I've just finished reading 'We of the Never-Never' by Mrs Aeneas Gunn, which is a memoir set in the Northern Territory of Australia in 1902.
It's a great 'colonial' B grade text. It uses racist terms but is not racist in attitude - 'The white man has taken the country from the black fellow' (Chapter Twenty). Given Australia was viewed as 'Terra Nullius' on British white settlement (in other words the indigenous Australians, in effect, did not exist - they had no rights), that indigenous Australians only gained the right to vote in Commonwealth elections in 1962 and Aboriginal Land Rights only became accepted in the 1970s one can see her attitude was markedly advanced for the time. She was also incredibly feminist - real women were not meant to be where she was in Central Australia. The text has its flaws - notably a weak ending and too much direct conversation - but remains a vivid evocation of place and time. Now I must watch the film...
But it is her husband which is of main interest here. He was sent important family trees which are discussed in the Appendix of Thomas Sinclair's 'The Gunns'. I make much use of these family trees as they are original works and not previously fully used in Clan Gunn family history. A letter by 'Maluka' Aeneas Gunn about these family trees I have recorded here see http://clangunn.weebly.com/aeneas-james-gunn-australia-discussion-of-the-edinburgh-trees.html
For a trailer of the film see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RIITgPGmW8