Colebee

Aboriginal man who helped guide William Cox when surveying the Blue Mountains road, and was granted land at Blacktown.

Milestone
Died
1827
Name
Alternate
Colebee
Commemorated by
Occupation
Property
Owned
1819 - 1827
Relationship
Sibling
Child of
Spouse
1822 - 1827

Colebee and Nurragingy's land grant

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,
2015

The land granted to Colebee and Nurragingy in 1819 was one of the rare instances where the colonial government recognised Aboriginal interests in land. The site is of enduring importance for Aboriginal people who trace their traditional ancestry and social history back to this place and is part of the ongoing history of Aboriginal peoples' struggle for land rights.