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Item: 177462
Surname: Bumblefoot (Devil Devil) (Indigenous)
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: January 1825
Place: Newcastle
Source: Colonial Secretarys Index Series: NRS 897; Reel or Fiche Numbers: Reels 6041-6064, 6071-6072
Details: Correspondence from John Brabyn to Frederick Goulburn - I feel it incumbent on me to put you in reason of the cause which induced me to file an order for the five pounds for the apprehension of Devil Devil they are as follows viz.....When I was at the Farm of Mr. Hicks, I was there informed that Devil Devil had been in that neighbourhood and that he had knocked down a man with his tomahawk, stripped him of all his clothes and robbed him of a quantity of port and flour and left him for dead. That this being reported to the Commandant he had offered a reward of 5 pounds to any person who might bring Devil Devil in. That on my coming down the river to Newcastle in a boat with 5 others the discourse was generaly in Devil Devil 2 men that did not appear to me to belong to the boat said they knew his haunts at Broken Bay and that they intended to take him if possible..


 
Item: 177458
Surname: Bumblefoot (Indigenous)
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: -
Place: Lake Macquarie
Source: A Key to the Structure of the Aboriginal Language in the Vicinity of Hunter River and Lake Macquarie ... By Lancelot Edward Threlkeld
Details: {Extract}...A murderous black names Bumble foot from his infirmity, and Devil Devil from his propensities, had attempted to murder a European by chopping off the mans head with a tomahawk, and which he nearly effected ; the man recovered and I had to appear at a Court of Justice on the occasion; this displeased Bumble foot and he avowed openly, in their usual manner, that he would slay me at the first opportunity, in the bush; this came to the ears of McGill, who immediatley applied to me for the loan of a fowling piece to got and shoot that fellow for his threat, which was of course refused


 
Item: 177049
Surname: Bundish (Indigenous)
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: June 1850
Place: Singleton
Source: State Library of NSW. Papers relating to Aborigines in the Singleton District, Blanket for Native Blacks, Colonial Secretarys Office
Details: Age 40. On Return of Aborigines to receive blankets


 
Item: 77133
Surname: Bungaree (Indigenous)
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1801 24 June
Place: Hunter River
Source: HR NSW. vol IV. Hunter and King. 1800, 1801, 1802. Ed by F. M. Bladen. p. 416
Details: From Sydney. Accompanied the first survey party to Hunter River on the Lady Nelson. Ran off as soon as the Lady Nelson arrived at the river


 
Item: 77188
Surname: Bungaree (Indigenous)
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1804 1 July
Place: Newcastle
Source: HRA Series 1 vol. V, pp. 415 - 416
Details: Being victualled from the stores at Newcastle under Lieut. Menzies directions


 
Item: 77203
Surname: Bungaree (Indigenous)
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 5 October 1804
Place: -
Source: HRA Series 1 vol. V, pp 419 - 420
Details: Father murdered by escaping convicts Hughes, Coleman and Mundy


 
Item: 100227
Surname: Bungaree (Indigenous)
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 6 March 1830
Place: -
Source: Sydney Monitor
Details: Mr. C. Rhodius uses the lithographic press with great skill. He has executed front and profile likenesses of Bungaree, in a most superior style


 
Item: 63851
Surname: Bungarrie (Bungaree) (Indigenous)
First Name: John
Ship: -
Date: 1839 14 December
Place: -
Source: Commercial Journal and Advertiser
Details: Aboriginal. Sponsered at the Normal Institution by Stephen Coxen of Hunter River. Received award


 
Item: 165820
Surname: Bungary (?Indigenous)
First Name: James
Ship: -
Date: 16 January 1841
Place: Paterson
Source: Registers of Coroners Inquests and Magisterial Inquiries (Ancestry)
Details: Murdered by natives


 
Item: 176362
Surname: Bungery (Indigenous)
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1863
Place: Scone
Source: The Scone Advocate 4 February 1927
Details: One of the aborigines of the tribe around Scone


 
Item: 176366
Surname: Bungery (Indigenous)
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1863
Place: Scone
Source: The Scone Advocate 4 February 1927
Details: When Bungery moved from Aberdeen he found his way to the head of the Hunter waters where he found employment with Messrs .Campbell and Simpson of Tomalla and he turned out to be one of the most intrepid bush riders of the State


 
Item: 176272
Surname: Bunya Jimmy (Indigenous)
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 30 August 1902
Place: Port Macquarie
Source: Sydney Mail
Details: Illustrations of King Robert Fly and his wife Emily of Port Macquarie district. Robert was born on the Comboyne Mountains near the Hastings River in 1845 and was one of the oldest survivors of a tribe almost extinct known as the Bunya tribe. He was the only surviving son of Bunya Jimmy who was proud of his brass plate denoting his kingship over tribes extending from King River to Port Macquarie. Robert is passing his few femaining years with his wife at Port Macquarie mainly subsisting on charity and a little Government aid. He spent his young days on the Manning River and was a famous horsebreaker and stockman as few if any of the horses he met could unseat him provided he was free of krangi (rum). He is most trustworthy and has never been known to break his word or go back on a promise. About 20 years ago a number of strange darkies visited Port Macquarie some of them having a little money and during their spree one of the visitors tried to carry off Roberts sister Maria. Robert objected and picked up his s


 
Item: 176273
Surname: Bunya Jimmy (Indigenous)
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: -
Place: Hastings River
Source: King Plates: A History of Aboriginal Gorgets By Jakelin Troy
Details: Bunya Jimmy, King of the Hastings River rewarded with a Gorget


 
Item: 177326
Surname: Burigan (Burrigan) (Burragong) (Indigenous)
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: Nov - Dec 1820
Place: Newcastle
Source: Colonial Secretarys Papers Series: NRS 898; Reel or Fiche Numbers: Reels 6020-6040, 6070; Fiche 3260-3312
Details: 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


 
Item: 183302
Surname: Burigan (Indigenous)
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: -
Place: Newcastle
Source: Hunter Living Histories - Wallis Album
Details: 2 Natives of New South Wales. Dick killed Burigon one day with one [underlined] blow. Titled below drawings and inscription in ink in Wallis hand. Portrait drawings of the Awabakal brothers. At top is pencil portrait titled Burigon or Jack showing right profile. At bottom is watercolour portrait titled Dick, showing head and upper torso. Portraits flanked by two botanical drawings titled Tetrabatica and Zeianthimum.


 
Item: 183301
Surname: Burigon (Burigan ) (Burrigan) (Burragong) (Indigenous)
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1820
Place: Newcastle / Lake Macquarie
Source: National Portrait Gallery
Details: 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


 
Item: 183304
Surname: Burigon or Jack (Indigenous)
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: -
Place: -
Source: Hunter Living Histories - Wallis Album
Details: Wallis Album 025 (Courtesy of the State Library of NSW). [View of a river landscape with five cut out pasted down drawings of five standing Aborigines, ca. 1818 / by James Wallis]. Watercolour and collage. Each is named below portrait from left to right Burigon or Jack, Nerang Doll; Trimmer in Warriors full Dress; Walker; and Nerang Wogec Playing on Shield. Inscribed below drawing in ink: These figures of the Natives are all drawn by Major Wallis 46th Regt. and These Natives all sat for their Pictures


 
Item: 62119
Surname: Burragong (King Jack) (Indigenous)
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 16 December 1820
Place: Newcastle
Source: Sydney Gazette
Details: 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


 
Item: 7939
Surname: Burrigan (Burragong) (Indigenous)
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 31 October 1820
Place: Newcastle
Source: Colonial Secretary s Index
Details: Commonly called Jack. Chief of a Newcastle tribe. Stabbed by John Kirby.


 
Item: 183276
Surname: Bushrangers (Indigenous)
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1840
Place: Dungog
Source: The Wingham Chronicle 10 August 1943
Details: In November 1840, the whole district was in a state of turmoil owing to the appearance in Brookfield of a band of mounted and armed bushrangers. According to the official records they stuck up the Union Hotel, and Mr Chapman’s at Wallarobba, and extra troopers were requisitioned from the authorities. Captain Cook referring to the matter in one of his letters to the Colonial Secretary explained that he armed two aboriginal natives with muskets, he having instructed them in the use of firearms at his estate Auchentorlie. Unfortunately for the Captains good opinion of the blacks these two had no sooner obtained the guns and ammunition than they made off to join the bushrangers and were not recaptured until several weeks later. The description of the capture indicates that the natives profited little by their course of musketry instruction at the Captains home, for they are recorded as having fired thirty shots at the constables and inflicted no injury to anyone. Their punishment for the escapade also throws an interesting sidelight on the character of the remarkable man that administered the laws of those troublesome days. Reporting officially on the matter Cap. Cook stated that these rude untutored savages are no more deserving of blame than I am myself, and I therefore admonished them both severely and informed them that they would be deprived of participation in the future distribution of blankets. It was unwise on my part to give lethal weapons into their hands and the temptation of their possession



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