Here are some books that you may find useful during your studies. Search the Bennies catalogue Oliver for more, or browse the Non-fiction collection NFS.
Muru Mittigar seeks to advance Aboriginal culture, and in particular Darug culture, improving well—being and economic independence of Aboriginal people. We achieve this social impact by doing business with buyers and customers through our industry-leading products and services to create social change and Close the Gap.
In the Virtual Dreaming simulation we show everyday life of Aboriginal people from the Darug tribe, who used to live in the Parramatta basin (New South Wales, Australia) before the arrival of the first fleet and the establishment of the first European settlement in Australia. Our simulation features the Parramatta Campus of the Western Sydney University in year 1788 reconstructed from GIS data. The virtual environment shown in the video was populated with plants and animals under supervision of Darug elders. The voices in the simulation and movements of virtual agents are true recordings of voices and motions of the Darug elders. The storyline was designed by the elders as well.
This video shows Darug Elders and community members expressing and sharing their connection to the Darug land. It features Aunty Kerrie Kenton (Darug Elder), Uncle Bob Webb (Darug Elder), Aunty Julie Janson (Darug Elder) and Taylah Pearce (Darug community member).
Uncle Richard Green shares knowledge about Darug language.
The Darug are a group descending from an indigenous Australian people of that name, which shares strong ties of kinship and, in pre-colonial times, survived as skilled hunters in family groups or clans scattered throughout much of what is modern-day Sydney.
The Darug, originally a Western Sydney people, were bounded by the Kuringgai to the northeast around Broken Bay, the Darkinjung to the north, the Wiradjuri to the west on the eastern fringe of the Blue Mountains, the Gandangara to the southwest in the Southern Highlands, the Eora to the east and the Tharawal to the southeast in the Illawarra area.
Our community includes people from all over Australia and the world, our members all bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to our group and our community. We have connections to people and places all over the world and have a deep connection to all of our indigenous brothers and sisters from abroad. Our connections to Aboriginal people within Australia stretch far and wide with many of our mob from remote and distant places that have found a place within our group, we like to spend time on country as much as possible and share our places and ceremonies with our extended community.