Bennelong

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. 

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Sydney
1764
Departed Sydney
10 Dec 1792
Buried
Jan 1813
Died
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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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.