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"Abo's" (sic), the frontier wars and the squeaky clean invaders!

... You can start by prosecuting those black abo, useless, drag on OUR Australian economy, grub eating mongrels. From the second letter of Max Milton Macalister esquire


Caption: "cache of abo's", A photo depicting the invaders with captives chained by their necks.

The following letter was sent to Sovereign Union by 'Max Milton Macalister esquire', who professes to be a direct line descendant of a scottish invader Lachlan Macalister known for at least one massacre in Gippsland, South Eastern Victoria. Although not clearly stated, It appears that he is referring to the "Victoria's silent shame" article written by the Managing Editor of Tracker, Chris Monro, a Gamilaraay man. and published by Tracker Magazine and republished by Sovereign Union in July 2013.
 
Our Sub Editor has punctuated and changed the case of the letter for easy reading, but the original letter un-edited is printed below for reference or corrections.
 
Michael Anderson of Sovereign Union wrote a brief note to Max Milton Macalister esquire. This note, along with Max Milton Macalister esquire's reply, are also included below the letter.

5 February 2014

* To readers outside Australia: The word 'abo' is a derogatory term that was extensively used when referring the First Nations peoples of Australia by the British invaders and their decendants.

The letter to Sovereign Union ...
 
This is a typical example of someone who is talking through his back side and wouldn't have a clue. Christ Knows where he got his twisted and miisguided information from - and then have the audacity to have it on the website to mislead people.
 
The man who virtually celebrates the murdering
of Aboriginal People in Gippsland Victoria by his ancestors.

Max Milton MacAlister Esq Nov 2012
(rootsweb.ancestry.com
 

Ensign Lachlan Macalister, 1797-1855 -
The letter writer claims that this man came to Australia in 1817, and served the Invaders as a Captain and was also a friend of Governor Lachlan Macquarrie - More

I am a direct descendant of the Macalisters of Gippsland, born 2 December, 1935. I run Clan Macalister here in Australia, and have been doing and engaged in my ancestors history and genealogy for the past 55 years.

I also have matriculated Macalister arms, am a member of the Port Phillp Pioneers, as well as the Armorial and Heraldry society of Australasia, and a Scottish Knight Templar.

Now the true facts of the Warrigul Creek shootings are these, and you can tell Munro to pull his empty head in for all I care.

The authentic Australian libraries and historical organisations are fully aware of the information and true facts and events of the exploration and discovery of Gippsland in 1840 by my ancestors that I have been supplying to them over the past 50 odd years or so.

It was not a Donald Macalister that was speared at brewry bridge, Alberton about 1/2 a kilometre out of Port Albert in july 1843, it was Ranald sometimes misquoted as Ronald Macalister, the youngest brother of Capt Lachlan Macalister who by the way was accepted by Governor Lachlan Macquarrie as being the true discoverer of Gippsland ... Not Angus McMillan or the european claim jumper Count Strezleckie. McMillan was employed by Lachlan Macalister at his property called "Clifton", at Picton, NSW, which land joined the Macarthurs of Camden then called the cow pastures, and to whom Laclan Macalister was a close friend and associate as well as his two sons.

Ranald Macalister was the manager for his brother at "Boisdale" property and rode down to Port Albert where my ancestors had a supply hut there to replenish supplies which had run low. On Arriving Ranal found several abos (thats what they are) inside the hut, and evidently had been given some spirits to drink by a ticket of leave man (a convict) who was employed by Lachlan to look after the store.

The abos would not leave the hut when asked by Ranald and he did what I would surely have also done if I was there in that time period, he got a shovel full of fire embers and threw it on the dirt floor, whereupon the abos did a bit of a corroboree and skirted out the door.

Being The sly blackies that they are, they waited for Ranald to return back to "Boisdale" before sunset, and a short distance out of Port Albert, ambushed him and speared him and killed him with waddies.

Ranalds blood stained horse made it back to "Boisdale" just on sunset minus its rider.

Darkness had fallen and it was too late to send out a search party then, but first thing the next morning at 5:00am a party went searching for him. What the party found was a bit of a shock and this infuriated the Scottish highlanders as this type of thing brought back memories of the butchery after Culloden back in Scotland. The abos had cut out his kidney fat, as evidently this was a prize piece of meat and a change from water rats, goannas, snakes, lizards, wombats and witchery grubs.

They also cut off both his hands as these were found worn around the neck of one of the abos shot when the so called "Gippsland Brigade" caught up with them at Warrigul Creek, as all the abos had hightailed it into the scrub.

This Posse was led by Lachlan Macalister, and contained Dr. Alexander Arbuckle, Matthew Macalister, Thomas Mewburn Macalister, Colin Macalister, Angus McMillan and several Scottish Isle of Skye Pioneer settlers.

Ronalds blood stained Macalister's Tartan shirt was also recovered off another abo shot. These items were recovered and sprinkled with pepper and wrapped in brown paper.

Ranalds remains, or what was left of them, as the wild pigs had been having a nore at his remains overnight, had been hastily buried on the side of the track about opposite where the Rev Parson Willoughby Bean build his cottage a few years later. Ranalds remains were dug up and taken by boat up the river to what was to become the Alberton cemetery.

This was the only means of entrance into the cemetery during those years of the 1840's. It is now in our present day and age, at the back end of the cemetery. Some very early whalers had been buried in here in the 1830's, as well as 5 other known people at that time. I have had a stone cairn erected to commemorate Ranald`s death as his original burial site was lost about 1912 or so when a bush fire went through that area of this large very deep, in length, cemetery.

In conclusion, this ambush and mutilation of Ranald Macalister was the final straw as far as the Scottish pioneers were concerned as they had been putting up with the spearing of their cattle and several white settlers had also been murdered beforehand.

Evidently, there were no more murders of white settlers after this Warrigul Creek event.

Written and corrected by Max Milton Macalister esq. 3rd february, 2014.
Direct senior male descendant of the Strathaird line of Macalisters from the Isle of Skye and now of Gippsland.
Senior of the Strathaird line of Cadet of Tarbert Castle line of Macalisters, all arms of scotland, May 8th, 1995.
Lord of "Clifton-Coldwell UK. President of the Clan Macalister, Australasia.
KO. Scot. Knight Templar. Fahsa -
Member of Port Phillip pioneers.
Member of the First Fleet Association.
Member of Australia Day Committee, Victoria.
Member of Scotland Australian Heritage Council, Sydney.
Fellow Honorable company Armigers - Per Mare per Terras.

Comments sent to Max Milton Macalister esquire by Michael Anderson, a spokesperson for Sovereign Union.

Yarmah

How interesting. Thank you for that correction, now we know who to prosecute for murder.

No person or persons in this world, modern or past, has the right to take the law into their own hands and conduct punitive expeditions just to kill people. Right or wrong, there is just NO excuse.

Your obvious Racism is scary for many, considering your comments that if you were there you would have done the same.

Your Beef with Mr Munro is your business. But for the many readers of our website, your correction in history gives us the correct insight into what we have been telling people all these years. Thanks for that.

Oh by the way, what is also interesting is the fact that you speak of the secret society within Australia of the Racist Knights Templars and their association with the Australia Day event ... Things people say!

Michael Anderson,
Spokesperson for Sovereign Union

Max Milton Macalister esquire writes back, following Michael Anderson's comments.

YES,GOOD IDEA . YOU CAN START BY PROSECUTING THOSE BLACK ABO, USELESS, DRAG ON OUR AUSTRALIAN ECOMOMY,GRUB EATING MONGRELS ..

HOPE I SEE YOU SOME WHERE YOU NARROW MINDED BLONK.

AND THE TEMPLARS ARE NOT A SECRET SOCIETY ,JUST MAGNIFIES YOUR IGNORANCE.

The letter as it appeared when sent to the Sovereign Union website through the site contact form on 3 February, 2014:

THIS IS A TYPICAL EXAMPLE OF SOMEONE WHO IS TALKING THROUGH HIS BACK SIDE AND WOULDN`T HAVE A CLUE .CHRIST KNOWS WHERE HE GOT HIS TWISTED AND MISGUIEDED INFORMATION FROM AND THEN HAVE THE AUDACITY TO HAVE IT ON THE WEBSITE TO MISLEAD PEOPLE.I AM A DIRECT DECENDANT OF THE MACALISTERS OF GIPPSLAND ,BORN 2 DECEMBER ,1935 .I RUN CLAN MACALISTER HERE IN AUSTRALIA ,AND HAVE BEEN DOING AND ENGAGED IN MY ANCESTORS HISTORY AND GENEOLOGY FOR THE PAST 55 YEARS .I ALSO HAVE MATRICULATED MACALISTER ARMS,AM A MEMBER OF THE PORT PHILLP PIONEERS,AS WELL AS THE ARMORIAL AND HERALDRY SOCIETY OF AUSTRALASIA,AND A SCOTTISH KNIGHT TEMPLAR.NOW THE TRUE FACTS OF THE WARRIGUL CREEK SHOOTINGS ARE THESE ,AND YOU CAN TELL MUNRO TO PULL HIS EMPTY HEAD IN FOR ALL I CARE. THE AUTHENTIC AUSTRALIAN LIBRARIES AND HISTORICAL ORGANISATIONS ARE FULLY AWARE OF THE INFORMATION AND TRUE FACTS AND EVENTS OF THE EXPLORATION AND DISCOVERY OF GIPPSLAND IN 1840 BY MY ANCESTORS THAT I HAVE BEEN SUPPLYING TO THEM OVER THE PAST 50 ODD YEARS OR SO
IT WAS NOT A DONALD MACALISTER THAT WAS SPEARED AT BREWRY BRIDGE ,ALBERTON ABOUT 1/2 A KILOMETRE OUT OF PORT ALBERT IN JULY 1843 ,IT WAS RANALD SOMETIMES MISQUOTED AS RONALD MACALISTER ,THE YOUNGEST BROTHER OF CAPT LACHLAN MACALISTER WHO BY THE WAY WAS ACCEPTED BY GOVERNOR LACHLAN MACQUARRIE AS BEING THE TRUE DISCOVERER OF GIPPSLAND ....NOT ANGUS MCMILLAN OR THE EUROPEAN CLAIM JUMPER COUNT STREZLECKIE.MC MILLAN WAS EMPLOYED BY LACHLAN MACALISTER AT HIS PROPERTY CALLED "CLIFTON",AT PICTON ,NSW WHICH LAND JOINED THE MACARTHURS OF CAMDEN THEN CALLED THE COW PASTURES,AND TO WHOM LACLAN MACALISTER WAS A CLOSE FRIEND AND ASSOCIATE AS WELL AS HIS TWO SONS.RANALD MACALISTER WAS THE MANAGER FOR HIS BROTHER AT "BOISDALE" PROPERTY AND RODE DOWN TO PORT ALBERT WHERE MY ANCESTORS HAD A SUPPLY HUT THERE TO REPLENISH SUPPLIES WHICH HAD RUN LOW .ON ARRIVING RANAL FOUND SEVERAL ABOS (THATS WHAT THEY ARE) INSIDE THE HUT AND EVIDENTLY HAD BEEN GIVEN SOME SPIRIT S TO DRINK BY A TICKET OF LEAVE MAN(A CONVICT) WHO WAS EMPLOYED BY LACHLAN TO LOOK AFTER THE STORE .THE ABOS WOULD NOT LEAVE THE HUT WHEN ASKED BY RANALD AND HE DID WHAT I WOULD SUELY HAVE ALSO DONE IF I WAS THERE IN THAT TIME PERIOD ,HE GOT A SHOVEL FULL OF FIRE EMBERS AND THREW IT ON THE DIRT FLOOR ,WHEREUPON THE ABOS DID A BIT OF A CORROBAREE AND SKIRTED OUT THE DOOR .BEING THE SLY BLACKIES THAT THEY ARE,THEY WAITED FOR RANALD TO RETURN BACK TO "BOISDALE" BEFORE SUNSET ,AND A SHORT DISTANCE OUT OF PORT ALBERT ,AMBUSHED HIM AND SPEARED HIM AND KILLED HIM WITH WADDIES.RANALDS BLOOD STAINED HORSE MADE IT BACK TO "BOISDALE " JUST ON SUNSET MINUS ITS RIDER .DARKNESS HAD FALLEN AND IT WAS TOO LATE TO SEND OUT A SEARCH PARTY THEN ,BUT FIRST THING THE NEXT MORNING AT 5 AM A PARTY WENT SEARCHING FOR HIM .WHAT THE PARTY FOUND WAS A BIT OF A SHOCK AND THIS INFURIATED THE SCOTTISH HIGHLANDERS AS THIS TYPE OF THING BROUGHT BACK MEMORIES OF THE BUTCHERY AFTER CULLODEN BACK IN SCOTLAND .THE ABOS HAD CUT OUT HIS KIDNEY FAT ,AS EVIDENTLY THIS WAS A PRIZE PIECE OF MEAT AND A CHANGE FROM WATER RATS, GOANNAS, SNAKES ,LIZARDS, WOMBATS,AND WITCHERY GRUBS.THEY ALSO CUT OFF BOTH HIS HANDS AS THESE WERE FOUND WORN AROUND THE NECK OF ONE OF THE ABOS SHOT WHEN THE SO CALLED "GIPPSLAND BRIGADE" CAUGHT UP WITH THEM AT WARRIGUL CREEK ,AS ALL THE ABOS HAD HIGHTAILED IT INTO THE SCRUB .THIS POSSE WAS LED BY LACHLAN MACALISTER ,AND CONTAINED DR. ALEXANDER ARBUCKLE,MATTHEW MACALISTER ,THOMAS MEWBURN MACALISTER ,AND COLIN MACALISTER , AND ANGUS MCMILLAN AND SEVERAL SCOTTISH ISLE OF SKYE PIONEER SETTLERS.RONALDS BLOOD STAINED MACALISTER TARTAN SHIRT WAS ALSO RECOVERED OFF OF ANOTHER ABO SHOT.THESE ITEMS WERE RECOVERED AND SPRINKLED WITH PEPPER AND WRAPPED IN BROWN PAPER .RANALDS REMAINS OR WHAT WAS LEFT OF THEM,AS THE WILD PIGS HAD BEEN HAVEING A NORE AT HIS REMAINS OVERNIGHT HAD BEEN HASTILY BURIED ON THE SIDE OF THE TRACK ABOUT OPPOSITE WHERE THE REV PARSON WILLOUGHBY BEAN WAS TO A FEW YEARS LATER, BUILD HIS COTTAGE . RANLDS REMAINS WERE DUG UP AND TAKEN BY BOAT UP THE RIVER TO WHAT WAS TO BECOME THE ALBERTON CEMETERY .THIS WAS THE ONLY MEANS OF ENTRANCE INTO THE CEMETERY DUREING THOSE YEARS OF THE 1840`S.IT IS NOW IN OUR PRESENT DAY AND AGE THE BACK END OF THE CEMETERY.SOME VERY EARLY WHALERS HAD BEEN BURIED IN HERE IN THE 1830`S AS WELL AS 5 OTHER KNOWN PEOPLE AT THAT TIME . I HAVE HAD A STONE CAIRN ERECTED TO COMMEMORATE RANALD`S DEATH AS HIS ORIGINAL BURIAL SITE WAS LOST ABOUT 1912 OR SO WHEN A BUSH FIRE WENT THROUGH THAT AREA OF THIS LARGE VERY DEEP IN LENGTH CEMETERY .
IN CONCLUSION ,THIS AMBUSH AND MUTILATION OF RANALD MACALISTER WAS THE FINAL STRAW AS FAR AS THE SCOTTISH PIONEERS WERE CONCERNED AS THEY HAD BEEN PUTTING UP WITH THE SPEARING OF THEIR CATTLE AND SEVERAL WHITE SETTLERS HAD ALSO BEEN MURDERED BEFOREHAND .EVIDENTLY ,THERE WERE NO MORE MURDERS OF WHITE SETTLERS AFTER THIS WARRIGUL CREEK EVENT. WRITTEN AND CORRECTED BY MAX MILTON MACALISTER ESQ,3RD FEBRUARY ,2014.DIRECT SENIOR MALE DESCENDANT OF THE STRATHAIRD LINE OF MACALISTERS FROM THE ISLE OF SKYE AND NOW OF GIPPSLAND.SENIOR OF STRATHAIRD LINE OF ,CADET OF TARBERT CASTLE LINE OF MACALISTERS ,ALL ARMS OF SCOTLAND ,MAY 8TH ,1995.LORD OF "CLIFTON-COLDWELL UK .PRESIDENT CLAN MACALISTER AUSTRALASIA.KO.SCOT.KNIGHT TEMPLAR. FAHSA.MEMBER PORT PHILLIP PIONEERS .MEMBER FIRST FLEET ASSOCIATION .MEMBER AUSTRALIA DAY COMMITTEE VICTORIA .MEMBER SCOT .AUST.HERITAGE COUNCIL SYDNEY . FEL. HONOURABLE COMPANY ARMIGERS . PER MARE PER TERRAS .
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