Pemulwuy


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Area Profile
The population of Pemulwuy in 2001 was 627 people. By 2006 the population was 981 showing a population growth of 56% in the area during that period.
The predominant age group in Pemulwuy is 30-39 years.
Households in Pemulwuy are primarily couples with children and are likely to be repaying between $1,000 & $1,200 per month on mortgage repayments.
In general, people in Pemulwuy work in a non-specific occupation.
In 2001, 76% of the homes in Pemulwuy were owner-occupied compared with 79% in 2006.

History

Holroyd's newest suburb is called Pemulwuy, in honour of the Aboriginal resistance leader of the Darug people.
Pemulwuy fought the settlers from the time of landing to 1803 and was highly regarded by Governor King who described him as "an active and daring leader". He was beheaded in 1804, was beheaded and his body is reputed to be buried at Rooty Hill. His head was sent to the famous botanist, Sir Joseph Banks in England.
Pemulwuy is represented in stylised form as a black crow, his personal totem.
Fifty percent of streets and roads in the suburb are named in the Darug language, one of them is called "Butu Wargon" the Darug word for "black crow".
Reconciliation Drive is named in honour of the Reconciliation Conference of 1805.