Also known as: Truganini, Trucanini, Trucaninny, Lalla Rooke

Born: 1812

Died: 8 May 1876

Aboriginal or Torrest Stait Islander: Yes

Additional Information:

One of the foremost Tasmanian Aboriginal leaders of the 1800s, negotiator and spokesperson for her people.


  • Image - Truganini

    Title: (Truganini) The last of the Aboriginals (Lady) of Tasmania Date: 1871 Accession number: British Library HMNTS 10028.e.10. Source/Photographer: Image extracted from page 187 of The Cruise round the World of the Flying Squadron 1869-1870, under the command of Rear Admiral G. T. Phipps-Hornby. (Compiled by J. B., with the assistance of Henry Cavendish.), by B., J.. Original held and digitised by the British Library. Copied from Flickr.

    Wikimedia Commons: File:B(1871) p187 TASMANIA, THE LAST OF THE ABORIGINALS (LADY).jpg

  • References

    De Vries, Susanna. (1995). Strength of Spirit: Pioneering Women of Achievement from First Fleet to Federation. St Ives, New South Wales: Millennium Books.

    Wikipedia. "Truganini".

    Australian Dictionary of Biography. "Trugernanner (Truganini) (1812–1876)".

    The Australian Women's Register. "Truganini (1812 - 1876)".