Rev John McGarvie's list of 'Native names of places on the Hawkesbury’ 1829

List of 178 Darug and Darkinyung names of places along Dyarubbin (Hawkesbury River)  compiled in 1829 by the Reverend John McGarvie, Presbyterian Minister at Ebenezer and Pitt Town, as he and his Aboriginal informant/s travelled along the riverbanks. The words appear in geographic order and often with locational clues, like settlers’ farms, creeks and lagoons. The list is in McGarvie's papers in the Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales.

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The Dyarubbin Project: Aboriginal history, culture and places on the Hawkesbury River

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2021

The winner of the State Library of NSW Coral Thomas Fellowship in 2018-19 was a collaborative project, The Real Secret River: Dyarubbin. Based on a list of Aboriginal words recorded along Dyarubbin (the Hawkesbury River) in the 1820s by Reverend John McGarvie that is held in the Mitchell LIbrary, winning the Fellowship allowed the team behind the project to work on the recovery, recognition and revitalisation of the river's Darug and Darkinjung history, culture and Language.

McGarvie’s list and Aboriginal Dyarubbin

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2021

This essay follows on from Introducing the Dyarubbin Project: Aboriginal history, culture and places on the Hawkesbury River, New South Wales