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Eora man who had an important role in relations between the colonists and the local people. With Colebee, Bennelong was abducted by Governor Phillip at Manly on 25 November 1789 and held at Government House. He escaped in May 1790, but started visiting the colony voluntarily later in the year. In December 1792, he travelled to England with Phillip, returning in 1795.