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Colebee and Nurragingy's land grant site

Land grant of 30 acres to Colebee and Nurragingy. Granted in 1819 by Governor Macquarie for their loyalty and service to government as guides, it remains a site of significance for Aboriginal people.

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Owned by
1819 - 1827
Owned by
1819 - 1833
Owned by
1843 - 1878

Colebee and Nurragingy's land grant

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The land granted to Colebee and Nurragingy in 1819 was one of the rare instances where the colonial government recognised Aboriginal interests in land. The site is of enduring importance for Aboriginal people who trace their traditional ancestry and social history back to this place and is part of the ongoing history of Aboriginal peoples' struggle for land rights.