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177326 Burigan (Burrigan) (Burragong) (Indigenous) - - Nov - Dec 1820 Newcastle Colonial Secretarys Papers Series: NRS 898; Reel or Fiche Numbers: Reels 6020-6040, 6070; Fiche 3260-3312
 
John Kirby and John Thompson charged with the wilful murder of Burrigan, a black native chief of the Blacks tribe of Newcastle. John Thompson found not guilty. John Kirby found guilty and sentenced to death and the body afterwards to be dissected and anatomized



183301 Burigon (Burigan ) (Burrigan) (Burragong) (Indigenous) - - 1820 Newcastle / Lake Macquarie National Portrait Gallery
 
Corrobborree, or Dance of the Natives of New South Wales., 1820 by Walter Preston (engraver). Depicted second from left in this image is Burigon (d. 1821), also known as Long Jack, a leader of the Awakabal people of the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie district - National Portrait Gallery



62119 Burragong (King Jack) (Indigenous) - - 16 December 1820 Newcastle Sydney Gazette
 
THE MURDER OF BURRAGONG John Kirby and John Thompson are indicted for the wilful murder of Burragong, alias King Jack a native chief at Newcastle on the 27th of October; and the first witness called in support of the prosecution was Isaac Elliott, a superintendent at that settlement who deposed that the two prisoners charged were employed in the blacksmiths shop there; that Kirby had been removed thither from hence two years ago under sentence of the Criminal Court; and that Thompson was also sent thither, for endeavouring to effect an escape from the Colony; that on the 26th of November they were absent from their work, and he discovered that they had both run from the settlement; which being reported to the Commandant, he immediately dispatched a military party, attended by two constables, in quest of them. In ten minutes after the party had left, a black woman arrived with information to deponent, of two men being taken up by some natives, who were conducting them into the town; the pursuing party were in consequence recalled from their adopted route, and joined by deponent, went out to meet the natives with their prisoners; and shortly met a number of natives (accompanied by the two prisoners), all armed with spears and other weapons the murdered chief guarding Kirby; both the prisoners very soon descrying deponent and the pursuing party; immediately where upon the natives set up a yell and shout, and clearly articulated the words Croppy make big Jack booey by which was to be comprehended that one of the white men had killed Jack their chief; whom the prisoner Kirby was seen to raise his arm to seize upon, but fell himself from a blow by a waddy. Witness further deposed that no blow was struck by the natives until the murderous act had been committed by the prisoner Kirby. The other prisoner at the bar had only endeavoured to effect his escape, but was secured by one of the constables as was Kirby also, who had risen and endeavoured to run off. Deponent saw the deceased in a wounded state by some sharp instrument, in the belly and bound him round; had him conveyed into the town; had a search made for the destructive implement, which could not be found. After ten days survival the deceased went to deponent with an order from the worthy Officer that commands the settlement to receive a suit of clothing and then said he was merry bujerry, meaning that he was much recovered; but in five days after, deponent heard that this kind, useful and intelligent chief had breathed his last. The fatal wound was given on the 27th of October and he painfully languished till the 7th of November ultimo. James Wills one of the constables who attended the party corroborated the foregoing evidence; and particularly to the fact that no blow was struck by any native before he saw Kirby stretch out his arm towards the wounded man, and heard the yells and shouts of the natives; and that while in the act of hand cuffing the two prisoners, the prisoner Kirby expressed his regret at not having killed the deceased outright. He saw the deceased a few days after in the woods and he then expressed a complaint of much illness, owing to his wound and in a few days after he was dead. The other constable of the party Meneeto corroborated the foregoing testimony. Mr. Fenton, assistant surgeon of the 48th Regiment, gave testimony of the deceased having been brought into the settlement wounded, and was attended to with every care, in his own quarter; where he would not continue after the third day, though every persuasion was used to detain him, he being desirous of resorting to the expedients practiced by themselves in wounded cases. Dr. Fenton described the wound to have been received in the abdomen and extremely dangerous. In five days after his quitting he returned and Dr. Fenton dressed his wound he then appearing in a convalescent state; but he soon after heard of his death. Dr. Fenton had no doubt of the death ensuing from an internal mortification in the abdomen, occasioned by the wound proved to have been inflicted by the prisoner John Kirby, against whom a verdict was returned of Wilful Murder; and sentence of death was immediately pronounced upon him. his body directed to be dissected and anatomised. John Thomas was acquitted



7939 Burrigan (Burragong) (Indigenous) - - 31 October 1820 Newcastle Colonial Secretary s Index
 
Commonly called Jack. Chief of a Newcastle tribe. Stabbed by John Kirby.




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