Aboriginal Freedom Fighter: Pemulwuy

The Life Of Pemulwuy, Aboriginal Australian Hero

Pemulwuy was a member of the Bidjigal people, one of the Aboriginal tribes who lived on the east coast of Australia.

When the British arrived to colonise his people’s ancestral land he fought back. Over 12 years, Pemulwuy led and unending war against the new colony and united multiple Aboriginal tribes under his leadership.

Had the British Empire finally met its match?

This ‘Forgotten Footnote’ episode has been produced in support of 2021 NAIDOC Week!

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Additional Reading / Sources:

GAMBAY Interactive Map: Showing Aboriginal Languages Across Australia

Journal of Watkin Tench

Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe – a revisionist look about Aboriginal achievements

Journal of Arthur Bowes

Pemulwuy, The Rainbow Warrior by Eric Wilmot – historical fiction about Pemulwuy’s life

Pemulwuy – A War of Two Laws (documentary / re-enactment)

Song dedicated to Pemulwuy, by the Australian band ‘Redgum’



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