A long, breathtaking history
When you think of Australia, you have to think of its beautiful beach sceneries and one of them is Tamarama. The Tamarama beach is located in between Bronte and Bondi beach. This beach has a long, breathtaking history and we’re going to tell you all about it.
The History of Tamarama
This first written clue about Tamarama appeared in the 1830s. In fact, that’s when the military recorded in on a map. They have labelled it as “Gamma Gamma,” which was an indigenous word. The meaning of this in the language of Indigenous is “storm.” The beach boasted with rocky shelters along its coastline, which made it perfect for living. And there was plenty of food and water there, too. So, it’s not surprising to know that before the European settlement, there is evidence of Indigenous occupation of Tamarama.
There was fresh water coming from the natural stream in Tamarama Gully, which is just behind the beach. In addition to that, the ocean was there to provide plenty of fresh seafood, too. (Sydney has an array of sights to see, both natural and manmade
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All the Names of Tamarama
The land of today’s Tamarama Park was given to J.R. Hatfield in 1839 as “Gamma Gamma.” And, the locals started calling the area of Gamma Gamma the Dixon’s Bay after a landowner living nearby, Dr. Dixon. Then, in the early 1870s, the locals changed the name again. They have started calling it the Fairlight Glen, after an early house called Fairlight. Afterwards, they changed the name to Fletcher’s Glen, by David Fletcher, who was the owner of the beach’s 10-acre frontage.
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