What is the local Aboriginal Clan of my area?

This is not as easy to answer as you would think! There are many different language maps showing different boundaries and even different names.

Clan names which can be found on most maps for the northern Sydney region of the AHO partner Councils are the following: Gayamaygal, Gamaragal, Garigal, Darramurragal, Wallumedegal and many more. For Strathfield it is the Wangal. If you are interested in this subject you always have to be critical and try to find out if the sources are reliable for your research.

See our Clans of Sydney page for more detail and a map. Remember, the boundaries and even the names are open to question. Acknowledging the reasons why this is so can be the first step in appreciating how things are today.

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