The name derived from an Aboriginal healer (Yal-lah-Mein-Di) who operated on one of Governor Phillip’s guides who was suffering pain.
Yarramundi is situated on the western side of the Hawkesbury River opposite Agnes Banks and so, is just outside the City of Penrith boundary. Governor Phillip was exploring the Nepean/Hawkesbury River near the present Yarramundi, after receiving the report of Captain Watkin Tench who had discovered the Nepean, near Penrith, in June 1789.
A newspaper report in 1879 described Yarramundi as a village with about 200 people scattered around the nearby district.
A scattered settlement about 4km WSW of Richmond, bounded on the N by Grose River, the E by Nepean River and the SW by the City of the Blue Mountains. Boundaries within the Hawkesbury Council area shown on map GNB 3716.
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