C1804

Pimbloy: A Native of New Holland in a Canoe of that Country

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The only know portrait of Pemuluy &#8216head of the Botany Bay tribe&#8217 who led the resistance of the settlement of Aboriginal lands. Rare. From The Narative of a Voyage of Discovery performed in his Majesty&#8217s Vessel the Lady Nelson. Pimbloy … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Pimbloy: A Native of New Holland in a Canoe of that Country

Date:

C1804

Artist:

Engraver:

Samuel John Neel 

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Original copper engraving

Image Size: 

220mm 
x 152mm
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Pimbloy: A Native of New Holland in a Canoe of that Country - Antique Print from 1804

Genuine antique
dated:

1804

Description:

The only know portrait of Pemuluy &#8216head of the Botany Bay tribe&#8217 who led the resistance of the settlement of Aboriginal lands. Rare. From The Narative of a Voyage of Discovery performed in his Majesty&#8217s Vessel the Lady Nelson. Pimbloy The Bidjigal (River Flat Clan) is inseparable from its leader Pemulwuy (from bimul, meaning ‘earth’). In December 1790, Pemulwuy fatally speared Governor Phillip’s convict game hunter, John McEntire. Watkin Tench described Pemulwuy as a ‘young man, with a speck, or blemish, on his left eye’. This engraving of ‘Pimbloy’ in his canoe is the only known image of Pemulwuy. ‘The resemblance is thought to be striking by those who have seen him,’ wrote James Grant, captain of the Lady Nelson, in his The Narrative of a Voyage of Discovery Performed in H.M. Vessel Lady Nelson … 1803-04. Evidence suggests that Bidjigal country spread west from Botany Bay to Salt Pan Creek, a Georges River tributary stretching north to Bankstown.

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