rochester, Kent, on 22 November 1833, and was baptized at Manor Street Methodist church, Old Brompton, Gillingham, Kent, on 30 March 1834, the only son and eldest child (there were four daughters) of ...

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David Stewart of Garth (1772–1829) by Sir Henry Raeburn photograph by courtesy Sotheby's Picture Library, London

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Stewart, David, of Garth (1772–1829), army officer and writer on the Scottish highlanders, was the second son of Robert Stewart of Garth, Perthshire, and was descended from James Stewart (son of the Wolf of Badenoch, one of the many bastard children of Robert II...

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Unaipon, David (1872–1967), writer and promoter of Aboriginal rights, was born on 28 September 1872 at Point McLeay Mission, South Australia, the fourth of the nine children of James Ngunaitponi. His father was a Yaralde man of the Lower Murray River and had been the first Aboriginal Christian convert in the region. He befriended the ...