Gweagal Shield

In 1770, Captain James Cook approached Australia for the first time. Before even setting foot on land, he shot and wounded two Gweagal warriors and stole their belongings – including this shield. 

This podcast was produced by Jesse Lawson, with research from Marthe Van Der Wolf. Find out more about Claire’s writing on Aboriginal history at This episode featured sounds from BP or not BP, and Matmorfus [] from This is a VICE World News production.

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