Our group is a not for profit organisation that has been active as in Western Sydney as a community corporation for over 40 years , Darug people have lived in this area for over 60,000 years. Darug land is from the Blue Mountains in the west to the sea in the east, from the Hawkesbury river in the north to Appin in the south.
Sydney basin is the land of the Darug language group.
Darug people have been pushed off our land since colonisation and this continues to happen, our culture is common sense, if you don't know the traditional owner group ask what the language is and follow up on the information, Eora is a Darug word meaning people, where the language is shows the tribal area's.
Darug Welcome to Country
TIATI MURRA DARUGA PEMEL KOI MURRA YA PEMEL NGALARINGI BUBBUNA BAN NYE YEMNA WURRA NANG NYE DICE GAI DYI YA NANGAMI DYARRALANG DARUGA NGALARINGI TIATI NGALARINGI NANGAMI GAI GU YA WILLY ANGARA GU-NU-GAL DA GU-NU-GAL DA LA-LOEY MOOGOO COT-BALLIE NANGAMI DICE LA-LOEY GNIA TARIMI GU-NU-GAL TIATI NGALARINGI YA DARUGA EORAH MITTIGAR GURRUNG BURRUK GNEENE DA DARUGA PEMEL DIDGEREE GORE
This is Darug lands It is the land of our ancestors Their spirits still walk among us Spirits that have been here since the dreaming Darug language has been passed down from generation to generation To continue an unbroken culture That has extended for thousands of years In the language of the Darug people We welcome you to Darug lands Thankyou.
Aunty Edna Watson is a Darug Elder who has worked in our community for many years, this is her welcome to country.
Art work by Leanne Watson, Aunty Edna Watson and Bundeluk
We always pay our respect to the Elders past present and our future elders within our community, our elders have smoothed the path for many of our people and we should always remember and respect what they have lived through and shared with us.