Barangaroo is an area located in Central Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It is situated in the northern-western part of Sydney Central Business District as well as the southern part of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. It is located within Sydney Harbour Bridge, which is part of the Local Government Area within Sydney, which is part of the local government area in City of Sydney.
The area was utilized to hunt and fish for hunting and fishing by Indigenous Australians prior to colonial settlement. The area includes the Hungry Mile which is the name harbourside workers gave the docklands in Darling Harbour East during the Great Depression.
Barangaroo, the Cammeraygal woman
Barangaroo is named in honour of the powerful Cammeraygal chief from the Eora Nation at the time of European colonisation.
Barangaroo the woman from Cammeraygal, who gave Barangaroo is named, name, was a major influence during the time of the first European colony. Originating from the Eora language group, she was a member of the clans of Cammeraygal who lived in and around North Harbour and Manly. Strong and independent, she had her own method of dealing with early colonists.
Bennelong after being shackled and captured after his capture, became friends with colonists. The location for Sydney Opera House Sydney Opera House is named in honour of his memory.
Barangaroo was different. In 1790, during an assembly of soldiers and an assortment comprising Aborigines which included Bennelong, Barangaroo was presented to the British party and was urged to consume their food and drink and she declined.