“On all stations…in this western portion of Queensland a certain number of black boys and gins are all employed, and it is difficult to see how stations could be worked without their assistance. The vast majority recieve no renumeration, save tucker and clothes. They are, of course, bound by no agreements, but are talked of as my, or our…niggers, and are not free to depart when they like.”[p.175, 1]
Wiseman, W.H. 1871–01–21. Rockhampton Bulletin. Quoted in Reynolds, Henry. (1981) 2006. The Other Side of the Frontier. Sydney: UNSW Press. ISBN: 0–86840–892–1.