Message Stick - Pemulwuy: A War of Two Laws
Pemulwuy charts the history of Australia's first ever Aboriginal resistance fighter. From his first encounter with the British in Botany Bay, to his 12 year war against the establishment, to his eventual demise in 1802 in Parramatta where he was finally beheaded. The program will attempt to expose one of Australia's forgotten histories and an unsung hero of the Bidgigal people of the Dharug language group of Sydney.
Pemulwuy the warrior was seen as a real character, who until now, has never been acknowledged let alone celebrated in Australian colonial history. It explores history as viewed by Aboriginal and non Aboriginal expert voices reconciling the contention between the oral and written history of the early European colonisation of Australia and give him his due place in Australia's shared history.
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