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Earliest inhabitants : Friendship ended in violence

Montague, Laurinda16 June, 1989
The Dharug people roamed for thousands of years with a way of life that had changed little over the millenia. The main aboriginal "band" of the Dharug tribe in Penrith was known as "Mulgoa", with the name Dharug referring to the language spoken by a large number of these bands. The first European contact with the Nepean River Aborigines was made by Captain Watkin Tench in the year that the river was discovered, 1789. It was a friendly meeting. Unfortunately peaceful beginning gave way to the turbulence. Features further information on: Aborigines - History - Attitudes to nature - Culture - Social integration - Cultural assimilation - Civilisation - Education - Aboriginal languages - Mulgoa - Dharug - Nepean river - Watkin Tench - Land grants - Governo
Earliest inhabitants : Friendship ended in violence
Date of work:
16 June, 1989
Search dates:
01 Jan 1989 - 31 Dec 1989
Reference number:
Research Room - Local Files - Aborigines - 42
Level of description:
Item from Collection: Vertical Files (Vertical Files)
Penrith City Star: Special Edition, 16 June 1989. PP. 8
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Newspaper article, 1 page
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