Dictionary of Sydney

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Village established in the 1830s by the families which made their livings in the rich fishing grounds of Botany Bay. Few weatherboard cottages remain and the area itself no longer has access to the bay.

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Booralee fishing town

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Just as the Kameygal people had enjoyed the rich sea life of Botany Bay, Booralee thrived as a vibrant fishing village for over a century until overfishing and pollution saw the demise of the fishing industry.