The First Indigenous Author to be in Print

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For Australia Day features, my son Nathan came up with this brilliant suggestion, and something from Australia’s history. It is a story of a man who became a mediator and later described as a traitor for his relationship with the first settlers. He lived a fascinating life between his own people and the colonials and this life took him on an adventure to England in 1792. Bennelong was said to be the first Indigenous Australian Author to have his words printed. Here are two versions of his story with a song from Bennelong. Long live his spirit!

From ABC Radio, here is a brief story about his trip to England with an audio recording of Bennelong singing.

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It has been more than two hundred years since the death of Bennelong – that great Wanggal leader and ambassador to the Sydney colony.

Bennelong has long been cast as a tragic figure, a traitor to…

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4 thoughts on “The First Indigenous Author to be in Print

  1. I know very little about Australia, and less about the aboriginal people, and their history. I was interested to read this sad tale, of a life sadly not enhanced by contact with so-called ‘civilisation.’
    Best wishes, Pete.

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