The Archaeology of Thompson Square, Windsor NSW
The test and salvage excavations undertaken as part of the Windsor Bridge Replacement Project between 2016-2019 revealed over 30,000 artefacts, now located in the Hawkesbury Museum. They illustrate the rich and diverse history and heritage of the area.
With a human history stretching back over 27,000 years, Thompson Square provides an amazing narrative of people, nature and events. Seen from various perspectives, Thompson Square’s legacy is one to both engage with, and learn from.
Delve into the wonderful collection of items revealed in and around Thompson Square during archaeological excavations. From coins to clay pipes, stone tools and Aboriginal relics dating back over 33,000 years to everyday items of the colonial period, start the journey.
Welcome to Country
TIATI MURRA DARUGA PEMEL
KOI MURRA YA PEMEL NGALARINGI BUBBUNA
BAN NYE YEMNA WURRA NANG
NYE DICE GAI DYI YA NANGAMI DYARRALANG
DARUGA NGALARINGI TIATI NGALARINGI NANGAMI GAI
GU YA WILLY ANGARA GU-NU-GAL DA GU-NU-GAL
DA LA-LOEY MOOGOO COT-BALLIE NANGAMI
DICE LA-LOEY GNIA TARIMI GU-NU-GAL
TIATI NGALARINGI YA DARUGA EORAH
MITTIGAR GURRUNG BURRUK GNEENE DA DARUGA PEMEL
This is Darug land
It is the land of our ancestors
Their spirits still walk among us
Spirits that have been here since the dreaming
Darug language has been passed down from generation to generation
To continue an unbroken culture
That has extended for thousands of years
In the language of the Darug people
We welcome you to Darug land