The Eora are a tribe of Aborigines who lived in the Bay of Sydney. The word comes from the Eora Aboriginal language of the Eora, meaning " here " or "this place".


When the British in January 1788 for the first time came to Sydney, used the living on this bay Aborigines that word to describe their origins. The British took over this word, and today it is sometimes used to refer to the center of Sydney. The indigenous people who lived in the center of Sydney, were the Cadigal, a tribe of Aborigines who speaks the language of the Eora. Your country ranged from Port Jackson to southern Petersham. The British called the Aboriginal Eora either - or Cadigal People -People. The Cadigal lived in the southwest of Balmain Peninsula, the people of the Wanegal in the northwest and the Cammeraygal on the north shore of Sydney. Some words of Aboriginessprache the Eora are still used today, such as Dingo, Woomera, wallaby, wombat, Waratah and Boobook.

The trunks of the Eora, Dharawal and Darug subsisted on the fruits of the sea and lived with their canoes in the bays and harbors. As the first British fleet arrived in 1300 with convicts, guards and colonizers in Sydney, was the root of the Eora of about 1500 people. Diseases such as smallpox and viral diseases and the decline of nature with the result of food shortages decimated the tribe of the Eora. He was virtually extinct in the 19th century. The language of the Eora could be reconstructed by notes of the colonists, although it is not spoken for more than one hundred years.


One of the most famous historical Aborigine Bennelong was the Eora - folk, who mediated in the early days of colonization between the British colony and the Eora -People. He lived in a brick hut that stood on the spot where now stands the Sydney Opera House; the place is now called Bennelong Point. In 1792 he traveled to England, where he was British King George III. met on 24 May 1793 and remained until 1795.