Yemmerrawanne i(1 works by) (a.k.a. Imeerawanyee; Yemmerrawannie; Yemmorravonyea Kebarrah; Yam-Roweny; Yemmerawanne)
Born: Established: ca. 1775 Botany Bay, Botany area, Sydney Southern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales, ; Died: Ceased: 18 May 1794 Kent,
United Kingdom (UK),
Western Europe, Europe,

Gender: Male
Heritage: Aboriginal Wangal ; Aboriginal
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Along with Bennelong,Yemmerrawanne accompanied Governor Arthur Phillip (qq.v.) to England, arriving in May 1793. Yemmerrawanne died in England in Eltham, Kent. The Eltham Parish burial register records: 'May 21. Yemmorravonyea Kebarrah, a Native of New South Wales, died May 18 1794, supposed to be aged 19 years...'.

Source: Jack Brook, 'The Forlorn Hope: Bennelong and Yemmerrawannie Go to England' [online] Australian Aboriginal Studies, No. 1, 2001: 36-47. (Sighted: 21/09/2010)


  • The spelling of Aboriginal words in historical documents often varies depending on how they were heard, interpreted and recorded by Europeans. Variant spellings also occur in contemporary documents written by both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal authors.
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