Bennelong

Eora man captured by Governor Phillip, who travelled to England and back, and taught the settlers much about Aboriginal language and culture.

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Born
Sydney
1764
Departed Sydney
10 Dec 1792
Died
Kissing Point, NSW
03 Jan 1813
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Baunellon
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Beninglong
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Bennilong
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Boinba
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Bundebunda
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Wolarrabarrey
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Woollarawarre Bennelong
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10 Dec 1792 - 19 May 1793
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1790 - 1792

Woollarawarre Bennelong

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2013

Thrust into history by his abduction, Bennelong led a tumultuous life, becoming the best known Aboriginal figure in the first decades of European settlement. His story, plagued by myths, connects twenty-first century Australia with the social and spiritual Aboriginal world that existed before the English colony of New South Wales.

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.