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The grave commemorates Waubadebar who was an aboriginal woman who saved the life of two European men.

Waubadebar 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 Waubadebar 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
Long: 148.303333
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Grave
Monument Theme:People


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1925
Front Inscription

Here lies Waubadebar

Female Aborigine of Van Diemens Land

Died June 1832

Aged 40 years.

This stone is erected by a few of her white friends

Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au