An Aboriginal History of Willoughby

Book Cover - An Aboriginal History of WilloughbyBo-ra-ne Ya-goo-na Par-ry-boo-go
Yesterday Today Tomorrow: An Aboriginal History of Willoughby

by Jessica Currie

There is a broad gap of history on this vast continent. Most Australians do not even attempt to understand that people with language, customs, rituals, technology, religion and boundaries have occupied this land for tens of thousands of years.

This beautifully written book has been put together to narrow the gap in understanding a small part of Australian history and heritage.

The book explores and traces the Aboriginal history of Willoughby and surrounding areas, taking the reader on a chronological journey, detailing the rich, cultural history of Aboriginal people in the area from creation through to the present day.

It is hoped that this book will become a well-used resource not only by the people of Willoughby but also by schools, universities, neighbouring Councils and anyone who has an interest in researching the history of Willoughby from its earliest times.

Copies of the book may be purchased for $19.95 at Chatswood, Artarmon, Naremburn and Northbridge Libraries or at the Help and Service Desk at Willoughby City Council. Find library details here or phone Willoughby Library at 9777 7900 for more information.

Bo-ra-ne Ya-goo-na Par-ry-boo-go was funded by Willoughby City Council and the Department of Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts through the Indigenous Heritage Programme, was developed in consultation with the Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council and was directed by the Aboriginal Heritage Office. The author gratefully acknowledges the contribution of many Aboriginal people who gave time and told stories to help bring Willoughby’s past to life.