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What are aboriginal people called in NSW?

What are aboriginal people called in NSW?

There are also local names for particular Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander language groups, for example “Gamilaroi” (NSW) or “Pitjantjatjara” (NT/SA). Some people use “Nunga” in general reference to Indigenous peoples who reside in and around the area of Adelaide.

Can you name some of the East Coast Aboriginal clans who were living in the present day Sydney region?

Around Sydney there were three main groups – Dharug, Kuringgai and Dharawal – each comprising of a number of smaller units called clans or hordes who claimed a common ancestry had their own land area with its sacred sites.

What Aboriginal land is La Perouse on?

The La Perouse Peninsula is the northern headland of Kamay, also referred to as Botany Bay. It was on the southern shores of Kamay, at the place now known as Kurnell, that Lieutenant James Cook and the Endeavour landed for eight days in 1770. The year 2020 marks 250 years since this landing.

Who are the indigenous people of Sydney Australia?

The Council of the City of Sydney acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the traditional custodians of our land – Australia. The City acknowledges the Gadigal of the Eora Nation as the traditional custodians of this place we now call Sydney.

Which is the most important Aboriginal site in Sydney?

There are some post-contact sites that represent the continuing history and culture of Sydney’s Aboriginal people. One of the most important sites is Australian Hall at 150 Elizabeth Street.

Who are the family members of an Aboriginal person?

An Aboriginal person has brothers, sisters, mother, fathers, uncles and aunts, who are additional to relationships by blood or marriage. Aboriginal children understand that these people are important in their life—they are people who will support them and on whom they can rely—they are family.

How many Aboriginal people lived in Sydney in 1788?

First came the influx of the strangers who carried with them diseases, which decimated the immediate population of the Sydney tribes. It is estimated that over 750,000 Aboriginal people inhabited the island continent in 1788.