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29-September-2013
29-September-2013

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams

The memorial commemorates the Cammeraygal tribe who were the traditional owners of the North Sydney area. 

The Cammeraygal, were a clan of the Eora tribe of Indigenous Australians who were united by a common language, strong ties of kinship and survived as skilled hunter–fisher–gatherers in family groups or clans that inhabited the Lower North Shore of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

The traditional lands of the Cammeraygal people are now contained within much of the North Sydney, Willoughby, Mosman, Manly and Warringbah local government areas. The Cammeraygal people lived in the area until the 1820s and are recorded as being in the northern parts of the Sydney region for approximately 5,800 years

Location

Address:Miller & McLaren Streets, North Sydney Council, North Sydney, 2060
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.834706
Long: 151.207611
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Indigenous

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2000
Front Inscription

To commemorate the traditional owners 
of the land of the North Sydney Council area, 

THE CAMMERAYGALS, 
once feared warriors of the Sydney region.

The Aboriginal Flag 
represents a unifying symbol for Aboriginal people and was first flown 
on National Aboriginal and Islander Day in 1971 in South Australia.   
North Sydney began flying the flag in 1999.

Black represents the Aboriginal people past, present and future.
Yellow represents yellow ochre and the sun, the giver of life.
           Red represents the red earth,
 Aboriginal spiritual relationship to the land, 
and red ochre used in ceremonies.

                                            North Sydney Council
                                           North Shore Historical Society 2000

Source: MA
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