As you expressed I wish to be acquainted with some of the natives, if you will dine with me tomorrow you will oblige me by christening a ﬁne native boy who I have. Unfortunately poor boy, his father and mother were killed. He is about two years old.
Letter of invitation from Mountgarret to the Rev. Robert Knopwood, 3 May 1804, for his ﬁrst direct contact with a Tasmanian Aborigine, a surviving infant from the Risdon massacre.