Botany Bay

Lieutenant Tench describes a ridge on the north west arm of Botany Bay with ‘more than a dozen houses and perhaps five times that number of people; being the most considerable establishment that we are acquainted within this country. The huts occupied by this clan of about sixty people live near the outlet’ (of the Cooks River). This area according to the historian Vincent Smith is the heartland of the Kameygal Spear Clan.

  • Landing at Botany Bay, courtesy of National Library of Australia