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Grave commemorates Waubedebar who was an aboriginal woman who saved the life of two European men.
Waubedebar was captured by a party of sealers, probably convicts, on the hunt for aboriginal women. After a successful raid they camped on the beach at Wineglass Bay near Coles Bay but by morning Waubedebar who was aged 15, had gone taking the sealers` kangaroo dogs with her. She was later recaptured and lived to become famous.
She saved her sealer-man and another sealer from drowning in high seas in spite of having broken her arm. She died on a sealer`s boat off Maria Island.
|Address:||Old Tram Road, , Bicheno, 7215|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -41.871389|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||1925|
Here lies Waubadebar a female aborigine of Van Diemens Land died June 1832 aged 40 years.
This stone is erected by a few of her white friends