• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE3756

Tarenorerer (Walyer)

(1800 – 1970)
  • Born 1 January, 1800, Near St Valentine's Peak Tasmania Australia
  • Died 1 January, 1970
  • Occupation Aboriginal leader


Tarenorerer was a Plairherehillerplue, of the north tribe. As a teenager, she was abducted by Aboriginal men and sold to sealers living on the Bass Strait Islands. She had returned to mainland Tasmania by 1830, where she led a small group of Aborigines comprised largely of men. Her warrior mob was greatly feared by Aborigines and whites alike.

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