Truganini (1812-1876)

Also known as
Lallah Rookh (1812-1876)
Lalla Rookh (1812-1876)
Rookh, Lalla (1812-1876)
Rookh, Lallah (1812-1876)
Trucaminni (1812-1876)
Trucanina (1812-1876)
Trucanini (1812-1876)
Trucaninny (1812-1876)
Truganini (1803-1876)
Truganinni (1812-1876)
Trugannini (1812-1876)
Trugernanna (1812-1876)
Trugernanner, Truganini (1812-1876)
Trugernanner (1812-1876)
Trugernena (1812-1876)
Trukanini (1812-1876)
Field of activity
Aboriginal Spokesperson; Aboriginal Leader; Tasmanian Aboriginal; Leader
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Biographies

(Truganini) Trugernanner (1812?-1876), Tasmanian Aboriginal, was born in Van Diemen's Land on the western side of the D'Entrecasteaux Channel, in the territory of the south-east tribe. Her father was Mangerner,...

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Truganini was the daughter of Mangana, chief of the Bruny Island people. A survivor of The Black Wars that accompanied European settlement in Tasmania, her life epitomises the story of colonial encounters in Tasmania, the clash of two disparate cultures and the resistance and survival of indigenous Tasmanians. After losing her mother, her sister and her prospective husband at a young age, all of them the victims of colonial violence, Truganini worked hard in the early 1830s to unify what was left of the indigenous communities of Tasmania. An intelligent, energetic and resourceful woman, she worked with white authorities to protect other survivors of The Black Wars who had been forcibly removed from their homelands. In 1830 George Augustus Robinson, a Christian missionary was hired to round up the rest of the indigenous population and he settled them on Flinders Island. Truganini and her husband, Woorrady, helped Robinson in this venture in the hope that removing them would protect them from further violence. Unfortunately, the shock of resettlement, combined with the unsanitary conditions the people were forced to live in, proved fatal and the resettlement program did not work. The result was the virtual annihilation of the one hundred or so people left - mainly due to malnutrition and illness. Truganini went with Robinson to Port Phillip in 1839 where a similar settlement was attempted with mainland nations, again with disastrous results. This time, having learnt from the Tasmanian experience, Truganini joined with the Port Phillip people when they resisted Robinson's plans but she was captured and sent back to Flinders Island. In 1856 there were only a few remaining indigenous survivors left in Tasmania, Truganini among them, who were taken to Oyster Bay. By 1873, except for Truganini, all of the people taken there had died. Truganini was moved to Hobart where she died in 1876. She had no known descendants. Even in death she was not left in peace. Her skeleton was on display in the Tasmanian Museum from 1904 to 1907. It was not until 1976 that her remains received a proper burial. Aboriginal rights workers cremated Truganini and spread her ashes on the D'Entrecasteaux Channel, close to her birthplace. Despite being labelled as such for many years, Truganini was not the 'last Tasmanian Aborigine', as the population of mixed descent Aboriginal people living in Tasmania readily attests to. Nevertheless, the story of her life and death remains immensely important, not only as a symbol of the plight of indigenous Australians, but as an example of the insensitivity of museum practices.

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Selected resources (71)

Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)

  1. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Biographical Index (ABI) Entries

    Please be aware that some ABI records contain language, words or descriptions which may be considered offensive or distressing. These words reflect the attitude of the period in which the item was written and/or that of its author. Please also be aware that ABI records may contain references to deceased people which may cause sadness or distress.

    Names of people mentioned in this source may or may not be Indigenous.

  2. Keeping culture : Aboriginal Tasmania / edited by Amanda Jane Reynolds.
    [p. 47,]
    Published: Canberra : National Museum of Australia, 2006,

    Summary: Photograph: Truganini

    Place: Tasmania (Tas)

  3. Plomley, NJB. The Westlake papers : Launceston, Q,VIC Museum 1991 : 124
    [1991]

    Summary: Reminiscences by people interviewed by Westlake, 1908-1910.

    Place: Victoria (Vic); Launceston (NE Tas SK55-04)

  4. Atkinson, Ann. The dictionary of famous Australians. p239-240

    Summary: Brief biography.

    Place: Tasmania (Tas)

  5. Fate of a free people.
    Reynolds, Henry.
    [p. 2, 5, 26, 136, 137, 139-143, 144, 155, 166, 201, 202, 2-3-204, 208,]
    Published: Ringwood, Vic. : Penguin,1995,

    Summary: Discussion of her role as negotiator for Robinson in Friendly Mission on Flinders Island. Photo facing p. 144.

    Place: Bruny Island (SE Tas SK55-08); Flinders Island (Tas Bass Strait SK55-02)

  6. Radi, H. (ed). 200 Australian women : a Redress anthology. 1988 : 15-16.
    [1988]

    Summary: Daughter of a Lylvequonny man, Mangerner. In July 1829 at Bruny Island she married Wooraddy. Her sister was Moorinna. Photograph

    Place: Bruny Island (SE Tas SK55-08)

  7. Horton, Thomas. The Andersons of Western Port. B H823.27 A1

    Summary: Originally from Tasmania. Believed to be the last full blood of her race. She had been living in Melbourne for two years before becoming an outlaw

    Place: Melbourne (Vic SJ55-05); Western Port (Vic SJ55-09); Tasmania (Tas)

  8. Egan, Ted. The Aboriginals Songbook. 1987 : 38-39. B E280.52 A1
    [1987]

    Summary: Photograph and song written by T. Egan about her

    Place: Tasmania (Tas)

  9. Ellis, Vivienne Rae. Black Robinson : Protector of Aborigines. 1988. B E478.87 B1
    [1988]

    Summary: Mentions Robinsons relationship with Trucanini

    Place: Tasmania (Tas)

  10. Alpin, G.T. (ed). Australians : a historical dictionary. 1987 : 406-407.
    [1987]

    Summary: Truganini (Trugernanner) (1812-76), Tasmanian Aborigine, was born near D'Entrecasteaux Channel in Van Diemens Land. After her people had been brutally disrupted by European sealers, whalers and timbergetters, Truganini married Woorraddy at Bruny Island in 1829. The couple helped G.A. Robinson to collect the remnants of her people, in order to protect them from European violence, and later joined him at the settlements of Flinders Island (1835) and Port Phillip (1838). Truganini moved to Oyster Cove in 1847 and resumed her traditional lifestyle. She moved to Hobart in 1874 and died at the Dandridge family home two years later. After burial, and against her previously stated wishes her body was exhumed (1878) by the Royal Society of Tas for Scientific Research. Her skeleton was placed on display at the Tas Museum (1904-47). One hundred years after her death, her bones were cremated and the ashes scattered on the D'Entrecasteaux channel. Truganini is thought to have been the last full blood Aborigine to have lived in Tasmania.

    Place: Port Phillip / Western Port area (Vic SJ55); Flinders Island (Tas Bass Strait SK55-02); Bruny Island (SE Tas SK55-08); Hobart (SE Tas SK55-08); Oyster Cove (SE Tas SK55-08)

  11. Our Aim. 28(8) 1934 : 4. S17/7
    [1934]

    Summary: Missionary writing about the plight of the Tasmanian Aboriginals.

    Place: Oyster Cove (SE Tas SK55-08)

  12. Tasmanian Aborigines : six color transparencies of pictures 198-. KIT T 198.28 T1. Photo

    Summary: Transparency of a photograph taken of Truganini in 1866

    Place: Tasmania (Tas)

  13. Tasmanian Aborigines : six color transparencies of pictures, 198-. KIT T 198.28 T1. Photo

    Summary: She was a daughter of Manganna of Bruny Island. She was born about 1812 and her portrait was painted in 1832 when she was about 20

    Place: Bruny Island (SE Tas SK55-08)

  14. Davies, S. Aborigines, Murder and the Criminal Law. Historical Studies 22(88) 1987 : 313-335
    [1987]

    Summary: Account of court case at Port Phillip in 1841, for alleged involvement in robbery & murder of two whalers. Along with Fanny, Robert Timmy Jemmy Smallboy (Bob), Matilda and Jack Napoleon Peevay Tunnerminnerwate.

    Place: Port Phillip / Western Port area (Vic SJ55); Tasmania (Tas)

  15. Roberts, Janine P. Jack of Cape Grim : a Victorian adventure. Richmond, Victoria, Greenhouse Publications, 1986.
    [1986]

    Summary: Detailed account of organised and armed attacks on settlers in the Westernport district by five Tasmanian Aborigines brought to Victoria by GA Robinson - Truganini, Matilda [Maytepueminner], Fanny [Plorenernoopperner/Woreterpyeerternanne], Jack (Tunnerminnerwait/Napoleon/[Peevay]) and Robert Smallboy [Maulboyheenner]; contact history and Aboriginal resistance in Tasmania and Victoria; work of Chief Protector and Assistant Protectors of Aborigines; capture, trial and execution of Aboriginal guerrillas.

    Place: Melbourne (Vic SJ55-05); Western Port (Vic SJ55-09); Tasmania (Tas)

  16. Ryan, Lyndall. Aboriginal women and agency in the process of conquest : a review of some recent work. Australian Feminist Studies (2) 1986 : 3543.
    [1986]

    Summary: Summary of authors findings on Tasmanian womens interaction with invaders compared with historical and anthropological views. Examines contrasting views of Truganinis role in Tasmanian Aboriginal history. See also Ryan, L. The Aboriginal Tasmanians.

    Place: Tasmania (Tas)

  17. Aboriginal News
    [Vol. 3, no. 2, (1976), p. 8]

    Summary: Portrait 1866, when aged 65. 8/5/1876 death ashes scattered at sea, May 1976. Oration by Mrs Rosalind Langford. Statement by Len Clarke of Warrnambool.

    Place: Warrnambool (W Vic SJ54-11); Tasmania (Tas); Tasmania (Tas)

  18. The Australian Encyclopaedia (3rd edition) 6 : 159. Grolier Society of Australia (Sydney) 1977.
    [1977]

    Summary: Considered to be last (female) Tasmanian Aboriginal.

    Place: Sydney (NSW SI56-05); Tasmania (Tas)

  19. Heaton, J.H. Australian Dictionary of Dates & men of the time : containing the history of Australasia from 1542 to May 1879. Robertson, Sydney. 1879 : p4
    [1879]

    Summary: Died Hobart 8/5/1876. Brief details.

    Place: Sydney (NSW SI56-05); Hobart (SE Tas SK55-08)

  20. Ellis, Vivienne Rae. Truganini : Queen or Traitor AIAS Publication, Canberra 1981
    [1981]

    Summary: Biography - detailed.

    Place: Canberra (ACT SI55-16); Tasmania (Tas)

  21. Blaikie, George. Our Strange Past : Our poor black brothers. Sunday Mail 21/6/1969
    [1969]

    Summary: Brief biography - known as the Beauty of Brung.

    Place: Tasmania (Tas)

  22. Cronin, Bernard (ed). Black Tragedy. Midget Masterpiece Publishing Co. Sydney. 1933
    [1933]

    Summary: Biographic details.

    Place: Sydney (NSW SI56-05); Tasmania (Tas)

  23. Ellis, Vivienne Rae. Truganini. Tasmanian Historical Research Association Papers & Proceedings 23(2) 1976 : 26-43
    [1976]

    Summary: Biographic details.

    Place: Tasmania (Tas)

  24. Cannon, Michael Montague. Australia : a history in photographs. South Yarra, Vic. 1983
    [1983]

    Summary: Includes photographs of Aboriginal people, beginning with 1858 group portrait of William Lanney and Truganini.

    Place: Melbourne (Vic SJ55-05); Yarra River (Melbourne Vic SJ55-05, E Vic SJ55-06); Tasmania (Tas)

  25. 1. Plomley, N.J.B. ed Friendly mission : the Tasmanian journals and papers of GA Robinson 1829- 1834. Hobart, 1966. 2. Robinson, G.A. Papers. Mitchell Library, Sydney. 3. Colonial Secretarys Office Records. Registers and Indexes, 1824-76. Tasmanian State Archives. 4. Tasmanian State Archives (Correspondence file under Truganini). 5. The last wish : Truganinis ashes scattered in the DEntrecasteaux Channel. Aboriginal News 3(2) 1976 : 8 6. Cato, Nancy. Queen Truganini (by) Nancy Cato and Vivienne Rae Ellis. London, Heinemann, 1976. 7. Price, P.P. The first Tasmanians. Adelaide. 1979.
    [1979]

    Summary: A series of references which refer to her life history.

    Place: Adelaide (SE SA SI54-09); Sydney (NSW SI56-05); Hobart (SE Tas SK55-08)

  26. Moore, David and R. Hall. Australia : image of a nation 1850-1950. Sydney, Collins, 1983
    [1983]

    Summary: Text includes brief account of race relations 1788- 1838. Photographs of Aborigines include Truganini.

    Place: Sydney (NSW SI56-05); Tasmania (Tas)

  27. Tuckwell, S. & Moore, K. We Women. Pamphlet

    Summary: Portrait photo & brief biography.

    Place: Tasmania (Tas)

  28. Tasmania. Laws, statutes, etc. (Acts). Tasmanian Museum Act 1974. Hobart, Government Printer, 1974. An Act to amend the Tasmanian Museum Act 1950.
    [1950]

    Summary: Discusses the disposition of Truganinis remains.

    Place: Hobart (SE Tas SK55-08)

  29. Tasmania. Laws, statutes, etc. (Acts). Tasmanian Museum Act 1976. Hobart, Government Printer, 1976. (2/1976). An act to amend the Tasmanian Museum Act 1960 with respect to the disposal of the remains of Truganini.
    [1960]

    Summary: Legal framework.

    Place: Hobart (SE Tas SK55-08)

  30. Bohun H. Black tragedy. 1933, Rp7199
    [1933]

    Summary: Biographic sketch.

    Place: Tasmania (Tas)

  31. Glover, M. Benjamin Law 1807-90. Art Bulletin of Tasmania 1985 : 34-9. Pamphlet
    [1985]

    Summary: Life and work of the sculptor who produced busts of Truganini and Wourreddy.

    Place: Tasmania (Tas)

  32. Hill, M.C. comp. Australias first people. South Melbourne, Macmillan Australia, 1985
    [1985]

    Summary: Mentioned.

    Place: Melbourne (Vic SJ55-05)

  33. Australian Dictionary of Biography 6 1976 : 422
    [1976]

    Summary: Biography.

    Place: Tasmania (Tas)

  34. Summary: see Truganini.

    Place: Tasmania (Tas)

  35. Dawn, 5(3) 1975: 16
    [1975]
    Published: New South Wales. Aborigines Welfare Board.
    Series: Dawn : a magazine for the Aboriginal people of N.S.W (ISSN 0416-8003)
    Cover image

    Summary: Last full blood - depicted on a stamp for International Womens year

     

     

     

  36. Pride against prejudice : reminiscences of a Tasmanian Aborigine.
    West, Ida.
    [p. 88,]
    Published: North Hobart : Montpelier Press, 2004,

    Summary: Photograph of Morgan Mansell presenting a wreath for the cremation of Truganini's bones at Cornelian Bay Crematorium 1976

    Place: Hobart (SE Tas SK55-08)

  37. Keeping culture : Aboriginal Tasmania / edited by Amanda Jane Reynolds.
    [p. 24-27,]
    Published: Canberra : National Museum of Australia, 2006,

    Summary: Tony Brown; Curator of Indigenous Cultures, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) , Hobart; father Devony; mother Joan (shell maker); lived Flinders Island then Cape Barren, now Hobart; sisters Karen and June; two brothers Devony (dec.) and Brendan; two daughters Heidi and Maddie; challenges and rewards of working as Indigenous person in Museum environment; history of museum work; Truganini; William Lanne [Lanney] (King Billy); Bessie Clark (photo)

    Place: Flinders Island (Tas Bass Strait SK55-02); Truwana / Cape Barren Island (Tas Bass Strait SK55-02); Bruny Island (SE Tas SK55-08)

    Language: Nuenonne / Southeast Tasmania people (Tas SK55-08);

  38. Keeping culture : Aboriginal Tasmania / edited by Amanda Jane Reynolds.
    [p. 79,]
    Published: Canberra : National Museum of Australia, 2006,

    Summary: Rodney Dillon; activist; abalone fisherman; former ATSIC Commissioner; mother Enid Dillon; grandfather Charlie Miller; great grandmother Fanny Cochrane Smith (daughter of Tanganuturra [Truganini]; traditional culture and ways; court cases

    Place: Nicholls Rivulet (SE Tas SK55-08); Bruny Island (SE Tas SK55-08)

  39. Keeping culture : Aboriginal Tasmania / edited by Amanda Jane Reynolds.
    [p. 24,]
    Published: Canberra : National Museum of Australia, 2006,

    Summary: Lithograph: Truggernana [Truganini], Native of Recherche Bay Van Diemens Land by Thomas Brock 1837

    Place: Recherche Bay (SE Tas SK55-08)

  40. Keeping culture : Aboriginal Tasmania / edited by Amanda Jane Reynolds.
    [p. 25,]
    Published: Canberra : National Museum of Australia, 2006,

    Summary: Photograph: Tasmanian Aboriginals. Truganini, William Lanne and Bessie Clark 1866

    Place: Tasmania (Tas)

  41. Keeping culture : Aboriginal Tasmania / edited by Amanda Jane Reynolds.
    [p. 27,]
    Published: Canberra : National Museum of Australia, 2006,

    Summary: Photograph: Information panel at Truganini's Steps: Truganini, a Nuenone Woman

    Place: Bruny Island (SE Tas SK55-08)

  42. Keeping culture : Aboriginal Tasmania / edited by Amanda Jane Reynolds.
    [p. 28,]
    Published: Canberra : National Museum of Australia, 2006,

    Summary: Childs drawing: Truganini at Oyster Cove

    Place: Oyster Cove (SE Tas SK55-08)

  43. Unearthed: the Aboriginal Tasmanians of Kangaroo Island,
    Taylor, Rebe.
    [p. 3, 35-36, 38, 139-146, 163, ,]
    Published: Kent Town, S. Aust : Wakefield Press, 2002,

    Summary: Trukanini (Truganini, Truganina (of the Nuennone); husband William Lane

    Place: Bruny Island (SE Tas SK55-08); Kangaroo Island (SE SA SI53-16)

    Language: Nuenonne / Southeast Tasmania people (Tas SK55-08);

  44. We who are not here : Aboriginal people of the Huon and Channel today
    Friend, Robyn.
    [p. 15]
    Published: [Huonville, Tas.] : Huon Municipal Association, 1991,

    Summary: Truganini

    Place: Huon / Cygnet area (SE Tas SK55-08)

  45. We who are not here : Aboriginal people of the Huon and Channel today
    Friend, Robyn.
    [p. 118-123]
    Published: [Huonville, Tas.] : Huon Municipal Association, 1991,

    Summary: Billy Lanne; Truganunna/Truganini; "Nineteenth century science"

    Place: Huon / Cygnet area (SE Tas SK55-08)

  46. We who are not here : Aboriginal people of the Huon and Channel today
    Friend, Robyn.
    [p. 123-125]
    Published: [Huonville, Tas.] : Huon Municipal Association, 1991,

    Summary: Wyblaena; Bruny; Truganunna

    Place: Huon / Cygnet area (SE Tas SK55-08)

  47. The polemics of making fire in Tasmania : the historical evidence revisited. Aboriginal History
    [Volume 32 (2008), pages 16, 17.]

    Summary: Also spelled: Trucanini, Trukanini; talks to settler about fire; also mentioned: Wooraddy, Mannalargenna, Proper

    Click link for electronic access to article: http://press.anu.edu.au?p=74381

    Place: Tasmania (Tas)

  48. ’It will enlarge the ideas of the natives’ : Indigenous Australians and the tour of Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh. Aboriginal History
    [Volume 34 (2010), page 197.]

    Summary: Present at reception of Prince Alfred, Hobart, Tas., January 1968; also mentioned: William Lanne

    Click link for electronic access to article: http://press.anu.edu.au?p=170581

    Place: Hobart (SE Tas SK55-08)

  49. Yotti Yotta memories,
    De Araugo, Tess.
    [pages 121, 127]
    Published: North Melbourne, Victoria : Arcadia, 2016,

    Summary: Trucanini; said to be an ancestor of Louise Atkinson and Lily Seymour

  50. Summary: The story of the swiftest and most complete genocide on record- that of the Tasmanian Aboriginies between the establishment of the first British colony in 1803 and 1876 when Truganini, the last full-blood Aboriginal died, follows archaeologist and anthropologist Dr Rhys Jones in his 15 year search to unearth the facts about the history and the fate of the Tasmanians.

    Summary: Negative print of film constituting sequences not used in final edited versions.

    The digital moving images in this collection are not accessible online. To view this material contact the Access Unit.

    Place: Tasmania (Tas)

    Language: Palawa / Tasmanian people (Tas);

  51. Van Diemen's Land : an Aboriginal history,
    Johnson, Murray and McFarlane, Ian.
    [pages 165, 167–169, 245, 251-252, 264, 266-271, 273-274, 277, 282, 293, 296-299, 372, 385]
    Published: Sydney, NSW : NewSouth Publishing, 2015,

    Summary: Truganini; born about 1812 at Recherche Bay, Tasmania; daughter of Mangana (Mangerner); Truganini's mother, was killed by raiding seamen and two of her sisters were abducted by sealer, John Baker, and taken to Kangaroo Island; in August 1829 her father took his new wife and Truganini's brother, Robert, across the d'Entrecasteaux Channel leaving Truganini on Bruny Island; her brother, Robert, was probably killed at Recherche Bay and her stepmother was abducted; witnessed by Truganini, her betrothed, Paraween, and his companion were murdered by two convict sawyers, William Lowe and Patrick Newell; she became a guide with George Augustus Robinson's 'Friendly Mission' (from in 1830); on a 'Friendly Mission' with Robinson in September 1832, Truganini with Timme (Maulboyheenner) and Woorrady were an advance party that met with Tarkiner people led by Wyne and a small group of Ninene people near Arthur River, Tasmania; Truganini, Timme and Woorrady 'almost certainly made some arrangement' with the Tarkiner and Ninene people to attack Robinson; when the attack happened Robinson followed Truganini and she lied to him saying the mission Aboriginal people with the 'Friendly Mission' had died and for him to hide while she swam across the river for help; Robinson persuaded Truganini to take him with her; this saved his life and the plan to dispose of him failed; Truganini lived at Wybalenna, Flinders Island, where, in about January 1836 and along with the Aboriginal names of her companions, Robinson changed Truganini's name to Lalla Rookh; by November 1837 Robinson had lost Truganini's respect; in February 1839 Truganini accompanied Robinson to Port Phillip (Melbourne) with other Tasmanian Aboriginal people; she and Kalloongoo (Charlotte) travelled as far as Port Nepean in Victoria; the Tasmanian Aboriginal people that had accompanied Robinson became aware that 'their close relationship with Robinson was rapidly drawing to a close' and he was seeing them as a 'liability'; about September 1841, Pevay (Tunnerminnerwait), as leader, with Truganini, Timme, Ploorenernooperner, and Matilda, escaped the poor conditions in Melbourne and conducted a series of raids on settlers in the Dandenong Ranges district; they were apprehended on 20 November 1841 near Lady's Bay on the coast; Truganini and her companions were put on trial for murder in December 1841; they pleaded not guilty; Ploorenernooperner, Truganini and Matilda were acquitted; Timme and Pevay were sentenced to death but were recommended mercy; the mercy plea was rejected and Timme and Pevay were executed on 20 January 1842 in Melbourne; with the surviving Tasmanian Aboriginal people who had gone to Port Phillip with Robinson, Truganini was sent back to Wybalenna in July 1842; when Wybalenna was closed down in 1847 she was sent to Oyster Cove near Hobart; when Robinson visited Oyster Cove in April 1851 Truganini made herself absent; in 1864 she was taken to Government House in Hobart to have her photograph taken with the four other remaining people at Oyster Cove; on the death of William Lanne in 1869 she was left alone at Oyster Cove; she was boarded by John Dandridge, the colonial secretary, in Hobart from July 1873; on Dandridge's death she continued to board with his wife Matilda; she fell ill from bronchitis and asthma in September 1875 and died 8 May 1876; despite reassurances, her skeleton was disinterred in 1878 and exhibited at the Melbourne Centenary Exhibition in 1888 and from 1904 to 1947 at the Tasmanian Museum; in 1970 Aboriginal activist Burnum Burnum campaigned to have her remains returned to the Tasmanian Aboriginal community; in April 1976 her remains were cremated and her ashes scattered on the waters of d’Entrecasteaux Channel by the Tasmanian Aboriginal community; a bust had been made of her by Benjamin Law in the 1830s

    Place: Recherche Bay (SE Tas SK55-08); Wybalenna (Flinders Island Tas SK55-02); Oyster Cove (SE Tas SK55-08); Hobart (SE Tas SK55-08)

    Language: Palawa / Tasmanian people (Tas);

Australian Women's Register

  1. Truganini
    Published: National Foundation for Australian Women
    Series: IspartOf The Australian Women's Register
  2. The Last Wish: Truganini's ashes scattered in the D'Entrecasteaux Channel
    [1976]
    Series: IspartOf Aboriginal News
  3. 1997 Peter Eldershaw Memorial Lecture
    Ryan, Lyndall
    [Tasmania]
    Series: IspartOf The struggle for Trukanini 1830-1997Tasmanian Historical Research Association
  4. Re-claiming Tru-ger-nan-ner: de-colonising the symbol
    Anderson, Ian
    [1993]
    Series: IspartOf Art Monthly
  5. Trucanini: queen or traitor?
    Rae-Ellis, Vivienne
    [Hobart, TAS]
    Published: O.B.M. Publishing Company
  6. The Spectre of Truganini
    Smith, Bernard
    [Sydney]
    Published: Australian Broadcasting Commission
    Series: IspartOf 1980 Boyer Lecture
  7. The Last Tasmanian
    Haydon, Tom and Jones, Rhys
    [Tasmania]
    Published: Artis Film Productions in association with the Australian Film Commission and the Tasmanian Government Film Unit
  8. Truganini Park
    [Tasmania]
    Published: Aboriginal Information Service
  9. The last of the Tasmanians
    Davies, David M.
    [Sydney]
    Published: Shakespeare Head Press
  10. An anthroposcopic and anthropometric study of a full-blood female Tasmanian Aborigine (Truganini)
    Meumann, Frank Olaf
    [Hobart, Tasmania]
    Published: University of Tasmania
  11. The last of the Tasmanian natives
    Rhys, Eli
    [1922]
    Series: IspartOf The Queenslander
  12. 20 inspiring black women who have changed Australia
    Booth, Andrea and Briscoe, Luke
    [2017]
    Published: SBS
    Series: IspartOf NITV News
  13. Trugernanner (Truganini) (1812-1876)
    Ryan, Lyndall, and Smith, Neil
    [2006]
    Published: National Centre of Biography, Australian National University
    Series: IspartOf Australian Dictionary of Biography
  14. Pioneering journey home for Truganini
    [2002]
    Series: IspartOf The Age
  15. Report to the Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies on Truganini
    Ryan, Lyndall
    [Canberra]
  16. The Encyclopaedia of Aboriginal Australia : Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, society and culture
    Horton, David
    [Canberra]
    Published: Aboriginal Studies Press for AIATSIS
  17. 200 Australian Women: A Redress Anthology
    Radi, Heather
    [Broadway, NSW]
    Published: Women's Redress Press
  18. Photographs of William Lanne and Truganini taken in Tasmania
    [1866]
    Series: AIATSIS Pictorial Collection
    Photographs taken in Tasmania in 1866
    RCS.001.BW
  19. Skeletal remains of Truganini
    [55 slides : 1973]
    Series: AIATSIS Pictorial Collection
    Slides to accompany thesis, 'An anthroposcopic and anthropometric study of the skeleton of a full-blood Tasmanian Aborigine (Truganini)', B.Med.Sci thesis, University of Tasmania Creator/photographer - Meumann, Frank Olaf Photographs of the skeletal remains of Truganini
    MEUMANN.F01.CS
  20. John Woodcock Graves the younger [with] Truganinni
    [1800s -]

Resources about Truganini (52)

  1. Plaques of Truganini and King Billy
    [ Object : 1880 ]
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    At National Library
    Plaques of Truganini and King Billy
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  2. [Biographical cuttings on Truganini, Tasmanian Aborigine, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    [ Published : 1900-1990 ]
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  3. Truganini, approximately 1860
    [ Video : 1860-1876 ]
    Languages: No linguistic content
    At National Library
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  4. Truggernana [i.e. Truganini], a native of the southern part of V.D. Land & wife of Woureddy, was attach's to the mission in 1829 / design'd, etch'd & publish'd by B. Duterrau
    Duterrau, Benjamin, 1767-1851
    [ Art work : 1835 ]
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    Truggernana [i.e. Truganini], a native of the southern part of V.D. Land & wife of Woureddy, was attach's to the mission in 1829 / design'd, etch'd & publish'd by B. Duterrau
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  5. [Biographical cuttings on Truganini, last full blood Tasmanian Aborigine, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    [ Published : 1900-1990 ]
    At National Library
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  6. Portrait of Truganini [Tasmania, ca. 1866] [C. A Woolley]
    Woolley, C. A. (Charles Alfred), 1834-1922
    [ Photograph : 1866 ]
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    Portrait of Truganini [Tasmania, ca. 1866] [C. A Woolley]
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  7. [Portrait of Truganini] H.H. Baily
    Baily, H. H
    [ Photograph : 1870-1876 ]
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    [Portrait of Truganini] H.H. Baily
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  8. Lallah Rookh from Bruni Island Tribe, Tasmania, 1 / J. W. Beattie
    Beattie, J. W. (John Watt), 1859-1930
    [ Photograph : 1880-1889 ]
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  9. Truganini / words and music by Rob Hirst, James Moginie ; [arranged by Joe Travers]
    Hirst, Rob
    [ Printed music : 1993 ]
    At 3 libraries
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  10. Portrait of Truganini [C. A. Woolley]
    Woolley, C. A. (Charles Alfred), 1834-1922
    [ Photograph : 1866 ]
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  1. University Of Melbourne. Truganini Scholarships Committee
    University committee
    ... The first meeting of the Committee was held on 8 April 1975 with Professor Downing in the chair. Meetings ...
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  2. Tunnerminnerwait (1812-1842)
    ... Tunnerminnerwait, Wikipedia page, viewed on 03 June 2016 ...
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  3. Smith, Fanny Cochrane (1833-1905)
    Linguist; Community Worker; Tasmanian Aboriginal
    ... . After Truganini died, she claimed herself to be 'the last Tasmanian'. Her annuity was raised to £50, and ...
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  1. In the Federal Court of Bankruptcy, Bankruptcy District of the State of Victoria. NOTICE OF TRANSFER OF SEPARATE ESTATE TO JOINT ESTATE.
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973) Thursday 3 September 1964 [Issue No.74] p 3586

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... Merna Backman, both of 64 Truganini-road, Carnegie, latejy residing at 14 Talofa-avenue, East Brighton ... , and formerly carrying on business in partnership at 64 Truganini-road, Carnegie, as mixed business ... 149 words
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  2. NOTICE OF INTENTION TO DECLARE DIVIDEND.
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973) Thursday 2 January 1958 [Issue No.1] p 66

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... , both of 64 Truganini-road, Carnegie, lately residing at 14 Talofa-avenue, East Brighton, and formerly ... carrying on business in partnership at 64 Truganini-road, Carnegie, as mixed business proprietors. (First ... 186 words
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  3. NOTICE OF ORDERS OF DISCHARGE.
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973) Thursday 4 February 1965 [Issue No.12] p 623

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... Truganini-road, Carnegie, as mixed business proprietors Number—S 208 of 1957 District—Bankruptcy District of ... 109 words
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  1. TRUGANINI
    Independent (Footscray, Vic. : 1883 - 1922) Saturday 23 August 1913 p 2 Article
    ... TRUGANINI The concert and ball held on Thursday, 14th, in the local hall, in aid of school funds ... 334 words
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  2. TRUGANINI.
    Gippsland Times (Vic. : 1861 - 1954) Wednesday 31 January 1877 p 4 Article
    ... Tasmania. He also arranged the visit of Truganini, which was fixed for mid-day, March 3, 1876, at which ... TRUGANINI.     In the Gentleman's Magazine there is as interesting paper by Mr J. A. Lang ... 1518 words
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  3. Truganini's Skeleton
    The Mercury (Hobart, Tas. : 1860 - 1954) Monday 14 June 1937 p 6 Article
    ... Truganini's Skeleton Sir,—I wonder whether any of your readers can inform me of the date of ... transfer of the skeleton of Truganini, the last Tasmanian aborigine, from the Cascades to the Museum? To ... 75 words
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  1. Plaques of Truganini and King Billy
    [ Object : 1880 ]
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  1. The spectre of Truganini [Bernard Smith]
    Smith, Bernard, 1916-2011
    [ Book, Audio book, Government publication : 1980-1982 ]
    At 89 libraries
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  2. Trugernanner (Truganini) (1812? - 1876)
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  3. Truganini
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  4. Truganini Park
    [ Book : 1977 ]
    At AIATSIS Collections
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  1. Mt Nelson Signal Station and Truganini crown land reserves / Lands Department Tasmania
    Tasmania. Lands Department
    [ Government publication, Map : 1983 ]
    At National Library
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  2. Distribution of Tasmania into electoral divisions pursuant to the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1984. Map of the proposed Commonwealth electoral divisions of: Bass, Denison, Franklin, Truganini and Lyons / Australian Electoral Commission, Hobart
    Australian Electoral Commission
    [ Government publication, Map : 1984 ]
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  3. CentrePark Rosstown & Glen Huntly
    [ Map : 1888 ]
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  1. Truganini
    Truganini
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  2. Truganini
    Truganini
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  3. Wilsons Prom history
    Wilsons Prom history
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    SHIPWRECKS :- Truganini - 1842, Miranda - 1852, Richard and Ann - 1855, Plenty - 1857, Gertrude - 1858, Earl of Windsor – 1863, Tomatin - 1865, Lady Young - 1865, Natal - 1865, Sarah Ann - 1865, Manda...

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  1. Truganini, bushranger
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Radio National
    [ Sound : 2009 ]
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  2. Truganini
    [ Video : 2000 ]
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  3. Boyer Lecture : The Spectre of Truganini
    Bernard Smith
    [ Sound : 1980 ]
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    At UTAS Collections
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  4. Truganini
    [ Video : 1997 ]
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  1. Trugernanner (Truganini) (1812? - 1876)
    [ Periodical : 1900-2019 ]
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  2. Truganini
    University of New South Wales. Overseas Students' Collective
    [ Periodical : 1984-1986 ]
    At National Library
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  3. Truganini
    [ Periodical : 1900-2019 ]
    Possibly online
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  4. Truganini- Bushranger
    Boyce, James
    [ Article : 2009 ]
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    At Uni of Tas: Inst Rep
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  1. UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE. TRUGANINI SCHOLARSHIPS COMMITTEE
    University Of Melbourne. Truganini Scholarships Committee
    [ Unpublished : 1975 ]
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    At Uni Melbourne Arch
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  2. UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE. TRUGANINI SCHOLARSHIPS COMMITTEE
    University Of Melbourne. Truganini Scholarships Committee
    [ Unpublished : 1975 ]
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    At Uni Melbourne Arch
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  3. Report to the Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies on Truganini
    Ryan, Lyndall, 1943-
    [ Unpublished : 1974 ]
    At AIATSIS Collections
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 327.185)