“The Eora had thrived for some 40,000 years on the land's natural bounty, hunting kangaroo, eating native plants and fishing, while the British arrivals nearly starved as they tried in vain to raise imported crops like potatoes.”
“It was easy to imagine the convicts, mostly petty thieves from British slums, gaping in confusion at the strange foliage while Eora Aboriginals presciently yelled Werre!”
“Known as the Lost Battlefield, the jungle terrain at Eora Creek, near Alola in Papua New Guinea, was where Australian soldiers of the 16th Brigade, 2nd AIF, engaged elements of the Japanese army's 144th Infantry Regiment in late November 1942.”
“Freeman believes the site, about one kilometre (half a mile) from the village of Eora”
“He was one of the Eora people, whose land - now known as the suburb of Botany Bay in Sydney's south - was directly affected by the arrival of the British.”
“The Eora people, the Aborigines who settled around Sydney Harbour, arrived approximately 50,000 years ago, while the white settlers arrived just over 200 years ago.”
“NSW Governor Phillip's go-between with the local Eora people.”
“He was of the Eora people, whose land - now known as Botany Bay - was most directly affected by the arrival of the British.”
“Pemulwuy was of the Eora people whose lands - today known as Botany Bay - bore the brunt of the arrival of the British.”
“On Australia Day, I believe most reasonable Australians now admit that the descent of European people upon Australia brought bewilderment and pain for the Eora people of the Sydney basin," the author told an Australia Day function on Sunday.”
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