What happened at Wybalenna?

What happened at Wybalenna?

The agreement led to the progressive removal of Aboriginal people from mainland Tasmania from 1831 to 1835. After trialling several sites to house the removed Aboriginal people Commandant W J Darling settled on the current site on Flinders Island in February 1833. It was named ‘Wybalenna’.

What happened to the Aboriginals on Flinders Island?

Of the 200 odd aboriginal persons that lived at Wybalenna, over 150 died due to exposure to diseases like influenza and pneumonia. In 1847, the remaining Aboriginal people were transported back to Tasmania to Oyster Cove where one by one they died.

How many Aboriginal people were taken to Flinders Island?

Even if some of his actions appear misguided in hindsight. His plan proceeded, and by 1835 over 200 Aboriginal Tasmanians were moved – the last direct descendants of the original inhabitants. They were transferred to the west coast of Flinders Island, to a new settlement named Wybalenna – meaning “black man’s houses”.

When was the first recorded contact of ATSI people with Europeans?

In 1797 the first Europeans to make contact with the Aboriginal people of south-east Australia were shipwrecked sailors.

Who was Flinders Island named after?

Matthew Flinders
Flinders Island, northernmost and largest island of the Furneaux Group, northern Tasmania, southeastern Australia. It lies in eastern Bass Strait, between Tasmania and the Australian mainland, and is named for Matthew Flinders, the English navigator who surveyed its coasts in 1798.

Can you live on Flinders Island?

Flinders Island has four main townships in Whitemark, Lady Barron, Emita and Killiecrankie where the majority of our population reside. The remainder of our residents live on farms throughout the centre of the Island or remote coastal properties.

How many acres is Flinders Island?

The island is about 62 kilometres (39 mi) from north to south, and 37 kilometres (23 mi) from east to west. with a total land area of 1,333 square kilometres (515 sq mi).

How did Aboriginal get to Australia?

Aboriginal origins Humans are thought to have migrated to Northern Australia from Asia using primitive boats. A current theory holds that those early migrants themselves came out of Africa about 70,000 years ago, which would make Aboriginal Australians the oldest population of humans living outside Africa.

Are there snakes on Flinders Island?

Our day was supposed to begin on its slopes, climbing to a view, but on this island, nature dictates the possibilities. By the trail on the mountain this day there are tiger snakes nesting, making them aggressive.

Is there WIFI on Flinders Island?

Flinders Island is now part of our expansive network of more than 170 Free-Wi-Fi Program access points throughout the State, including at iconic locations such as Freycinet, Salamanca Place and Port Arthur, as well as regional locations such as Queenstown, Campbell Town, Sheffield, Latrobe, Geeveston and Cygnet.