Baludarri – A Significant Figure in Parramatta History

Baludarri – A Significant Figure in Parramatta History

A significant figure in the history of Parramatta, Baludarri was a young Darug man who was living in the area when the Europeans colonists arrived in 1788. In early 1791, Baludarri befriended Governor Phillip, and joined the Governor’s expedition to the Hawkesbury, as a guide and translator. On his return, Baludarri started a fish trade with the European settlers. Baludarri fell ill with an infectious disease and died suddenly, aged approximately 17 years of age, in December 1791. (more…)

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