Putney, Sydney, Australia
Memorial marking the approximate location of Bennelong's burial. Erected by the Australian Bicentennial Authority in 1988.
Bennelong came from the Wangal clan (southern side of the Parramatta River), and was captured in late 1789 on the orders of Governor Arthur Phillip. Although he managed to escape after six months, he eventually returned peacefully to the settlement of Sydney.
Phillip built him a brick hut at Tubowgulye, now Bennelong Point (where the Sydney Opera House is sited) and took him to England two years later. When Bennelong died in 1813, he was buried at Kissing Point, in an orchard on the grounds of the brewer James Squire.
Nanbarry - nephew of Colebee, a Cadigal clan elder was also buried here. Nanbarry died in 1821, and had requested a burial site which overlooked the Parramatta River.
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