Page:The aborigines of Australia.djvu/167

From Wikisource
Jump to: navigation, search
This page has been validated.
154
THE ABORIGINES OF AUSTRALIA.

and replenish the soil; and anyone who goes among the aborigines and interferes with their natural right of procuring the necessaries of existence is an aggressor, and whatever proceedings may arise out of those acts are chargeable upon him who first gave the provocation. I entertain a hope that one benefit resulting from this discussion will be that we shall never again hear a whisper of the question whether men or animals are to be preserved."