Telling Places in Country (TPIC)


Aboriginal Life Stories - Clanspeople Encountered

Called 'the little man' Pleengkotetenner was a clansman of the Stoney Creek nation. He was taken with the small group of emu hunters to Waterhouse Island on 12 September 1831. He joined the group from the Little Pipers River on Waterhouse Island and told Robinson that he had searched for Mannalargenna but was at a loss as to where he had gone. Pleengkotetenner had seen the fires on Swan Island but thought they were the Straitsmen so kept away. He had lived on crayfish and mussels while he searched in vain for the people from the Bark Hut before falling in with the emu hunters group. He died at Wybalenna on Flinders Island sometime before October 1835.