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While views of the degeneracy and iniquitous nature of Aboriginal society had great biblical and cultural underpinnings for early Australian colonists, Threlkeld also recognised such beliefs as a convenient and crude rationalisation for dispossession, 'for if it could be proved that the Aborigines of New South Wales were only a species of wild beasts, there could be no guilt attributed to those who shot them off or poisoned them as cumberers of the earth'.