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The Wallumettagal or Wallumedegal (derived from wallumai, meaning snapper (fish)[1]) tribe was an indigenous Aboriginal tribe that inhabited the area of Sydney today known as the RydeHunters Hill area of the Northern Suburbs. Common Aboriginal names in this part of Lower Northern Sydney also include Willandra and Jacaranda. Specifically the region is described as "North shore of the Parramatta River, including the City of Ryde, from the intersection of the Lane Cove River and west to Parramatta."[1] The Wallumedegal are listed as part of the Eora.[1]

In the earlier days of Sydney's history, even before the Ryde-Hunters Hill area was known as Kissing Point, it was known as Wallumatta, in honour of its original inhabitants.



  1. ^ a b c SLoNSW 2006, pp. 6,8.


  • "Eora: Mapping Aboriginal Sydney 1770–1850" (PDF). State Library of New South Wales. 2006. pp. 6, 8. Retrieved 17 March 2015.