Hawkesbury River (Dyarubbin)

River that runs for 120 kilometres from the confluence of the Nepean and Grose rivers west of Sydney to Broken Bay north of Sydney. The Darug and Darkinjung people who lived along the river called it Dyarubbin.

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Deerubbin
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Dyarubbin
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Hawkesbury River

CC BY-SA 2.0
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2008

The Hawkesbury River, or Dyarubbin, in Sydney's north and west, was an important transport route for Aboriginal people and colonists. Its use changed as first ferry, then road and rail bridges opened up land to the north and west.

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