Courtesy of Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales | Licence: Out of copyright
Courtesy of Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales | Licence: Out of copyright

Magil, Corroboree dance [ca 1819-20] / [attributed to R.Browne]

ca. 1819-20

Attributed to Richard Browne

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Title

Magil, Corroboree dance [ca 1819-20] / [attributed to R.Browne]

Date

ca. 1819-20

Artist

Attributed to Richard Browne

Description

Biographical History: Biraban (Magil, McGill, Magill, Eaglehawk, We-pohng) (fl.1819-1842): An Aboriginal leader who was a member of the Awabakal or Newcastle tribe. From boyhood he was servant to an officer at the military barracks, Sydney, where he learnt to speak English fluently, and was given the name John McGill. He served as an interpreter in court cases involving Aborigines, Governor Darling recognising him as `king of the tribe at Lake Macquarie' -- Ref: Dictionary of Australian Artists Online.

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Australia

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Courtesy of Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales

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