Woollarawarre Bennelong

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This year marks the 200th anniversary of the death of Woollarawarre Bennelong at Walumetta (Kissing Point) in 1813. Bennelong was of the Wangal clan whose lands included present day Canada Bay.

To mark this event, Dr Keith Vincent Smith will be giving a talk on Woollarawarre Bennelong. The talk will chart Bennelong’s tumultuous life from his birth in 1764 in our area to his death at Walumetta in 1813. There is much to tell in between; his friendship with Governor Arthur Phillip, his voyage to England and the controversy of his life after his return.

Dr Keith Vincent Smith is a an independent historian and curator specialising in the ethnology and history of the Indigenous people of Sydney. Since publishing his book Bennelong in 2001, Keith has uncovered further information on Bennelong and another work, Walking with Bennelong, is forthcoming.

The talk will be at Concord Library on Wednesday, 10 July 2013 at 7pm. The event is free however bookings are essential.

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Posted on June 30, 2013, in Canada Bay and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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