Governor Macquarie is entertained by “Chief Bungaree” during an inspection

1821c During another inspection of agricultural development on Wallis Plains (Maitland), Governor Macquarie is entertained by “Chief Bungaree” and his “tribe”, much as he had been by Burigon in Newcastle three years earlier. The Governor records not only the growing farming settlement, but also the mobility of Bungaree on whom Macquarie conferred the title of “King” and installed him on a farm at George’s Head on Sydney Harbour during 1815: “there being 11 separate Families now settled on their Lands in that District [Maitland]…we arrived at the Government Cottage, which Major Morisset had built…on the summit of a pretty Eminence…besides the large Creek I named Wallis’s Creek, and Commanding a fine view of all the Farms on Wallis’s Plains. Here I found Bungaree, Chief of the Boan Native Tribe [Broken Bay] with all his own Family, and 30 more of his Tribe, waiting my arrival, having come on purpose to meet me….we had rather a late Dinner…Bungaree and his Tribe entertained us with a Karaburie after Dinner, and we did not go to Bed till 11 o’clock”. (Lucas, 51)