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Traditional Custodians of Illawarra Land

Local communities of Aboriginal people were the original inhabitants and Traditional Custodians of Illawarra Land. Their dialect is a variant of the Dharawal language. Before European settlement, the Aboriginal people of the region lived in small family groups with complicated social structures and close associations with specific areas. Suburb boundaries do not reflect the cultural boundaries of the local Aboriginal community. Traditional Custodians today are descendants of the original inhabitants and have ongoing spiritual and cultural ties to the Land and waterways where their ancestors lived.

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 Fernhill - Timeline

New wing to St Paul's Church of England hall at Fernhill officially blessed and opened by Most Rev. H. W. K. Mowll (Illawarra Index)
Norco Co-operative builds new butter depot at Fernhill (Illawarra Index)
Official opening of Pop Errington gates at Fernhill Sportsground on 20 March (Illawarra Index)
Mr Jack Winship builds an observatory behind his Charles Road home (Illawarra Index)
Fernhill Guides new hall officially opened by State Commissioner for Girl Guides (Illawarra Index)
1st Fernhill Scouts and Cubs' Rooms opened in Meades Avenue (Illawarra Index)
Fernhill Soccer Club celebrates 50th Anniversary (Illawarra Index)
Fernhill Soccor Club honours one of its greatest servants today when Towradgi Park is renamed Ray Robinson Field (Ill. Merc., 16/6/2001)
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