Pemulwuy, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death



Aboriginal Australian political leader (c1750-1802)

Date of Birth: 01-Jan-1750

Place of Birth: Botany Bay, New South Wales, Australia

Date of Death: 01-Jun-1802

Profession: politician

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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About Pemulwuy

  • Pemulwuy (also rendered as Pimbloy, Pemulvoy, Pemulwoy, Pemulwy, Pemulwye, or sometimes by contemporary Europeans as Bimblewove or Bumbleway) (c.
  • 1750 – 2 June 1802) was a Aboriginal Australian of Eora descent, born around 1750 in the area of Botany Bay in New South Wales.
  • He is noted for his resistance to the European settlement of Australia which began with the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788.
  • He is believed to have been a member of the Bidjigal (Bediagal) clan of the Eora people..
  • The Bidjigal people are the original inhabitants of Toongabbie and Parramatta in Sydney. Pemulwuy lived near Botany Bay.
  • Pemulwuy may have been a carradhy (healer).
  • Pemulwuy would hunt meat and provide it to the food-challenged new colony in exchange for goods.
  • However, in 1790 Pemulwuy began a twelve-year guerilla war against the British, which continued until his assassination.When Pemulwuy grew into manhood he became Bembul Wuyan, which represents "the earth and the crow".
  • According to Indigenous activist Richard Green "he wasn't very impressed with the mix of cultures.
  • He preferred that we stayed within our own peoples".
  • Another name for him was "Butu Wargun" which means "crow".

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