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n. pl. Dharuk or Dha·ruks
1. A member of an Aboriginal people of southeast Australia. The first Aborigines to encounter English settlers (1788), the Dharuk were culturally assimilated into the Australian population beginning in the mid-1800s.
2. The extinct Pama-Nyungan language of the Dharuk.
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Everett depicts Darug descendants in Western Sydney, who have identified as Darug within the last thirty years, trying hard to be 'Darug', by practising 'forms of "primitive" dance, engaging in certain kinds of ceremonies and speaking a version of what is claimed to be the Darug language' (2009:54).
The book is illustrated with b&w and color photos and historical illustrations, and includes a glossary of Eora, Darug, Dharawal, and Gandangara words.
The insistence on Darug as a tribal identifier in Sydney, for instance, which has had the support of academics like James Kohen, presents no difficulty so long as origins are understood.
did not know much about the Darug landscape and way of living'.
Welcome is about Darug country, not puttin' our name to that rubbish.
Unlike the federal court that uses native title to distinguish between traditional Aboriginal owners and Aboriginal people who have different kinds of rights to land (Merlan 2006:86), people who invite Darug to give welcome ceremonies and the general public seem to have a very different idea.
1988 On Darug land : An Aboriginal perspective, Greater Western Education Centre Ltd, St Marys, NSW (Social History of Western Sydney Kit).
Sydney: Darug Link in association in Blacktown and District Historical Society.
She says (2009:58) 'welcome to country ceremonies are Darug land claims'.
That these events happened two months after smallpox appeared in the harbour suggests very strongly that the Darug and Darginung (75) speaking people of the inland may have been just then beginning to suffer from smallpox, and that it originated around Sydney Cove rather than to the north or north-west.
This is traditional Darug country lying within the Blue Mountains National Park and Grose Wilderness.