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dharawal place names

Some place names around Sydney and their meaning

Present Name

Aboriginal Name

Meaning

Botany Bay

Gamay/Kamay

fresh water

Bundeena

 

noise like thunder

Burraneer

 

point of the bay

Caringbah

 

pademelon wallaby

Cronulla

Kuranulla

place of pink shells

Garie

Guri

sleepy

Garrawarraah

place of nesting eagles

Gunnamatta

Goonamurra

place of beach and sandhills

Gymea

G/y/omea

the giant (gymea) lily

Illawong

 

between two rivers/waters

Jannali

Yanad(a)i

place of the moon

Jibbon

Djeeban

sand bars at low tide

Kareela

 

place of trees and water

Kirrawee

Gi(a)rrawee(i)

place of white cockatoos

Kurnell

Kundul

 

Quibay Bay

Daringyan/Bunna Bunna

stingray

Solander Point

Gwea

good hunting

Wattamolla

 

place near running water

Woolooware

 

muddy flat

Woronora

Wooloonora

black rock

Yarrawarrah

 

place of tall trees

Yowie

Koo-ee

a call that echoed



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