the first australians

the first australians

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  • 1788: Arthur Phillip and the First Fleet arrived in Australia and Aboriginal Resistance flares.
  • Conflict between the First Fleet arrivals and Aboriginal people begins and disease breaks out among the indigenous population, killing many.
  • Bennelong and a boy named Yemmerrawanie kidnapped are taken to England by Arthur Phillip. Yemmerrawanie dies and Bennelong goes back to Australia 5 years later.
  • 1799 was Beginning of a six-year period of resistance to white settlement by Aboriginal people in the known as the 'Black Wars'.
  • Pemulwuy in shot by two settlers in 1802 and Tedbury continues the resistance
  • The Europeans decapitated Pemulwuy and took his head back to England to put on display to the public.
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