McIntyre speared by Pemulway

McIntyre, the Governor’s gamekeeper is speared by Pemulwuy, a powerful warrior of the Bidjigal. Phillip orders a revenge expedition to catch the culprits. They march to Botany Bay, the orders to bring back two men to be executed and the heads of ten more. The Botany Bay people are targeted because Bennelong has suggested that Pemulwuy comes from this area but in fact Pemulwuy’s people the Bidjigal are the “woods tribe”. They discover Coleby who tells them that he has fled to the south. It is thought now that thought that Pemulwuy was born in the vicinity of Salt Pan Creek. Video: Richard Green: Blackfeller Land.

  • Salt Pan Creek, where women gathered wild flowers
  • Salt Pan Creek where stone wharf was located