The First Landing of Captain Cook, 1770
This painting depicts the landing of Captain James Cook in 1770. Cook’s men saw two Aboriginals on the shores of Botany Bay, and one was shot dead. And then it all began.
The Wangkumara were disturbed by the red coats (British soldiers). Massacres took place at Noccundra waterhole, Tooley waterhole, on the Cooper’s Creek high sand dunes and along the Cooper channel. The Wangkumara were nearly wiped out.
Then the brutal march began. Wangkumara people were forced to leave the Cooper’s basin and were marched from Queensland to New South Wales to a concentration camp at Brewarrina. When they reached Brewarrina, there were only five hundred Wangkumara people left.
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