Bungaree

Aboriginal man from Broken Bay who accompanied Flinders on his voyage of circumnavigation around Australia in 1802. An skilled negotiator, he was held in high esteem by various governors.

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Garden Island, Sydney
24 Nov 1830
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Rose Bay
27 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.