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The Goss: Bennelong's Incredible Life

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In this episode of The Goss, I talk to my dad about the incredible life of Bennelong.

Woollarawarre Bennelong is an Aboriginal Australian who served as an interlocutor — someone who informally explains the views of a government and also can relay messages back to a government.

This remarkable Australian was one of the first native Australians to learn English, and as such, served as a bridge between Europeans and Aboriginal Australians.

There was also a story that he was going to meet King George III at some point. Imagine wearing very different clothes, getting into a very big boat, and leaving your home to meet someone from the other side of the world.

Imagine how valiant he must have been to do all this!

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