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Truganini

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Truganini

Birth
Death
8 May 1876 (aged 63–64)
Hobart, Hobart City, Tasmania, Australia
Burial
Cremated. Specifically: Ashes scattered in the D'Entrecasteaux Channel in Southeast Tasmania Add to Map
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The last full-blooded aboriginal Tasmanian, she spent her life being hounded and persecuted by the Colonialists in the area and saw many family members die at their hands. Truganini also spent thirty-seven years in different camps for aboriginals, and, sadly, after her death her body was left on display until 1947 or 1951, and in 1976 her body was finally returned to the Tasmanian Aboriginal Community where it was cremated and released to the water near her birthplace and homeland.
Alternate spellings of her name include: Trugernanner, Trukanini, and Trucanini
The last full-blooded aboriginal Tasmanian, she spent her life being hounded and persecuted by the Colonialists in the area and saw many family members die at their hands. Truganini also spent thirty-seven years in different camps for aboriginals, and, sadly, after her death her body was left on display until 1947 or 1951, and in 1976 her body was finally returned to the Tasmanian Aboriginal Community where it was cremated and released to the water near her birthplace and homeland.
Alternate spellings of her name include: Trugernanner, Trukanini, and Trucanini

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