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A former Melbourne journalist, Beckett was Chief Inspector of Aborigines for the Northern Territory from around 1911 until his position was made redundant in May 1917. The circumstances surrounding Beckett's dismissal led to a Royal Commission in which he exposed the questionable actions of various individuals and public servants towards Aboriginal people. In 1920, Beckett took up residence on Vanderlin Island in the Pellew Group, just off the coast from Borroloola.

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