Lucy McNally, ABC News online, 23 August 2016
In 1770, Cooman, a Gweagal man, was shot in the leg in an encounter with Captain James Cook and his crew on the shores of Botany Bay, Sydney. During the incident Cooman dropped his shield. Rodney Kelly, a descendant of Cooman, is attempting to have the shield belonging to his ancestor and other artefacts returned from the British Museum and the Cambridge Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. The New South Wales Parliament has taken up his cause.