by Chifley College
Dharug is one of the names given to the Sydney language and is the name commonly used to denote the language that was spoken in inland Sydney. Information about the language/s of the Sydney region is mostly limited to historical sources because of the particularly severe disruption of the Aboriginal population of the Sydney region since 1788.
“The precious language of the Land of Sydney is stored in part in this book. It is an exceedingly valuable thing and a gift to our community. The Dharug language is currently being reclaimed by Dharug people. Richard Green is a key person in this process, and the words he has coined and/or adapted are yet to be added to the dictionary” (Chifley College, Sydney)