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The Lewington family, Coogee

Ellen Lewington was an Aboriginal woman living with her husband at Coogee, where her son Frederick applied for a land grant in 1893. The Lewingtons were known in the district, though Robert, a white man who married an Aboriginal woman, was shunned by other white settlers. Through several years, the family would be split up and come together again, divided by racism, cultural differences, and bureaucratic swindling.
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