William “King Billy” Lanne / Lanney

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William “King Billy” Lanne / Lanney

Birthplace: TAS, Australia
Death: March 03, 1868 (32-33)
Hobart, TAS, Australia (Cholera, Dysentary)
Place of Burial: His body was mutilated and stolen
Immediate Family:

Son of John Lanne / Lanney and Nabrunga
Husband of Truganini Lallah Rookh
Brother of Banna Lanne / Lanney; Pieti Lanne / Lanney; Albert Lanne / Lanney and Frank Lanne / Lanney

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About William “King Billy” Lanne / Lanney


William “King Billy” LANNE / LANNEY was born in 1835 in TAS, Australia. His parents were John LANNE/ LANNEY and Nabrunga.

William married Truganini Lallah Rookh.

He died on March 3, 1868 in Hobart, TAS, Australia from Cholera, Dysentary and his body was mutilated and stolen.

William Lanne / Lanney was a Tasmanian Aboriginal. He is most well known as the last 'full-blooded' Aboriginal Tasmanian man. In 1842 he was the youngest child in the last family taken to the Aboriginal camp at Wybalenna on Flinders Island by George Augustus Robinson.


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TAS, Australia
March 3, 1868
Age 33
Hobart, TAS, Australia
His body was mutilated and stolen