Topics: People: Community leaders: North Coastal

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Caroline Glass-Pattison

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Dennis Foley

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Bruce Lowrie

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Dennis Foley

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Lois Birk

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Dennis Foley

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Julie Hendicott

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Dennis Foley

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Caroline Glass-Pattison

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Dennis Foley

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Bruce Lowrie

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Dennis Foley

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Julie Janson

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Uncle Willie

Before Cook - view

Community Elder Lois Birk gives an acknowledgement of country at the Northern Beaches Annual General Meeting of the Aboriginal Education Consultative Group: We acknowledge that we are on Guringai country at Stoney Range Reserve, Dee Why. We will listen to each other. We walk softly and gently and pay homage to Indigenous people of all nations. We respect the spirits of this place.

1799 - view

Bungaree is recruited from Broken Bay by Mathew Flinders to accompany his voyage of exploration in the Porpoise . He is probably 18 years old. Flinders writes of him, “His achievements are many, his character excellent and his conduct on the voyage assisted Flinders to survive the numerous meetings with many Aboriginal clans”. (Smith 1992)

1816 - view

Macquarie appoints Bidgee Bidgee “Chief of the Kissing Point Tribe” at Ryde.

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.

1821 - view

The Governor persuades Bungaree and his family group to move back to Georges Head.

1823 - view

Bowen (Bungaree’s son), at Moreton Bay with John Oxley, may be the first Aboriginal person to make a drawing on paper.