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John Allen (Bullum)

Address: Mundoolun Church Road, Mundoolun Anglican Cemetery, Mundoolun, 4285
State: QLD
Area: AUS

Please Note: GPS Co-ordinates are approximate.
Latitude: --27.901762
Longitude: +153.088293
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Monument Type: Grave

Theme: People

Sub-Theme: Indigenous


Grave of John Allen ( Bullum).

Bullum (John Allen) native of the Wangerriburra tribe was orphaned after attacks by the native police and adopted by the Collins Family who ran Mundoolun Station in Logan south. Bullum started a lifelong friendship with the Collins family and they treated him as one of their own. In 1913 Bullum helped compile a grammar vocabulary and some notes on the Wangerriburra Tribe.

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Front Inscription:

John ALLEN, 
native name BULLUMM
of the Wangerriburra tribe,
born at Tabragalla about 1851,
died Mundoolan Jan 1931,
he was the last survivor of his tribe,
all his life he served the Collins faithfully. 


Source: MA
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