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Aboriginal Nation of Eora

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The Eora /jʊərɑː/[stress?] (Yura) are an Aboriginal Australian people of New South Wales. Eora is the name given by the earliest settlers to a group of Aboriginal people belonging to the clans along the coastal area of what is now known as the Sydney basin, in New South Wales, Australia. Contact with the first white settlement's bridgehead into Australia quickly devastated much of the population through epidemics of smallpox and other diseases. Their descendants live on, though their languages, social system, way of life and traditions are mostly lost.

Radiocarbon dating suggests human activity occurred in and around Sydney for at least 30,000 years, in the Upper Paleolithic period. However, numerous Aboriginal stone tools found in Sydney's far western suburbs gravel sediments were dated to be from 45,000 to 50,000 years BP, which would mean that humans could have been in the region earlier than thought. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eora

The Koori Mail of 20 November 1991 has an Historical Feature article titled "Eora people meet European invasion". This is on page 22 of edition 14 of https://aiatsis.gov.au/collections/collections-online/digitised-collections/koori-mail/koori-mail-issues.

Eora: Mapping Aboriginal Sydney 1770–1850 was presented at the State Library of New South Wales from 5 June to 13 August 2006. https://www2.sl.nsw.gov.au/archive/events/exhibitions/2006/eora/docs/eora-guide.pdf

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