Nora Head

The land on which the lighthouse stands is also named ‘Bungaree Norah Head. The Guringai-speaking Bungaree, who probably was born, like his parents, in the Brisbane Waters area, knew the district well. He was described by David Atkins, the first Judge Advocate of the colony, as ‘A native of the Northside of Broken Bay’.

In about 1800 Bungaree brought his extended family to settle for a while at Kirribilli, where he became well known to the colonists. In 1815 Governor Macquarie granted Bungaree and his family land at Georges Head, near Mosman.

Today the descendants of Bungaree and at least three of his wives, Matora, Taura and Queen Gooseberry, honour Bungaree as a founding ancestor. Many still live in the general vicinity of Bungaree Nora Head.


Nora Head
33° 16' 53.3604" S, 151° 34' 34.9212" E
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