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The Exhibition Bennelong Point from Dawes point, c. 1814 V1/1810/1 The Mari Nawi exhibition: celebrates the role of Aboriginals in early Australian maritime.

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2 The Exhibition Bennelong Point from Dawes point, c V1/1810/1 The Mari Nawi exhibition: celebrates the role of Aboriginals in early Australian maritime history focuses on Eora and Darug people from the Sydney area describes their journeys throughout Australia and the world focuses on the period from

3 Mari Nawi – Big Canoe The Aboriginal bark canoe, or Nawi were: 3-4 metres long and 1metre wide made from a single sheet of bark bent into shape over a fire usually taken from the stringybark or fir tree smaller then English boats which were called Mari Nawi or big canoe Aboriginal man and woman in canoe, Replica - traditional Aboriginal NAWI.

4 Sailing into History Biddy Salamander of the Broken bay Tribe, Balkabra Chief of Botany, Gooseberry Queen of Bungaree PXA 615/6 Aboriginals worked as guides, boatmen, sailors, whalers and trackers Bundle was the first Aboriginal Australian to sail beyond the horizon Others, including Bennelong and Salamander followed in his footsteps Their travels included England, Vancouver, United States, India and New Ireland

5 Bungaree (c ) Bungaree: was the first Australian to circumnavigate Australia with Matthew Flinders was an excellent fisherman and go-between also assisted capturing runaway convicts convicts later took revenge by killing his Father Bungaree, 1826 NK 118, nla.an National Library of Australia

6 Explorers – Galmarra Jackey Jackey [Galmarra] PXA 615. Galmarra or Jacky-Jacky: joined the explorer Edmund Kennedy and attempted to traverse Cape York Peninsula in 1848 risked his life to bury Kennedy when hostile Aboriginals speared him at Escape River struggled for over 120 kilometres to safety was rewarded with a silver breastplate and £20

7 Exiles – Musquito (c ) Mousqueda ou Mousquita, Musquito: participated in raids on settlers houses was captured by local Aboriginals and gaoled was transported to Van Diemens land in 1813 was promised to be returned home, but this never eventuated later led further attacks against settlers was captured and hanged in Hobart in 1825

8 Bibliography Images Bungaree,a native of New South Wales, 1826 Augustus Earle ( ) Oil (reproduction) NK 118, nla.an National Library of Australia Bennelong Point from Dawes point, c Attributed to John Eyre (b.1771) Watercolour on card V1/1810/1 State Library of NSW Aboriginal man and woman in canoe, 1802 Nicholas-Martin Petit ( ) Pencil, charcoal and ink (reproduction) ref: Museum dHistoire Naturelle, Le Havre, France Mousqueda ou Mousquita, 1802 Nicholas-Martin Petit ( ) Pastel, charcoal, pencil and ink (reproduction) Ref: Museum dhistoire Naturelle, Le Haver, France Jackey Jackey [Galmarra] Expedition of Kennedy, March 16th Charles Rodius Lithograph PXA 615 f.38 Natives of New South Wales Biddy Salamander of the Broken bay Tribe, Balkabra Chief of Botany, Gooseberry Queen of Bungaree Charles Rodius ( ) Watercolour Ref: PXA 615/6 Digital Sources Books Smith, K.V Mari Nawi Aboriginal Odysseys. Rosenberg Publishing, Sydney.


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