McGarvie, John

Second Presbyterian minister in colonial Sydney, the first incumbent at Pitt Town and Ebenezer, and of St Andrews Scots Church. While living in the area, he recorded the names of places along the Hawkesbury River, or Dyarubbin, that local Aboriginal people shared with him. His papers are held in the Mitchell Library, State Library of NSW.

Milestone
Born
Glasgow, Scotland
1795
Arrived Sydney
22 May 1826
Died
Kent Street
12 Apr 1853
Buried
14 Apr 1853
Occupation
Position
1826 - 1830
1826
1826 - 1853
1829
1830
1832 - 1853
1833
Property
Occupied
1826 - Mar 1828
Occupied
Apr 1828 - 1831

McGarvie’s list and Aboriginal Dyarubbin

,
2021

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