Located in Keda Circuit North Richmond NSW
Generic Plan of Management for parks and reserves in the City of Hawkesbury.
A report was presented at the Hawkesbury City Council meeting of 5 February 2008 which made several suggestions for appropriate local indigenous names to identify various rooms in the new Hawkesbury Regional Museum. Some of the suggested names such as Morunga had already been used in the naming of places within the City of Hawkesbury.
The report stated that Tench and Dawes explored the Hawkesbury Nepean region in April 1791. They undertook a subsequent excursion departing on the 24 May 1791 as the preceeding trip had not confirmed their suspicions about the Hawkesbury and Nepean being the one waterway. Dee-do-ra is mentioned as conversing with the group near Richmond Hill. He was not known to Tench however he seemed to know Gomebeeree. He accompanied the party up the river and on arrival at Richmond Hill offered the use of his canoe so the party could cross the river. Another man joined Deedora, and assisted with the crossing, his name was Mo-run-ga. Tench noted that both men were very patient and courteous to the party during the crossing and were filled with “good humour and cheerfulness”.
Morunga Park is part of the Keda Circuit subdivision which was registed in June 1977. The park was included as a requirement for the development of the area.
The name Morunga Park has not been gazetted and does not appear in the GNB listing for North Richmond.
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