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Trugannini 1866; Courtesy Wikimedia Commons
Truganini Truganini i(A68143 works by) (a.k.a. Trugernanna; Trugannini; Trucaninni; Trugernanner)
Born: Established: ca. 1812 Tasmania, ; Died: Ceased: 8 May 1876 Tasmania,
Gender: Female
Heritage: Aboriginal
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BiographyHistory

Truganini was the daughter of Mangerner, Chief of the Recherche Bay people. Following the death of her intended partner, Paraweena, who died while saving Truganini from abduction, she became the partner of Woorraddy. Truganini and Woorraddy accompanied the Reverend George Robinson on his Aboriginal missions for several years in the early 1830s. Truganini spent some time on Flinders Island and at Port Phillip, Victoria, before returning to Tasmania in 1842. She later resettled at Oyster Cove.


Source: Significant Tasmanian Women, http://www.women.tas.gov.au/significantwomen/search/truganini.html


See also: Wikipedia article and the the full Australian Dictionary of Biography Online entry for Trugernanner (Truganini).

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