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Derrimut Derrimut i(A144868 works by)
; Died: Ceased: 28 May 1864 Melbourne, Victoria,
Gender: Male
Heritage: Aboriginal ; Aboriginal Boonwurrung / Boonerwrung / Bunurong people
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BiographyHistory

Derrimut was an Aboriginal leader of the Boonwurrung people from the Melbourne area. His warning of an impending attack by Aboriginal people from 'up-country' prevented a massacre of John Pascoe Fawkner's party in late 1835. A headstone at Melbourne General Cemetery, Parkville, Victoria, records this act.

Source: Monument Australia website, www.monumentaustralia.org.au (sighted 23/01/2012)

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