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Title Message Stick: Pemulwuy - A War Of Two Laws - Ep 1 Of 2
Published Australia : ABC1, 2010
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Summary A two-part documentary series that explores the story of Pemulwuy - a traditional Bidgigal warrior who led a 12 year guerrilla war of payback against the soldiers and settlers of the British colony at Sydney Cove who stole land, food resources, and kidnapped and killed Bidgigal women. This documentary brings Pemulwuy to life, describing his bravery and determination as he wandered the new settlements taking revenge for the wrongs inflicted on the Aboriginal people. Until now, he has never been acknowledged, let alone celebrated in Australian colonial history. Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal experts: Jim Kohen - Dharug historian; Prof. Eric Wilmott - historian and author of Pemulwuy The Rainbow Warrior; Richard Green - Dharug descendant, history and language teacher; Leanne Tobin - Dharug descendant and playwright; Launa Munroe - student and human rights activist, all discuss Pemulwuy's part in the history of early European settlement, and why we know so little about it. They pose important questions about this country's dual history, including the controversy around the introduction of diseases by the first settlers - was it simply an accidental consequence of first contact, or was it a deliberate attempt at germ warfare? Next week in part two we explore how the Pemulwuy story has been left out of Australia's history, and what happened to his remains. It is believed his head was sent back to England to Sir Joseph Banks.PRODUCTION DETAILS:Ian Callen as Pemulwuy. Producer: Grant Leigh Saunders. Archival drawings, paintings and lithographs provided by the National Library of Australia; British Museum; State Library of NSW; Mitchell Library; Museo Naval Madrid; Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, and Royal Geographic Society
Notes Closed captioning in English
Event Broadcast 2010-05-09 at 13:30:00
Notes Classification: NC
Subject Aboriginal Australians.
Conduct of life.
Pemulwuy, approximately 1756-1802.
War and society.
Form Streaming video
Author Corowa, Miriam, host
Green, Richard, contributor
Kohen, Jim, contributor
Munro, Lorna, contributor
Tobin, Leanne, contributor
Willmot, Eric, contributor