Bennelong

  • Senior man of the Eora, an Aboriginal (Koori) people.
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Bennelong

  • BORN
  • Australia
  • circa1764
  • DIED
  • Kissing Point, Sydney, Australia
  • January 3, 1813

Woollarawarre Bennelong (c. 1764 – 3 January 1813) (also: "Baneelon") was a senior man of the Eora, an Aboriginal (Koori) people of the Port Jackson area, at the time of the first British settlement in Australia, in 1788. Bennelong served as an interlocutor between the Eora and the British, both in Sydney and in the United Kingdom.

SOURCE: Wikipedia