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Present name: North Head (outer)
Aboriginal name: Boree 
Historical name/description: North Head

Present name: North Head (inner)
Aboriginal name: Garungal, Car-rang-gel
Historical name/description: North Head

Present name: Spring Cove or Little Manly Cove or Manly Cove
Aboriginal name: Kayoo-may
Historical name/description: Collins Cove

Present name: Manly Cove or North Harbour
Aboriginal name: Kay-ye-my, Kay-yee-my
Historical name/description: Manly Bay

Present name: North Harbour
Aboriginal name: Kunn-ná, Kunná, Cannae
Historical name/description: North Harbour, Manly Beach

Present name: Balgowlah
Aboriginal name: Jilling
Historical name/description: Fincham's, North Harbour; or Balgowlah Township

Present name: Middle Harbour
Aboriginal name: Warrin gá, Warringà
Historical name/description: Middle Harbour

Present name: The Spit, Middle Harbour
Aboriginal name: Burra-brú, Burrabru
Historical name/description: The Spit, Middle Harbour

Present name: Parriwi Head, The Spit
Aboriginal name: Parriwi
Historical name/description: Point East of Spit

Present name: Fig Tree Point (Long Bay, Middle Harbour or Sommerville Point, Balmain)
Aboriginal name: Cooroowal
Historical name/description: Fig Tree Point

Present name: Middle Head
Aboriginal name: Kuba Kaba, Caba-caba, Ca-ba Ca-ba
Historical name/description: Middle Head

Present name: Chowder Bay
Aboriginal name: Koreé, Koree
Historical name/description: Chowder Bay, Chowder

Present name: Chowder Head or possibly North Head (inner)
Aboriginal name: Gurugal, Gurrugal
Historical name/description: West Head

Present name: Probably between Bradleys Head and Middle Head
Aboriginal name: Taliangy, Tal-le-ongi-i
Historical name/description: [illegible] water, Bradley Point

Present name: Bradleys Head
Aboriginal name: Booragy, Búrroggy, Burròggy or Broggy
Historical name/description: Bradley's Point, Bradley's Head

Present name: Mosman Bay
Aboriginal name: Goram bullagong, Gorambùllagong
Historical name/description: Sirius Cove / Mossman's Whaling Establishment

Present name: Robertsons Point
Aboriginal name: Aboriginal name: Wulworrá-jeung 
Historical name/description: Robertson's Point

Present name: Kurraba Point
Aboriginal name: Kurrá bá, Kurrábá
Historical name/description: Point West of Robertsons Point

Present name: Kurraba Point western side
Aboriginal name: Wurru-birri
Historical name/description: McLarens Store

Present name: Careening Cove
Aboriginal name: Wéyé Wéyé, Weeawya
Historical name/description: Careening Cove Head, Careening Cove

Present name: Wudyong Point
Aboriginal name: Wudyong
Historical name/description: Point east of Milsons

Present name: Kirribilli-Milsons Point
Aboriginal name: Kiarabilli, Kiarabily
Historical name/description: Milson's Point

Present name: Lavender Bay
Aboriginal name: Quibéreé, Quiberee
Historical name/description: Hulk Bay

Present name: Blues Point
Aboriginal name: Warung áréá, Warrungarea
Historical name/description: Billy Blues Point

Present name: Lane Cove River
Aboriginal name: Turranburra
Historical name/description: Lane Cove River

Present name: Hunters Hill-Woolwich peninsula
Aboriginal name: MocoBoula
Historical name/description: Peninsula beginning at the mouth of the Lane Cove River

Present name: Charity Point, Meadowbank
Aboriginal name: Mar-ray-mah
Historical name/description: Dinner Point

Present name: Parramatta
Aboriginal name: Paramatín, Parramatta, Par-ra-mat-ta
Historical name/description: Parramatta, Rose Hill

Present name: Toongabbie
Aboriginal name: Toon-gab-be
Historical name/description: 3 miles westward of Parramatta

Present name: To the west of Parramatta
Aboriginal name: Wau-maille / War-mul
Historical name/description: To the westward from Rose Hill, 10 minutes walk
Malgray-matta / Mal-gra-mattar
Historical name/description: To the westward from Rose Hill, 19 minutes walk
Era-worong / A-rar-woo-rung -
Historical name/description: To the westward from Rose Hill, 7 minutes walk
Carra-matta / Car-rar-mattar -
Historical name/description: To the westward from Rose Hill, 18 minutes walk
Boolbane-matta / Bul-barn-mattar
Historical name/description: To the westward from Rose Hill, 5 minutes walk
Carro-wotong / Kar-rar-wo-tong
Historical name/description: To the westward from Rose Hill, 29 minutes walk
Present name: Prospect
Aboriginal name: Mar-rong / Mararong
Historical name/description: To the westward from Rose Hill 17 minutes walk to Mararong - Prospect Hill

Present name: Homebush Bay, island on western side near mouth
Aboriginal name: Arrowanelly
Historical name/description: The island of the flats

Present name: Breakfast Point, Mortlake (or possibly Greenwich Point)
Aboriginal name: Booridiow-o-gule
Historical name/description: Breakfast Point

Present name: Spectacle Island
Aboriginal name: Gong-ul
Historical name/description: 8th or Spectacle Island

Present name: Snapper Island
Aboriginal name: Ar-ra-re-agon
Historical name/description: 7th Island

Present name: Iron Cove?
Aboriginal name: Go-mo-ra
Historical name/description: Long Cove

Present name: Cockatoo Island
Aboriginal name: Wa-rea-mah
Historical name/description: 6th or Cockatoo Island

Present name: Yurulbin
Aboriginal name: Yerroulbin, Yerroulbine
Historical name/description: Long Nose Point

Present name: Goat Island
Aboriginal name: Me-mil, Memill, Me-mel, Milmil
Historical name/description: 5th island, Memilla (at Memill), Goat Island

Present name: Darling Harbour
Aboriginal name: Tumbulong, and Go-mo-ra?
Historical name/description: Darling Harbour, Long Cove

Present name: Millers Point
Aboriginal name: Coodye
Historical name/description: Jack the Millers Point

Present name: Dawes Point
Aboriginal name: Tar-ra, Tarra, Tárrá
Historical name/description: West point of Sydney Cove, Slaughter House Point

Present name: Campbells Cove ?
Aboriginal name: Melia-Wool
Historical name/description: A small cove within [Sydney Cove]

Present name: The Rocks west side of Sydney Cove
Aboriginal name: Talla-wo-la-dah
Historical name/description: Where the hospital stands

Present name: Sydney Cove
Aboriginal name: War-ran, Weé-rong, Warrane, Warrang
Historical name/description: Sydney Cove, Sydney

Present name: Bennelong Point
Aboriginal name: Tu-bow-gule, Tubow-gule, Too-bow-gu-liè, Tobegully, Jubughalee, Jubùghallee
Historical name/description: Sydney Cove, East point, the eastern point of the cove, Bennelong Point

Present name: Farm Cove
Aboriginal name: Woggan-ma-gule, Woccanmagully
Historical name/description: Farm Cove

Present name: Farm Cove beach
Aboriginal name: Cookaroo
Historical name/description: Farm Cove Beach

Present name: Mrs Macquaries Point
Aboriginal name: Yu-ron, Yurong, Yourong
Historical name/description: East bank of Farm Cove, Mrs Macquarie's Point

Present name: Fort Denison, Pinchgut Island
Aboriginal name: Mat-te-wan-ye
Historical name/description: 4th or Rock Island, the small island which is situated in the middle of the harbour

Present name: Woolloomooloo Bay
Aboriginal name: Walla-mool, Wallamoula, Wooloomooloo
Historical name/description: Cove next to Farm Cove

Present name: Garden Island
Aboriginal name: Ba-ing-hoe
Historical name/description: 3rd or Garden Island

Present name: Potts Point
Aboriginal name: Derawun
Historical name/description: East point of [cove next to Farm Cove]

Present name: Elizabeth Bay
Aboriginal name: Carraginn
Historical name/description: Next cove [meaning cove next to Woolloomooloo Bay]

Present name: Elizabeth Point
Aboriginal name: Jerrowan, Jèrrowan
Historical name/description: Elizabeth Point

Present name: Macleay Point
Aboriginal name: Yarrandab, Yarrandabby
Historical name/description: Mr McLeay's Point

Present name: Rushcutters Bay
Aboriginal name: Kogerah
Historical name/description: Rushcutter Bay

Present name: Darling Point
Aboriginal name: Yaranabe
Historical name/description: Darling Point

Present name: Clark Island
Aboriginal name: Be-lang-le-wool, Billong-ololah, Billòng-olòla
Historical name/description: 2nd island [meaning, as coming up the harbour), Clark Island [sic]

Present name: Near Watsons Bay on South Head, or Point Piper
Aboriginal name: Woo-la-ra, Willárrá, Wallàra
Historical name/description: The Look-Out, Point Piper

Present name: Shark Island
Aboriginal name: Bo-a-millie, Boambilly,
Historical name/description: 1st island coming up the harbour, Shark Island

Present name: Rose Bay
Aboriginal name: Pannerong, Pan-ner-rong, Ginnagullah
Historical name/description: Rose Bay

Present name: Steele Point (Shark Point)
Aboriginal name: Burrowwo, Burrowway
Historical name/description: Rocky Point south of Vaucluse

Present name: Vaucluse Point (Bottle and Glass Point)
Aboriginal name: Móring, Moring
Historical name/description: Vaucluse Point dsgzsdg

Present name: Watsons Bay [Kutti Beach]
Aboriginal name: Kutti
Historical name/description: Siddons & Watson's Residences

Present name: Laings Point, Watsons Bay
Aboriginal name: Mit-ta-la, Metallar, Ku-bung hárrá, Kubungarra
Historical name/description: The Green Point west of Camp Cove, Langs Point; Laing's Point

Present name: Sow and Pigs Reef
Aboriginal name: Ba-rab-ba-ra, Bir-ra-bir-ra, Birrur Birah
Historical name/description: The Mid-Rock, The rock in the Channel, Sow and Pigs

Present name: South Head [inner]
Aboriginal name: Burra.wa-ra, Bara woory ? [writing unclear], Barraory
Historical name/description: Inner South Head, South Head

Present name: South Head [outer]
Aboriginal name: Tar-ral-be
Historical name/description: South Head

Present name: Murriverie Pass
Aboriginal name: Marevera
Historical name/description: Between Ben Buckley and Bondi

Present name: Ben Buckler
Aboriginal name: Benbuckalong
Historical name/description: Ben Buckley

Present name: Bondi
Aboriginal name: Boondi
Historical name/description: Bondi

Present name: Tamarama
Aboriginal name: Cramaramma
Historical name/description: The bay known as Nelson's

Present name: Gordons Bay or Coogee
Aboriginal name: Kudgee, Coojee, Kooja, Coogee, Koojah
Historical name/description: A small bay between the large bays of Port Jackson and Botany Bay, Coogee, The bay north of the bay now known as Coogee

Present name: Coogee
Aboriginal name: Bobroi 
Historical name/description: The bay where the two hotels are

Present name: Maroubra
Aboriginal name: Mooroobra
Historical name/description: Mooroobra

Present name: Long Bay
Aboriginal name: Boora
Historical name/description: Between Maroubra and Little Bay

Present name: Botany Bay, north head
Aboriginal name: Bunnabi, Bunnabri
Historical name/description: North Head Botany

Present name: Botany Bay north head, near Bare Island
Aboriginal name: Wadba wadba
Historical name/description: The name of country near Bare Island

Present name: Yarra Bay
Aboriginal name: Yarra
Historical name/description: Yarra Bay

Present name: Botany Bay
Aboriginal name: Ka-may
Historical name/description: Botany Bay

Present name: Bonna Point, Kurnell/Quibray Bay
Aboriginal name: Bunna Bunna
Historical name/description: Bonna Point, Botany Bay

Present name: Kurnell
Aboriginal name: Kundul
Historical name/description: South head of Botany Bay

Present name: Cronulla to Kurnell
Aboriginal name: Goonamarra
Historical name/description: Beach and sand hills about Port Hacking

 

 
 
If you are a Darug person and would like to join the darug corp. please make contact, at the following details. The Corp is under a new Committee now and doing really well.
 
 
 
Darug Tribal Aboriginal Corporation
PO Box 441 Blacktown NSW 2148
PH: (02) 9622 4081
Fax (02) 9622 4081