Poolrerrener, Bullrub, Bullroe and Boolroi
Edwards mother is known as Poolrerrener, I would like to find more information to confirm that is her real name, and if you have any information contact through the contact page and I will get beck to you.
In February 1832 Poolrerrener arrived in Launceston from Kangaroo Island, where for years she had been living with a sealer named ‘Young Scott’
she went onto Hunter Island, probably because her son Black Ned (Edward) was there, But Edward had left soon on a whaling voyage to the ‘Western Coast’ of New Holland.
Poolrerrener may have been sold or bartered by Edward as she was soon living with John Dobson and then Robert ‘Rew’ both were sealers and when Robertson returned later in 1832 Poolrerrener asked to be removed to the Aboriginal settlement on Flinders Island.
At Flinders Island Poolrerrener was at Lagoons untill February 1833 and then to Wybalenna when that settlement was established
Poolrerrener died at Wybalenna island just off Flinders Island before September 1835 where over 100 Aboriginals died:
“Erected by the junior farmers of Flinders Island to commemorate approximately 100 Tasmanian Aboriginals buried in this vicinity of Wybalenna 1833-1847”
The [British] inhabitants are carrying on a war of extermination with the natives who are destroyed without mercy wherever they are met. In the early 1830s, authorities exiled 134 Tasmanian Aborigines to Wybalenna on Flinders Island. The people worked to keep their culture strong, but their sense of loss was profound.