Portland Head Rock

Sandstone escarpment on the Hawkesbury River (Dyarubbin), so named because settlers thought the rock resembled the profile of an English prime minister, the Duke of Portland. The area became known as Portland Head, and the river downstream as Lower Portland Head. The Aboriginal name for the landmark was probably Dakal, recorded in 1829.

-33.50135, 150.91092

Name
Aboriginal
Dakal
Type