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Marrangaroo *

Is the locality name and suburb of Lithgow City Council. According to Danny Whitty, an Aboriginal descendent of the Wywandy tribe, Marrangaroo is a combination of two words, one for Emu and one for Kangaroo. Ref: Personal correspondence, Danny Whitty to Michael Keats, November 2009. Wendy Lewis, legally recognised as a traditional owner of Wiradyuri lands, in her correspondence of 8th April 2010 records, Marrangaroo as an Aboriginal word meaning good magpie. However according to Helen Riley, Wiradjuri Elder and Sharon Riley, Wiradjuri representative, the aboriginal name means, Little Black Ant. Ref: Oral history 3rd May 2016.

  • Lithgow
Grid Reference:
  • 316 963
Related Names:
  • GOS1.08: Moffitts Trail to Tarpeian Rock via Rowans Hole
  • GOS2.21: The cliffs of Koopartoo
  • GOS7.01: Mount Walker and Coxs River
  • GOS7.02: Marrangaroo Ridge
  • GOS7.03: Ferbrook Ridge
  • GOS7.07: Clerestory Spurs No. 8 to No. 12
  • GOS7.09: Ridges north of the Australian Defence Area Boundary
  • GOS7.12: Lost City and more
  • GOS7.21: State Mine Gully and Hassans Walls

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