Topics: Families and children: North Coastal

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put together unknown pieces of Biddy ’s children’s story

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Agnes and Bob’s great grandmother and great uncles

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pain and suffering many endured, particularly through fallout from the stolen generations

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At the age of 3, Susan Moylan-Coombs was removed from her family

Before Cook - view

Bennelong’s wife Barangaroo was a Cameragalleon ( leon indicating female) and was abducted from Manly Cove on Governor Phillip’s command.

1793 - view

A young woman Goo-ree-dee-a-na teaches Watkin Tench some of her language. Tench writes that she “belonged to the tribe of Cameragal”.

1799 - view

Bungaree is recruited by Lieutenant Grant in the ship Lady Nelson . He helps guide the exploration of the Hunter River.

1800 - 1803 - view

Birth of Biddy (Sarah Wallace) in Broken Bay.

1800 - 1803 - view

Her mother is ‘Queen’ Matora, a wife of Bungaree.

1800 - 1803 - view

Biddy is known as Sarah Wallace, belongs to the Broken Bay clan of Bungaree, and is sister to Bowen and Toby.

1815 - view

Biddy Lewis later to settle at Marramarra Creek on Broken Bay, also lives from time to time at Bungaree’s Georges Head farm.

1815 - view

Governor Macquarie sets up the Native Institution at Parramatta, It is a dormitory school where Aboriginal children can be educated in English ways without the influence of their families and clans. At first some parents leave their children at the school voluntarily, later they realise that they will not be allowed to leave.

1820 - view

Since the men in Bungaree’s group were often absent from Kirribili, Mikhailov concentrated in his painting on the women and children. Volendens,Gulanba Duby, Gouroungan, Ga-ouen-ren, Matora.

1820 - view

The artist draws or records other names of the people in Bungaree’s clan. Boin (Bowen) is Bungaree’s son. His mother is Toura. Bowen’s wife is Maria or Mary, her father is Jonza and her mother is Nan or Naney. Bowen’s daughters are Theda, Theela Bowen and his son Mark.

1820 - view

Pavel Mikhailov (the Russian expeditioner and artist) draws Bungaree and many of his clan, including Diana Boongaree daughter of Matora. Other family members who are named and drawn by Mikhailov include Matora herself (first wife of Bungaree).

1823 - view

Webb is notorious among a branch of Bungaree’s descendants now living on the Central coast, as the man who sexually assaulted Sophie.

1823 - view

Birth of Charlotte Ashby, daughter of Sophie Bungaree and James Webb.

1826 - view

Aboriginal women are often abducted and sometimes raped, while their men retaliate to defend the women.

1830 - view

Birth of Theda Bungaree, father: Bowen Toura Bungaree, Mother: Maria.

1831 - view

Anonymous letter to the Sydney Gazette “…People should be employed to take a circuit about ten or fifteen miles around the establishment erected for the Aborigines; to conciliate themselves with the natives, particularly to find out which of those have children and to induce them to come to the establishment to convene with the missionary.”