Bungaree

Negotiator who accompanied Flinders, thereby becoming the first Aboriginal to circumnavigate Australia. He was held in high esteem by various governors and became a leader of the township Aborigines.

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Sydney
24 Nov 1830
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Bungaree

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Adopting the role of mediator between the Aboriginal people and the English colonists, Bungaree became one of the best known elders in Sydney town, after circumnavigating the continent with Matthew Flinders.