About the Inner West

About the Inner West

While still a point of much contention the Inner West according to Wikipedia and Google Maps often includes these suburbs:

Abbotsford
Annandale
Ashbury
Ashfield
Balmain
Balmain East
Belfield
Birchgrove
Breakfast Point
Burwood
Burwood Heights
Cabarita
Camperdown
Campsie
Canada Bay
Canterbury
Chiswick
Concord
Concord West
Croydon
Croydon Park
Drummoyne
Dulwich Hill
Enfield
Enmore
Erskineville
Five Dock
Forest Lodge
Glebe
Haberfield
Homebush
Homebush West
Hurlstone Park
Leichhardt
Lewisham
Liberty Grove
Lilyfield
Marrickville
Mortlake
Newington
Newtown
North Strathfield
Petersham
Rhodes
Rodd Point
Rozelle
Russell Lea
St Peters
Stanmore
Strathfield
Strathfield South
Summer Hill
Sydenham
Tempe
Wareemba
Wentworth Point

Indigenous land

Prior to the arrival of the First Fleet, the Sydney region was home to the Darug people. This nation was broken up into a number of Aboriginal clans who tended to live in a certain geographic area. Each clan contained about 50 to 100 people and, to avoid genetic problems, the men would marry women from other clans. So the clans were interrelated and members from one clan would frequently travel in the territory of others, including to hunt, trade and perform ceremonies. They didn’t consider themselves owners of the land, rather custodians.

What is now the Inner West was formerly home to two clans, the Cadigal, whose land stretched along Port Jackson from South Head to Lewisham, and the Wangal, whose land was immediately to the west of the Cadigals and stretched to about Homebush Bay. Other clans that would have been regular visitors to the area would have included the Birrabirragal and Muru-ora-dial in what is now the Eastern Suburbs, the Bediagal and Kameygal from the Cooks River area to the south, the Burramattagal from the Parramatta area to the west, and the Wallumattagal, Cammeraigal and Gorualgal from the northern shores of the Parramatta River.[Wiki]