European households outnumbering

15 European households are recorded in the Brisbane Waters district, for the first time outnumbering Koories. Fish are netted in such large quantities that they are fed to pigs. Lobsters, a favourite food for Koories are at first so plentiful that 70 can be caught each night by whites. The habitat for marsupials is cut down by timber getters while kangaroo grass is cut and carried to Sydney for fodder. The Aboriginal land-based traditional foods begin to be severely depleted in the Gosford area. 

  • Oysters, Burns Bay
  • Seafood supplemented Koori  diets  well into the twentieth century
  • View of Manly a little above the present Manly Museum and Gallery, c. 1890.