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Near Penrith, a far western suburb of Sydney, numerous Aboriginal stone tools were found in Cranebrook Terraces gravel sediments having dates of 45,000 to 50,000 years BP.This would mean that there was human settlement in Sydney earlier than thought.As we set out into the harbour, we looked back to see the high-rise towers and the huge steel arch bridge that today define the city and tried to imagine how it might have been before.“The history of this place doesn’t begin with the arrival of Cook,” said Shane. Although the Aborigines are famous for their rock art, the fact that nothing was recorded in writing means that the history lesson was a bit brief.Evidence of the first inhabitants is found in fire- charred caves, stencilled hands painted on stone, engravings of animals and weapons on rocks and middens of whitened seashells from ancient meals.Smallpox and land acquisition by colonists decimated the Cammeraygals.The modern history of the city began with the arrival of a First Fleet of British ships in 1788 and the foundation of a penal colony by Great Britain.From 1788 to 1900 Sydney was the capital of the British colony of New South Wales. In 1900, Sydney became a state capital, when New South Wales voted to join the Australian Federation.
“Aboriginal peoples matched up their stone arrangements with the alignment of the stars, using these as a signal to move to different areas or to know whether there was an abundance of certain kinds of food or plants in the region,” said Poll.This fabulous building is the quintessential symbol of modern Sydney, but it also hints at a past when Shane’s ancestors used to fish around here with simple hooks and vines and discard the shells on the peninsula of land today known as Bennelong Point.Those shells in turn were used by the early settlers to make lime for mortar for some of the first buildings to line these shores.In 1790 Governor Phillip noted: ‘ About the north-west part of this harbour there is a tribe which is mentioned as being very powerful.This district is called Cammerra, the head of the tribe is named Cammerragal.