2. Burramatta Lands

Parramatta Historical Walk

2. Burramatta Lands

Harris Park, New South Wales 2150, Australia

Created By: Free Hugs

Point of Interest Details

Burramatta, ‘place where the eels lie’ is the name of the indigenous clan that lived here, and the origin from which the name Parramatta was derived. The river provided plenty of food; fish, turtles and eels, and was an important ‘meeting place’ for the clans of the Darug people. The Burramatta lifestyle was severely disrupted when in 1788 European colonists travelled up the river and claimed their land. Stories of resistance, removal and eventually, reconciliation are depicted through art along the river foreshore.

Look into the river and you might catch a glimpse of some eels! To this day, they continue their astonishing breeding migrations from the rivers and creeks around Parramatta all the way to the open sea

This point of interest is part of the tour: Parramatta Historical Walk


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