Mannalargenna

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Mannalargenna (c. 1770–1835), a Tasmanian Aborigine, was an elder of the Plangermaireener nation in what is now the Ben Lomond area of north-eastern Tasmania.[1] Following the arrival of the Europeans in the area, he led a guerrilla styled resistance attacks against British soldiers in Tasmania during the period known as the Black War. In 1829 he freed four aboriginal women and a boy from John Batman's house where they had been held for a year.[2]

While it seems as though he joined George Robinson's mission to persuade aboriginal people to "surrender", it is claimed that he was actually directing Robinson away from the people.[2] He was promised that if he helped Robinson he would not be sent to Flinders Island, but this promise was broken and he died in captivity at Wybalenna in 1835.

His second wife was Tanleboneyer with whom he had five known children, a son, Neerhepeererminer and daughters Woretermoeteyenner, Wottecowidyer, Wobbelty and Teekoolterme.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Helen Grasswill (11 Sep 2014). "Australian Story". ABC. 
  2. ^ a b http://www.utas.edu.au/library/companion_to_tasmanian_history/M/Mannalargenna.htm
  3. ^ http://www.ivanlea.net/sub_pages/dollyroots.htm