Edited by Eugene Stockton
In 1788 the Aborigines of the Blue Mountains had had no contact with Europeans; within 30 years almost all of them had disappeared.
Of the generations of new Mountain dwellers who followed, few appreciated the Aboriginal heritage of the region, even though evidence of their presence was known from the Nepean River and the adjacent escarpment.
Increasingly however, widespread discoveries of art sites, occupation shelters, stone tools, axe-grinding grooves and stone arrangements, research into the journals and early writings of European explorers and settlers, and the compilation of oral histories, are providing a rich, if incomplete, account of the former existence of the Gundungurra and Dharug in the Blue Mountains.
This book gathers together the current information about Blue Mountains aborigines. It provides a fascinating account of lifestyles, languages, legends and European contact.
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