Nurragingy

Aboriginal leader who participated in the punitive expeditions of Governor Macquarie in 1816 to punish theft and violence against settlers. His reward was a joint land grant of 30 acres with Colebee, the first to Aboriginal people.

Name
Colloquial
Creek Jemmy
Alternate
Narragingy
Occupation
Property
Owner of
1819 - 1833

Colebee and Nurragingy's land grant

CC BY-SA 2.0
,
2015

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.