William Lanne facts for kids
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. His native name is lost, probably because at 7 he was too young when arriving at Wybalenna and so the English name William he was given there stuck.
Lanne died on 3 March 1869 from a combination of cholera and dysentery.
William Lanne's name is believed to be the source of the "King Billy Pine", or Athrotaxis selaginoides, a native Tasmanian tree whose wood is renowned for its durability to rot and insects.
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