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Dharug History

From where the sun came

Long before the recorded accounts of Captain James Cook, 'Bainmuuri' (place of many winds) had been visited by explores and traders from numerous islands amongst the northern hemisphere.

During the 1400's the western/eastern coastlines had been charted by China, not long after the Chinese had been in contact with the first inhabitants of our continent island, the Dutch had visited the Western coast. Spanish have also been reputed to have explored the continent in the 15-1600's. Followed closely by the French, Russians and finally the British. Notwithstanding there are numerous accounts of many other foreigners visiting our home long before the recorded events concerning the history of our lands and people (Iyura).

When Time Stood Still

April 20th 1770 Captain James Cook claims possession of the whole east coast of Australia for the British Crown. An Island man Tuwi and Joseph Banks accompianed Captain James Cook ashore during thier exploration of Grunalla (many beach heads) stopping at Kurnell (pink seashells) the three men surveyed the surrounding beach heads of Pink Shells. It has been alleged that Captain Cook gave instructions for the man Tuwi to kidnap a small Yuen' child whilst the parents were near-by fishing. The fate of the young male child is unknown concerning the recorded and actual facts surrounding the explorations of the Endevour and her crew. It is a complete fabrication the the term Boomarang was termed by COOK, the word first appears in records from 1822 and first recorded as Bou-mar-rang and originating from a dialect of the Darug/Thurwal inhabiting the Georges River. It is often pointed out by respected elders of culture, that Cook had never truly claimed the Eastern Coast of Van Diemans Land or New Holland. If he had? Why place the Union Jack on an island off shore and rename it as the 'Possession Island'

Continued in Nangami Dreaming Also read about Lieutenant Dawes

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07/01/1788

Crew of the first fleet sight land.

List of people on board HMS Sirius, flagship during the voyage of the First Fleet from Portsmouth England on May 3rd 1787 to Port Jackson on 26 January 1788:

Official Party

PHILLIP Arthur RN.Captain, HUNTER John, BRADLEY William, 1st Lieut MAXWELL George William, Lieut KING Philip Gidley, 2nd Lieut JACKING Henry, quartermaster, PALMER John, purser, MILLER Andrew, commissary, WORGAN George Bouchier, surgeon, JAIMSON Thomas, surgeon’s mate, DODD Henry Edward, agriculturalist, DeMALIEZ Bernard, servant, FREEMAN Thomas, clerk, WALKER David, DAVIS John, coxswain, HONE Henry

Midshipmen

BREWER Henry, DONOVAN Stephen, FERGUSON James, FOWELL Newton HARRIS John William, HILL Francis, master’s mate HOLD, Mrs Hold ORMSBY Irwin, RAPER George SEALY, SHORTLAND John Jnr, WATERHOUSE Henry

Marines

RISS Robert, Major, FURZER James, 1st Lieut (q/m), COLLINS David, Lieut, DAWES William, 2nd Lieut, LONG John, PACKER William, Sergeant, PROCTOR William, PETRIE Henry GOWEN John, Corporal, FREEBORNE Alexander, Drummer, HUGHES William REYNOLDS Charles, STEPHENS Robert Mount, WEST John ANGELL James, Private, ASSEL John, BACON Samuel, BACON Jane, wife BACON Elizabeth, child, BATCHELOR John, private, BATES John, DUKES Thomas, EDMONDSTONE William, FLEMMING George, GARVIN Thomas,GILBORNE Andrew, GILBORNE Margaret, wife, GOODWIN Philip, Private, HALFPENNY Thomas, HERITAGE Charles, KING Samuel, MCKEON Patrick, OVERTON Edward, PARSONS Henry, RADFORD Josep SCOTT Thoma, STANDFIELD Daniel, STANDLEY William, TARR Isaac,TAYLOR Joseph, THOMAS Samuel, THOMAS Ann, wife, TUNKS, William, Private, WILLIAMSON, John, PRATER Charles, servant to Lt. Collins

Seamen

KELTIE James, master, MORTON Micah, retired master, CUNNINGHAM James, mate, BRYANT SOUTHWELL Daniel, mate, WROTEEN Samuel, BROOKS Thomas, Bo’sun, BROOKS Deborah, wife, BUCKLEY Stephen, mate GRAVES George, yeoman, BRODIE Walter, armourer, ROSS Peter, gunner MARA John, gunner’s mate, LIVINGSTON John, carpenter, PARKER Charles, HAMBLEY William, WESTBROOK William B, MERIDETH, Frederick, baker, DOUGLAS, cook, TURNER John, WATSON Robert, sail maker, WHITE Peter

Able Seamen

ATWELL John, BAIRD David BELL Jonathon, BUDDLE Daniel, BURN Terence, CAVANOUGH Owen CONWAY John, CALDWELL Joseph, COVENTRY James, DRUMMOND John, ELLIS Walter, FITZGERALD Henry, FREDERICK John, HENDERSON Robert, HIBBS Peter, JEFFERIES Joseph, MACNEAL John, MITCHELL William, MOORE Edward, MORLEY Robert, PAINTER James, PHILLIPS William, PROCTOR James, REED William, PROCTOR James,, REED William SHINE John, WEBB Robert, WEBB Thomas



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