Saturday, September 10, 2005

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are warned that this post contains a picture of a person who has passed away.
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George Street from Grosvenor 1826

From left to right we've got: Main Guard building, the gaol (middle distance), James Underwood's house, the Tank Stream behind it and the wall of the Male Orphan Asylum.

The guy in the foreground is Bungaree, king of Sydney. Don't know much about him yet.

Underwood was a convict who became a merchant. Successful one, if the size of that house is anything to go by. Don't know much about his life as a merchant yet. There's a James Underwood listed on the First Fleet database.

2 comments:

Dianne said...

King Bungaree was the first person to be called an Australian,he circum navigated Australia with Matthew Flinders and later with Phillip Parker King.

He is the most photographed aboriginal and was named king of the aboriginals by Governor Lachlan Macquarie.

Spike said...

Bungaree was the first person to be called an Australian

A small acknowledgement but acknowledgement nonetheless.

Ta for the info.