What made me famous?
This is where he grew up as a boy.
In a soldiors outfit in London.
In this picture he is a young man.
Did you know?
- I was captured at manly with my friend Yemmerrawanyea.
- I was also the first indigenous Australian to have a federal electoral district named after them.
- I was forced to fight for the British against my own culture.
- I was wounded in battle whilst fighting my own people.
- I lost my culture completely.
Woollarawarre Bennelong, script for video.
I was born in 1764 and grew up near the Parramatta River. I was an Indigenous leader and was ordered by Governor Arthur Phillip.
In 1789 was captured in Manly. I was then dressed up in British clothes. This was the start of me losing my culture.
My house was built where the Opera House is today.
I was forcecd to fight for Britain against my own culture. I was wounded in battle and had completely lost my own culture.
I died in 1813 at the age of 49".