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Cammeraygal people
aka: Cam-mer-ray-gal, Camerray-ga, Camera-gal, Cammeraa, Cam-meray, Kemmirai-gal, Gamaraigal, Cameragal, Kem:arai, Kemmaraigal and Kameraigal (referring to a group) (AIATSIS), nd (SIL)[1][2]
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The traditional lands of the Cammeraygal people were located in the Sydney Basin bioregion
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A cave known to shelter Cammeraygal people at Chatswood West
Language family: Pama–Nyungan
Language branch: Yuin–Kuric
Language group: Yora
Group dialects: Dharug (also called Eora)[2]
Bioregion: Sydney Basin
Location: Lower North Shore of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Coordinates: 33°50′S 151°12′E / 33.833°S 151.200°E / -33.833; 151.200Coordinates: 33°50′S 151°12′E / 33.833°S 151.200°E / -33.833; 151.200
Urban areas
Notable individuals

The Cammeraygal, variously spelled as Cam-mer-ray-gal, Gamaraigal, Kameraigal, Cameragal and several other variations,[1][2] were a clan of the Eora tribe of Indigenous Australians who were united by a common language, strong ties of kinship and survived as skilled hunter–fisher–gatherers in family groups or clans that inhabited the Lower North Shore of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.[3]

Traditional lands[edit]

The traditional lands of the Cammeraygal people are now contained within much of the North Sydney, Willoughby, Mosman, Manly and Warringah local government areas.[4][5][6] The Cammeraygal people lived in the area until the 1820s and are recorded as being in the northern parts of the Sydney region for approximately 5,800 years.[7]

Cammeraygal is now the name of a High School in North Sydney


The name Cammeraygal is ensigned on the North Sydney Municipal emblem. The North Sydney suburb of Cammeray and the Cammeraygal High School located in the North Sydney suburb of Crows Nest are named after the Cammeraygal people. In 1999, the North Sydney Council erected a monument in honour of the Cammeraygal tribe who were the traditional owners of the North Sydney area.[8]

Notable Cammeraygal people[edit]

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