Dictionary of Sydney

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Curry Jong

Curry Jong or Carrejun is an area identified by the Aboriginal people who were sharing knowledge with the Rev John McGarvie in 1829 as he wrote a list of place names used by the Darug and Darkinyung people along the Hawkesbury River (Dyarubbin). The meaning might be multi-layered, connecting natural, topographic and human dimensions so can meaning fishing line or string, but also the different plants from which they were made (including kurrajong trees and brush kurrajong), and the place where they grew. Since making line and nets was women’s work, Curry Jong can also be associated with women.

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