- Also known as
primary name: Trugernanner
other name: Lalla Rookh
other name: Truganini
other name: Truggernana
other name: Trukanini
- individual; Indigenous Australian; Australian; Female
- Other dates
- 1812?-1876 (Died 8 May, aged 64.)
- Tasmanian Aborigine, born at Recherche Bay, about 1812. Was partner of Woorrady (q.v.) in 1829. Accompanied GA Robinson (q.v.) on his missions aroud Tasmania to remove Aboriginal people to Flinders Island, 1830-1834, serving as a guide and interpreter. In 1835 arrived at the Wybalenna , Flinders Island, Tasmania. In1839, accompanied Robinson, Woorrady and three other Tasmanian Aboriginal people to Port Phillip. Sent back to Wybalenna in 1842 and was there in 1845, at the time of the visit by the artist JS Prout (q.v). In 1847,with others was moved from Flinders Island to Oyster Cove, south of Hobart. After death, her body was exhumed and her skeleton displayed for many years at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. Her skeleton was returned to the Tasmanian Aboriginal community in 1976.
- Cassandra Pybus, Truganini, Crows Nest, 2020.
Lyndall Ryan, Neil Smith, ' Trugernanner (Truganini) (1812? - 1876)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 6, Melbourne University Press, 1976, p. 305. http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A060326b.htm
Plomley, NJB 'Thomas Bock's portraits of the Tasmanian Aborigines' Records of the Queen Victoria Museum Launceston, New Series 18:1-25, 1965.