Koori people from Burragorang move to Sydney

Koori people from Burragorang continue to move away from the Valley mainly because of a loss of their traditional sources of employment following the break up of the big properties that have provided employment to Koori stockmen, shearers, cooks, and maids as well as seasonal work in harvesting crops. They also know by the mid 1930s that the Burragorang Dam is eventually to be flooded. This takes place in 1957. J. Smith, ‘Gundungurra Country’, PhD thesis, 2008, p. 439.