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Document: John Yeoman petition

In this letter to the Governor John Yeomans asks for land to be held by him in trust for his two children. The letter notes that his son Robert Yeomans is “Deaf and Dumb” and describes his daughter Charlotte as “an Idiot from … Birth”. However, “idiot” isn’t used in our sense of the word. Charlotte probably had some kind of intellectual disability.

Museums of History NSW - State Archives Collection: Colonial Secretary; NRS 899, Memorials to the Governor, 1810-1826. [4/1840A] pp411-412 No 1082 Memorial of Charlotte and Robert Yeomans by their father John Yeomans, 24/07/1824
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