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Co-Owner @rorkprojects & Rork Projects (QLD), Co-Chair of National @naidocweek Committee, Co-Host of #ThePoint on @NITV, Ambassador for @Mayi_Kuwayu
Sep 11, 2021 10 tweets 3 min read
Buy Dark Emu. Read it. And Pascoe's 2007 book 'Convincing Ground'. Read that too. Also Read 'Lying For the Admiralty' by Margaret Cameron-Ash, Bill Gammage's 'The Biggest Estate on Earth' and 'Why Weren’t We Told?' by Henry Reynolds. Read James Demark’s 1893 book 'Adventures in Australia Fifty Years Ago'. Read James Bonwick and John West’s 'History of Tasmania' first published in 1852. Read 'Conspiracy of Silence' by Timothy Bottoms. Read 'Grit' by @DavidHuntGirt and 'Warrior' by Libby Collins.
Jan 3, 2021 8 tweets 3 min read
Today is the anniversary of the death of Wangal man Woollarawarre Bennelong. He died on January 3, 1813 and was the most significant Aboriginal man in early Sydney and also, in retrospect, the most misrepresented and underestimated. He was captured in Nov 1789 on the orders of Arthur Phillip, first NSW governor. Phillip, had sent Lt William Bradley with a party of marines to Manly Cove where they abducted two men - Colebee & Bennelong. They were tied up and held prisoner and under guard at Government House.