What happened to the Eora Nation?

The Sydney natives called the disease that was wiping them out (gai-galla) and what was diagnosed as a smallpox epidemic in April 1789 effectively decimated the Port Jackson tribes. Robert King states that of an estimated 2,000 Eora, half (Bennelong’s contemporary estimate) were decimated by the contagion.

What did the Eora tribe wear?

1824]. Sydney’s coastal inhabitants, who called themselves Eora, meaning ‘people’, had little need for clothing. They wore bands around their arms, wrists and waists, nose-bones and ornaments in their hair and ‘painted up’ their bodies for ceremonies with ochre and white pipeclay.

How many tribes made up the Eora Nation?

There are about 29 clan groups of the Sydney metropolitan area referred to collectively as the Eora Nation.

What did the Wangal people eat?

The Wangal called the area Booridiow-o- gule. During the summer months, the Wangal gathered much of their food from along the Parramatta River. The food consisted mainly of fish and shell fish and the remains of these meals, known as shell middens, may still be seen at Rodd Park (Rodd Point).

How do you say hello in Dharug?

The next time you meet up with a friend for brunch, try saying “budyari mullinawul” as a greeting! It means “good morning” in the Aboriginal language Dharug.

What do aboriginals call Australia?

The Aboriginal English words ‘blackfella’ and ‘whitefella’ are used by Indigenous Australian people all over the country — some communities also use ‘yellafella’ and ‘coloured’.

What do Eora people call themselves?

The City acknowledges the Gadigal of the Eora Nation as the traditional custodians of this place we now call Sydney. There are about 29 clan groups of the Sydney metropolitan area, referred to collectively as the Eora Nation. The Gadigal are a clan of the Eora Nation.

Is Marrickville Gadigal land?

Marrickville. The traditional owners of the land are Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. The Aboriginal name for the area is Bulanaming.

How do you say hello in Aboriginal?

Some of the most well known Aboriginal words for hello are: Kaya, which means hello in the Noongar language. Palya is a Pintupi language word used as a greeting much in the same way that two friends would say hello in English while Yaama is a Gamilaraay language word for hello used in Northern NSW.

What is Australia’s real name?

The sovereign country Australia, formed in 1901 by the Federation of the six British colonies, is officially known as the Commonwealth of Australia, abbreviated within the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act and the Constitution of Australia to “the Commonwealth”.

What is considered rude in Aboriginal culture?

For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, avoidance of eye contact is customarily a gesture of respect. In Western society averting gaze can be viewed as being dishonest, rude Page 2 or showing lack of interest.