Did you know? Find out the story behind the new addition to Sydney’s inner harbour ferry fleet

Did you know the latest of Sydney’s fleet of six new Inner Harbour ferries is named after Aboriginal man Pemulwuy.

Born in 1760, Pemulwuy was a member of the Bidjigal clan who were the original inhabitants of Toongabbie and Parramatta areas. Living near Botany Bay, he would hunt meat and provide it to the early colonists in exchange for other goods.

In December 1790, Pemulwuy attacked and killed Governor Phillip’s game shooter, John McIntyre starting a 12-year rebellion against the Europeans.

During this time the legend of Pemulwuy continued to grow as he constantly evaded capture by the military.


Did you know the latest of Sydney’s fleet of six new Inner Harbour ferries is named after Aboriginal man Pemulwuy.

Born in 1760, Pemulwuy was a member of the Bidjigal clan who were the original inhabitants of Toongabbie and Parramatta areas. Living near Botany Bay, he would hunt meat and provide it to the early colonists in exchange for other goods.

In December 1790, Pemulwuy attacked and killed Governor Phillip’s game shooter, John McIntyre starting a 12-year rebellion against the Europeans.

During this time the legend of Pemulwuy continued to grow as he constantly evaded capture by the military.


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