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Bennelong and Colbey

Journals and drawings record a clash between European and Indigenous people. Were Bennelong and Colbey kidnapped or was there more to the story?

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Is Bradley guilty? Click on the quill image to write down your verdict

Taking of Colebee & Benalon

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  • Why were Bennelong and Colbey captured? More
  • How would Bennelong feel throughout the ordeal?
  • What arguments can be made on the portrait of Bennelong? More

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