I dedicate this site to our people and descendants of the
Boorooberongal Darug (Where the Red Kangaroo belongs and people of the
For the memory of Darug Biyanga' (Walter William GREEN the 2nd)
whom encouraged me to study the format of our written tongue. Wally'
kept numerous records of the Dharug language in his possession. At our
very first sit down my Biyanga confessed his understanding of the
language and admitted having heard his grandmother speak it as a boy,
realising that he had limited access to speak the language growing up,
he dared that i learn as much about our Dalang as possible. Having
compiled the language for the memories of our ancestors and in
particular our great grandmothers and to include the memories of our
grandfathers who are Darug. In memory of our separated Mudyin' we say
Dumali' respect for your name Uncle Kieth GREEN your Dalang lives for
you and yours Judith Anne GREEN-BEATTIE, Linda Jo GREEN-Wright, Raymond
Kieth GREEN. A very special mention to Wiradjuri Elders Uncle Les POTTER
and Aunty Dawn SMITH forever being understanding parents and continuing
to guide me throughout the journey. Didjurigura Dyinmang Regina Dale
POTTER for accepting that the tongue i spoke to her was a genetic and
biological relationship connected to our Darug heritage, and for her
faith that one day the truth would finally be revealed that our
languages have never truly ceased to be spoken.
Our great grandparents are the distinguished Darcy WEBB and Eva
Agnes WEBB (nee LOCK). Eva Agnes WEBB was recorded as the last of the
traditional speakers of the Dharug dalang living in and about the
Greater Western Sydney. Our clan of Boorooberongal, are Mudyin-ga
Warmuli (Relations with Warmuli clan of Liverpool the Darug/Gubragal)
through marriage lines. Boorin (Charley Moran was the leader of the
Warmuli clan) The people of the Yurangai (black duck)and Mulgu (Black
Swan). We are of the bloodline of Boorooberongal Iyura who lived between
Burramattagal, Wyuan, Toongabbie, Mariyung, Bulwarra, Bula and as far
south as Mogo, Woolongong and the Yillawarra.
At the turn of the century many of the families were separated
from each other and spread across the area between Burramattagal,
Blackstown and including the lands of the strong brothers Dhurrawal,
Wanbanji of the southern coast and Thurrawal in present day
Campbelltown, Bankstown and the inner Bidjigal, Gadigal, Gammereigal,
and Gweagal, lands of the Dharawal nations and as far south as Mulgo
Walbanji, Wollongong Wuululuwungawayu.
Today numerous relatives are making continued contact and we are all
speaking the languages of our ancestors. Living descendants of the
Gweagal, Gammeray on the Northern Shore and Wungal.
Nam-brimbrii. ngaya yellamudie yuu yabun-ra dane iyura nuruwa,
diya dah bannang. Let the rivers run - let all people be one colour. I
am story teller and singer for people on country, this is blood.
Dyingurang (grandmother) Amy GREEN (WEBB) was Yarramundies great
granddaughter and is my own Dyingurang.
Wally and Amy GREEN/WEBB had eight children, in birth order:
Daphne, Keith, Irene, Valerie, Josephine, Walter (Wally 2nd), Beverly and Patricia.
Other surviving Darugule, Dharawal-Bidjigal Darkinyung and Yuen Gurik and Walbanji descendants include families such as:
ANOLOCK, ARDLER, ARNORLD. BAILEY, BAXTER, BERGAN, BETTS, BOLTON,
BRADBURN, BROPHY, BROUGGY, BROWN, BURKE, BUDSWORTH, BURNS. CACHIA,
CAMERON, CAMPBELL, CARPENTER, CASTLES, CATHIE, CHAMBEYRON, CLARKE,
CROSS, CONRICK, COMMON, COOPER, COOK, CORBETT, COCORAN, COUGHLAN, COX.
DALLAS, DAVIES, DINGLE, DIVALL, DIXON, DODD, DORNER, DOUGLAS, DUNN,
DYER. EADE, EDWARDS, EINFIELD, ELLA, EVANS, EVERET, EVERINGHAM, EYLES.
FITTERI, FITZGERALD, FLOODY, FOGGONS, FOLEY, FORBES, FREEMAN,FULLER.
GALE, GELLAGHER, GARDNER, BIBSON, GILL, GOODE, GOODLUCK, GORHAM,
GOURLAY, GOW, GREEN, GUEST. HAYTON, HALVORSON, HAMILTON, HAND, HARRISON,
HARVEY, HESLIP, HEYER, HILL,HODGSON, HUDSON, HUGHES, HULL.IHN. JOHNSON,
JONES. KAVANA, KELLS, KELLS-DODD, KENNEDY, KING, KUNKLE. LANDSTELL,
LAUGHLIN, LOCK, LOCKE, LONGBOTTOM. McCLURE, McGARRITY, McKEAN, MADDEN,
MARTIN,MARINO, MAURICE, MAXWELL, MERVIN, MILTON, MINNS, MORAN, MORGAN,
MORLEY, MORTON, MOULDS, MUNNS. NAYLOR, NEAL, NEWTON, NIDDRIE, NORMAN.
PARSONS, PEISLEY, PERKINS, PHILLIPS, PIGRAM, PIPER, PITCHFORTH, PITTMAN,
POOLE, POTTS. REID, REILLY, REYNOLDS, RICHARDS, ROSE, RYAN, RUSSELS.
SCUTTS, SETTREE, SHEARDS, SICZAK, SIMS, SIMMS, SKILLEN, SKEEN, SMITH,
STEWARTS, STUBBINGS, SHEARDS. TANGYE,TIMBERRY. WALKER, WARD, WEST,
There are other names to be included as people are made aware of the Dharug Dalang and contribute to this site.