Goggey (Cogi or Kogi) is among a Dharawal party who meets Governor Macquarie in the Cowpastures. He retains friendly relations with several settlers along the Georges River. Goodall and Cadzow, Rivers and Resilience, p 51-52.

  • Governor Lachlan Macquarie 1762-1824
  • Georges River


In a time of drought, Gandangara and Dharawal people move eastwards towards the rivers, which seems threatening to some settlers. Sensing hostilities, Goggey moves his family onto a friendly property owned by Charles Throsby at Glenfield. Goodall and Cadzow, Rivers and Resilience, p 52


During the punitive expeditions organised by Governor Macquarie, principally against the Gandangara, Kogi again takes refuge with his friend Throsby, a friendly settler at Glenfield. Later he moves back east. Goodall and Cadzow Rivers and Resilience, note that his journey is the same tactic and route which Pemulwuy used to escape the Redcoats in 1797 (pp 54-55)

Macquarie may have granted land to Kogi near Picnic Point – his family certainly thought so (see 1857). The land in question remains in doubt until the government requisitions it in the twentieth century.


Kogi is recognised as ‘King of the Georges River’ on a breastplate presented by Macquarie.