Arabanoo

Aboriginal man captured by Governor Phillip, who taught the settlers much about Aboriginal language and culture.

Milestone
Born
1759
Died
Sydney
18 May 1789
Name
Alternate
Araboonoo
Alternate
Araboonoo
Alternate
Arooboonen
Alternate
Arooboonoo
Alternate
Harrabanu
Alternate
Manly
Occupation

Arabanoo

,
2010

One of the first Aboriginal people to meet the Europeans at close quarters, Arabanoo taught them much about the customs and manners of his country, but died in the smallpox epidemic of 1789 which was so deadly to Sydney's first people.

Manly Cove, Kai'ymay

CC BY-SA 2.0
,
2015

Manly Cove was the site for first encounters between people from opposite sides of the globe; the site of greeting, gift-giving and dancing, of goodwill and curiosity, as well as betrayal, violence, justice and retribution.