Pemulwuy charts the history of Australia's first ever Aboriginal resistance fighter. From his first encounter with the British in Botany Bay, to his 12 year war against the establishment, to his eventual demise in 1802 in Parramatta where he was finally beheaded. The program will attempt to expose one of Australia's forgotten histories and an unsung hero of the Bidgigal people of the Dharug language group of Sydney.
Today in Australian History - 1 June - Pemulwuy, Killed and behead over land rights. Pemulwuy was the leader and a warrior of the Bidjigal people, who started to show his resistance at the arrival of the first fleet settlement in Australia in 1788 Read more and find out what happen to his missing head. Click on photo for more and **please share.
Believed to be an unidentified NQ warrior captured by Henry King c1900 - He holds a shell tipped spear-thrower of the Cape Grenville type, and a boomerang, with the band representing his clan - This image is often reputed to be Pemulwuy NSW Warrior
Pemulwuy ,He was a member of the Bidjigal clan of the Eora people (a coastal Aboriginal people). Pemulwuy was the fiercest resistance leader to the European invasion of Australia, which began with the arrival of what is called the First Fleet in 1788.
Pemulwuy was an Aboriginal Australian man born around 1750 in the area of Botany Bay in New South Wales. He was known for his resistance to the European settlement of Australia which began with the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788. He is a member of the Bidjigal people, who were the original inhabitants of Toongabbie and Parramatta. Pemulwuy was born with a turned eye, he was a child that had shown deformity, the tribe believed that his mother had been infected by a spirit of the land…
Do they think that all of this is about our refusal to “get over” the fact that Captain Cook landed here over 200 years ago, rather than everything that has happened since? Pemulwuy was killed over 200 years ago, but today his head still sits, unnamed, on a shelf in England somewhere.