Midgegooroo (date of birth unknown, died 22 May 1833) was an Indigenous Australian of the Noongar nation, who played a key role in Indigenous resistance to white settlement in the area of Perth, Western Australia. Events 334 BC - The Greek army of Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of the Granicus. Year 1833 ( MDCCCXXXIII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Common Indigenous Australians are descendants of the first known human inhabitants of the Australian continent and its nearby islands. The Noongar (alternate spellings Nyungar / Nyoongar / Nyoongah / Nyungah / Nyugah) are an Indigenous Australian people who live Perth is the capital and largest city of the Australian state of Western Australia. Best known as the father of Yagan, Midgegooroo was executed by white settlers in 1833. Yagan (ˈjeɪgən rhymes with pagan) (c 1795 – 11 July 1833 was a Noongar warrior who played a key part in early indigenous Australian resistance
Nothing is known of Midgegooroo's life prior to the arrival of white settlers in 1829. At that time, Midgegooroo was already an old man, and a senior authority in his family group. Described as having long hair and a distinctive bump on his forehead, Midgegooroo had two wives: one an old, toothless woman, and the other a young woman named Ganiup. He is known to have had four sons, Yagan, Narral, Billy and Willim.
Midgegooroo's family had customary land usage rights over a large area of what is now southern metropolitan Perth, and were able to move freely about an even larger area, presumably due to kinship ties with neighbours. Perth is the capital and largest city of the Australian state of Western Australia.
In December 1830, Midgegooroo was camping by Lake Monger when two white labourers who were passing by stopped to shake hands with a group of indigenous women. This article is about Lake Monger in suburban Perth. It should not be confused with Mongers Lake in east Perenjori in the Mid West region of Western Australia When the two men returned later that day, Midgegooroo scared them off by threatening to spear one of them.
The following month, Midgegooroo appeared in Fremantle, Western Australia. Fremantle (commonly known as Freo is a Port City in Western Australia, located southwest of Perth, the state capital at the mouth of He was given biscuits from Lionel Samson's store, but demanded more. Samson's servant then drove him out of the shop with a pickaxe, but Midgegooroo wrestled it off him, threatened him with it, then threw it down the well before leaving.
The first significant Indigenous resistance to white settlement in Western Australia occurred in July or December1 1831 when a farmer's servant ambushed some natives who were raiding a potato patch, shooting dead a member of Midgegooroo's family. Western Australia is a state occupying the entire western third of the Australian continent. The potato is a Starchy Tuberous crop Vegetable from the perennial Solanum tuberosum of the Solanaceae Shortly afterwards, Midgegooroo led an attack on the farmhouse and speared the occupant, another servant, to death. In response to this, Midgegooroo and his son Yagan were declared outlaws, each with a reward of £20 offered for his capture.
In May 1832, Midgegooroo was reported as having committed a number of offenses. First he broke into the Fremantle home of settler Charles Bourne, throwing two spears. Later he was reported as having tried to take provisions from Thomas Hunt at his sawpit on the Canning River. The Canning River is a major Tributary of the Swan River in southwestern Western Australia. Finally, he was reported as having set his dingos on a settler's pigs. Description Appearance Adult dingoes are typically 48–58 cm (19–23 inches tall at the shoulders and weigh on average 23–32 kgs (50–70 pounds though specimens The domestic Pig (or in some areas hog) is normally given the scientific name Sus scrofa scrofa, though some taxonomists use the term
Midgegooroo next appears in April 1833. A family member, Domjun, had been shot whilst trying to take flour from a Fremantle store, and had died in jail three days later. Vowing revenge, Midgegooroo and Yagan gathered together about sixty Noongars at Bull Creek. Bull Creek is a Suburb of Perth, Western Australia, located within the local government area of the City of Melville. The following day, the group attacked and killed two white settlers who were carting flour along the road from Fremantle to Kelmscott. Kelmscott is a southeastern suburb of Perth, Western Australia. Midgegooroo, Yagan and another Noongar named Munday were then pronounced outlaws, and a reward of £20 was offered for the capture of Midgegooroo dead or alive.
Later that month, Midgegooroo was captured in the Belmont area, and jailed in Perth. Belmont is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia. It is part of the City of Belmont. A few days later he was sentenced to execution, although it appears there was never any formal trial. The same day, he was blindfolded and bound to the outer door of the jail, then shot by a firing squad from the 63rd Regiment of Foot. Execution by firing squad is a method of Capital punishment, particularly common in times of war The 63rd Regiment of Foot known as "The Bloodsuckers" was a British Army Regiment in the 18th and 19th centuries
Midgegooroo's land rights passed to his son Yagan, then to his other son Narral. Munday assumed responsibility for his older wife, and his younger wife Ganiup became the wife of a Noongar named Dommera.
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|PLACE OF BIRTH||Western Australia|
|DATE OF DEATH||22 May 1833|
|PLACE OF DEATH||Perth, Western Australia|