Bennelong and Gogy : Strategic brokers in colonial New South Wales

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Konishi, Shino. (2016). Bennelong and Gogy : Strategic brokers in colonial New South Wales. In Brokers and Boundaries: Colonial Exploration in Indigenous Territory pp. 15-37 ANU Press. https://doi.org/10.22459/BB.04.2016
AuthorsKonishi, Shino
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On the road between Parramatta and Prospect a meeting took place on Monday last for the purpose of inflicting punishment on a native well known at the above settlements by the name of Goguey … His crime was defensible upon custom immemorial, but so likewise was his extraordinary mode of arraignment an event consequent upon the former. Perceiving an unusual degree of rancour in the menaces of his judges, he endeavoured for a short time to avoid them by retiring; but being closely pursued he formed his resolution, and made a stand, with two adherents near him. The spears of his adversaries were barbed and rough-glazed, and three at once advancing upon him until within ten or twelve feet, he caught the first thrown on his target, but the second, discharged by Bennelong, entered above the hip, and passed through the side, so as to be afterwards extracted; but the third thrown by Nanbery as he wheeled to defend himself from the former, entered the back below the loins; when perceiving that his seconds had left him, he in a transport of rage and anguish turned his resentment upon those from whom he expected assistance but had deceived him, and then exhausted, fell.

KeywordsAboriginal History; Arts; Humanities; Biography; Autobiography; History; Social Sciences; Indigenous Studies
Page range15-37
Year01 Jan 2016
Book titleBrokers and Boundaries: Colonial Exploration in Indigenous Territory
PublisherANU Press
Place of publicationAustralia
ISBN9781760460112
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.22459/BB.04.2016
Web address (URL)https://press.anu.edu.au/publications/series/aboriginal-history/brokers-and-boundaries
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