Council acknowledges that the first people of this area are the Aboriginal people of the Cadigal clan, also known as the Eora.
The local area is rich in evidence of early Aboriginal history. There are over 70 sites including 13 midden sites, 29 rock engraving and numerous shelters, many with axe grinding grooves where stone tools were made and sharpened. Some sites are in private gardens: others are in parks and public areas, with a number along coastal walks and the harbour foreshore.
Parkland and foreshore areas have preserved much of the vegetation that provided the "kitchen gardens" used by the original inhabitants.
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