Musquito

Aboriginal man in Sydney in the early 1800s. After being speared under the heart outside the General Hospital in the Rocks on the night of Thursday, 9 January 1806, he was taken into the hospital and treated but died the following Wednesday. He had earlier injured a Aboriginal boy, young Pigeon, with a tomahawk while drunk, and was killed in retaliation for this. He had also fought with Boatswain Maroot outside the Wynyard Barracks earlier that day because of the attack.  He is often confused with the bushranger Musquito who was hanged in Tasmania in 1825.

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Died
General Hospital
15 Jan 1806
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Musquetto