Koori people from Burragorang continue to move away from the Valley mainly because of a loss of their traditional sources of employment following the break up of the big properties that have provided employment to Koori stockmen, shearers, cooks, and maids as well as seasonal work in harvesting crops. They also know by the mid 1930s that the Burragorang Dam is eventually to be flooded. This takes place in 1957. J. Smith, ‘Gundungurra Country’, PhD thesis, 2008, p. 439.

People from the reserves in Burragorang Valley are moving to the Blue Mountains. The Megalong, Kanimbla and Harkey Valleys are all part of the traditional Homelands of the Gandangara people and linked by ancient pathways. These valleys have been regularly visited as part of the annual migration route between the summer camps of the Burragorang-Camden area and the winter camps around the headwaters of the Cox’s River. Johnson, Sacred Waters, p. 48


Hugh Anderson dies.


The Aborigines Protection Board agrees to Lands Department pressure and revokes the farm reserve at St Josephs. The Church moves in to regain the land soon after and the farming community is dispersed. Goodall, Invasion to Embassy, pp. 145-146. Albert Shepherd’s family move to La Perouse. Smith, ‘Gundungurra Country’, PhD thesis


At the Menangle “Mt Pleasant” estate, Mrs Jane Taber dies. “Extended kindness to dwindling aboriginals were a frequent occurrence.” (Trove: Windsor and Richmond Gazette (NSW: 1888-1954).


Auntie Sharyn Halls tells historian Jim Smith that her father, Glen McNally (1916-1994) used to travel to Jenolan Caves and used the cave water to treat skin conditions. Smith, ‘Gundungurra Country’, PhD thesis, p. 86