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?
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Additional Reading / Sources:
Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe – a revisionist look about Aboriginal achievements
Pemulwuy, The Rainbow Warrior by Eric Wilmot – historical fiction about Pemulwuy’s life