Barangaroo

Barangaroo was an Eora woman of the Cameragal people. Second wife of Bennelong, she was a skilled fisherwoman with presence and authority in her community and the early colony.

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Barangaroo and the Eora Fisherwomen

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2014

Barangaroo was one of the powerful figures in Sydney's early history. She had knowledge of laws, teaching and women's rituals and held the respect of Governor Phillip and his officers who were fascinated by the Eora women and their formidable fishing skills.