MATTHINA

MATTHINA

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  • MATHINNA WAS SENT TO THE ORPHANAGE THAT HER SISTER THAT SHE NEVER MET WENT. SHE WAS THERE FOR A YEAR AND WAS NOT TREATED WELL.
  • AFTER A YEAR THERE SHE WAS SENT BACK TO FLINDERS ISLAND.
  • AFTERNOON EVERYONE
  • HER MOTHER AND STEP DAD HAD DIED SO MATTHINA HAD NO ONE REMAINING FROM HER FAMILY. SHE WAS SAD, DIRTY AND TREATED BADLY BY WHITE STAFF.
  • BECAUSE OF TOO MANY DISEASES AND ILLNESSES, LOTS OF THE ABORIGINALS WERE DYING SO THE REMAING WERE SENT TO OYSTER COVE, WHICH IS SOUTH OF HOBART.
  • THE 4 GIRLS OF THE GROUP, INCLUDING MATTHINA, WERE SENT TO AN ORPHAN SCHOOL, WHERE THEY WERE TREATED WELL. MATHINNA WAS 12 AT THE TIME.
  • AT AGE 15, IN 1851, SHE WAS DECLARED TO OLD FOR THE ORPHANAGE SO THEY SENT HER TO OYSTER COVE WHERE THE REST OF THE ABORIGINALS WERE. SHE WAS UNHAPPY THERE.
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