Botany Bay - History - Aboriginal


Archaeological evidence from the shores of Botany Bay has yielded evidence of Aboriginal settlement dating back 5,000 years. The Aboriginal people of Sydney were known as the Eora with sub-groups derived from the languages they spoke. The people living between the Cooks River and the Georges River were the Bidgigal. On the southern shores of the bay were the Gweagal. On the northern shore it was the Kameygal.

Read more about this topic:  Botany Bay, History

Other articles related to "aboriginal":

Palawah - History - Early European Contact
... Tasmania (in 1642) and who named it Van Diemen’s Land, did not encounter any of the Aboriginal Tasmanians when he landed ... At first, contact with the Aboriginal people was friendly however the Aboriginal Tasmanians became alarmed when another boat was dispatched towards the shore ... were thrown and the French responded with musket fire, killing at least one Aboriginal person and wounding several others ...
David Nash (linguist)
... David Nash is a prominent Australian field linguist, specialising in the Aboriginal languages of Australia ... He works as a consultant for various Aboriginal organisations ... He is also a Visiting Fellow of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies ...
Palawah - History - After European Settlement - Anthropological Interest
... Scientists were interested in studying Aboriginal Tasmanians from a physical anthropology perspective, hoping to gain insights into the field of ... For these reasons, they were interested in individual Aboriginal body parts and whole skeletons ... Tasmanian Aboriginal skulls were particularly sought internationally for studies into craniofacial anthropometry ...
Beneath Clouds
... Lena has an absent Irish father she longs to see and an Aboriginal mother she finds disgusting ... Blonde and light-skinned, Lena remains in denial about her Aboriginal heritage Vaughn is an angry young man with a grudge against all whites ... creator's (Ivan Sen's) own experiences growing up in Inverell, NSW with an Aboriginal mother and a European father who was not around ...

Famous quotes containing the word aboriginal:

    John Eliot came to preach to the Podunks in 1657, translated the Bible into their language, but made little progress in aboriginal soul-saving. The Indians answered his pleas with: ‘No, you have taken away our lands, and now you wish to make us a race of slaves.’
    —Administration for the State of Con, U.S. public relief program. Connecticut: A Guide to Its Roads, Lore, and People (The WPA Guide to Connecticut)