This sculpture of Pemulwuy was created with the permission of the Bidjigal people.  It is part of the University of Queensland Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies collection.  It is featured in books and documentaries as a valid representation of this heroic leader of early Aboriginal resistance to European invasion. 

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masha marjanovich

Pemulwuy, Aboriginal resistance leader

- bronze portait by Masha Marjanovich

He was wounded in battle

but he didnt give up.

He was shot and captured

but he didn't give up.

He was shackled in chains

but he didn't give up.

With shackles still on his legs

he rejoined the fight.


                           ~ M. Marjanovich

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