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Before Cook - North Coastal - view

The Borrogegal.yuruey were recorded as living at Bradleys Head. The French artist Nicolas Petit identified a man in his drawings as Cour-rou-bari-gal a Koori from Boregegal clan.

Before Cook - North Coastal - view

The Kayimay ( Kayyemy ) occupied Manly Cove, Spring Cove and North Head which is called Car-rang-gel. Cammi ( Kamai ), a spear, is possible the root word of Cameragal and Kayimai. The Terramerragal were at the Lane Cove River and Turramurra is named for them. On the Lane Cove River are shell middens dating 20,000 years BP. The Gorualgal Inhabited Fig Tree Point now Northbridge. The Birrabirragal lived at Middle Head. (Smith 1992) Bennelong’s wife Barangaroo was a Cameragalleon ( leon indicating female) and was abducted from Manly Cove on Governor Phillip’s command. Bennelong was a Wangal and his clans land spreads from Balmain along the Parramatta River to Parramatta. Colby was a Cadigal from South Head to Warrane (Sydney Cove).

Before Cook - North Coastal - view

Koori people are camping near coastal creeks and inlets and make huge middens (piles) of discarded bones, shells and artefacts. Investigations have allowed archaeologists a glimpse of the coastal Koori diet. Bones of birds discovered in middens include shearwaters and little fairy penguins, reptiles like the diamond python, and fishbones of snapper, bream, wrasse, blue groper, catfish, flathead, shellfish, and wild seeds of the cycad Macrozamia . At a site in a rock overhang at Balmoral Beach, a boy’s tooth is found amongst the shells. Important midden sites include Great Mackerel Beach, Forty Baskets Beach, Balmoral Beach, Long Reef, Palm Beach.

1765 - North West - view

Wollombi

1770 - South West - view

Botany Bay

1770 - South West - view

Port Hacking

1770 - South West - view

Shoalhaven River (Nowra)

1770 - South West - view

Upper Blue Mountains

1770 - North West - view

Broken Bay

1770 - South West - view

Jamison and Burragorang Valleys towards Goulburn

1778 - Central - view

Sydney Cove

1778 - Central - view

Sydney Cove

1778 - Central - view

Cadigal

1778 - South West - view

Gwea

1778 - Central - view

Wangaal

1780 - Central - view

Redfern Park

1780 - Central - view

Centennial Park

1786 - North West - view

Brisbane Waters

1788 - North West - view

Windsor

1788 - Central - view

Brickfield Hill