What does wahroonga mean in Aboriginal?


What does wahroonga mean in Aboriginal?

our home
Our word of the week is Wahroonga. According to the survey forms and correspondence received by the Royal Anthropological Society of Australasia regarding Aboriginal place names (1899-1903, 1921-1926), Wahroonga means ‘our home’.

How did wahroonga get its name?

Wahroonga, in the parish of Gordon and Ku-ring-gai local government area, derives its name from an Aboriginal word meaning ‘our home’. It was previously called Pearces Corner after Aaron Pierce, a timber-getter who built a slab hut on land purchased in the area in 1835.

What country is wahroonga?

Wahroonga is a suburb in the Upper North Shore of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia, 18 kilometres north-west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government areas of Ku-ring-gai Council and Hornsby Shire.

What does warrawee mean in Aboriginal?

stop here
Warrawee is a suburb of Ku-ring-gai. Its name is derived from the Aboriginal language and means ‘stop here’. It is 21 kilometres from Sydney, between the suburbs of Turramurra and Wahroonga, and rises 180 metres above sea level.

What does Parramatta mean in Aboriginal?

the place where the eels lie down
Parramatta’s name is Aboriginal and commonly translated as ‘the place where the eels lie down’ or ‘head of waters’. It comes from the Aboriginal word Baramada or Burramatta. The Burramatta people belonged to the Darug people of the Sydney area, and in that Aboriginal language ‘burra’ means eel and ‘matta’ means place.

Who are the traditional owners of Turramurra?

First inhabitants The original inhabitants of what is now the suburb of Turramurra were the Aboriginal people believed to be known as the Tarramerragal. They lived on the eastern side of the Lane Cove River.

What LGA is Willoughby in?

The City of Willoughby is a local government area on the Lower North Shore of Northern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. It is located 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) north of the Sydney central business district….City of Willoughby.

City of Willoughby New South Wales
Website City of Willoughby

Is wahroonga part of Hornsby LGA?

Hornsby Shire LGA Boundary Map Ward B suburbs – Hornsby, Normanhurst, Pennant Hills, Thornleigh, Wahroonga, Waitara, Westleigh. Ward C suburbs – Beecroft, Castle Hill, Cheltenham, Cherrybrook, North Epping, West Pennant Hills.