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Indigenous Understanding PLT: Darug People

Strand 1 PLT

Acknowledgement of Country

Visitors should be aware that this Research Guide may contain images or documentation relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are deceased.

Mount St Benedict College acknowledges and pays respect to the past, present and future Traditional Custodians and Elders of this nation and the continuation of cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Ancestors have walked this country and we acknowledge their special and unique place in our nation’s historical, cultural and linguistic identity.

Finding Resources in Accessit


Here are some books that you may find useful during your studies.  Search the Bennies catalogue Accessit for more, or browse the Non-fiction collection NFS.


Muru Mittigar

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.

You Tube

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.

Welcome to the traditional country of the Burramatta clan of the Darug people. 'Burra' means eel and 'matta' means creek. Featuring a Darug welcome and smoking ceremony performed by Uncle Chris Tobin, get an insight into the cultural process and meaning of the custom.

The Darug People

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[2] and the Tharawal to the southeast in the Illawarra area.


Darug Clan names