Contents

Abstract

In 1788 the Aboriginals of the Blue Mountains had had no contact with European; within 30 years their traditional way of life had been irrevocably changed. Of the generation of new Mountains dwellers who followed, few appreciated the Aboriginal heritage of the region, even though evidence of their presence was known from the Nepean River and the adjacent escarpment.
Increasingly however, widespread discoveries of art sites, occupation sites, stone tools, axe-grinding grooves and stone arrangements, research into the journals and early writings of European explorers and settlers, and the compilation of oral histories, are providing a rich, if incomplete, account of the traditional lifestyles and environment of the Gundungurra and Darug people of the Blue Mountains.

Bibliographic Data

Title
The Mountain Darug
Author
Attenbrow, V; Stockton, E; Merriman, J
Editor
Blue Mountains Education and Research Trust.
Year
2009
Publication Type
Book Chapter
Publisher
Blue Mountains Education and Research Trust.
Book Title
Blue Mountains Dreaming. The Aboriginal Heritage
Number of pages
105-28
Images
False
Edition
2nd
Publisher
Blue Mountains Education and Research Trust.
Place Published
Lawson, NSW
ISBN
1 74076 116 2