Friday, December 19, 2008
Mount Annan Botanic Garden. Dharawal people. Native plant garden. Place of peace between peoples
The indigenous aboriginal people or the first Australians called Mount Annan "Yandel’ora". The land belonged the indigenous Dharawal people. The highest point in the vicinity (290 m) was used as a meeting place for the indigenous peoples for a ‘once in a generation’ law-making corroboree. The name means ‘place of peace between peoples’. Today Mount Annan which covers 416 hectares, is one of the largest botanic gardens in the southern hemisphere. Mount Annan is a native plant garden and it hosts 4000 species of Australian native flora.