Indigenous History

Taronga Zoo's Indigenous History

Taronga Zoo, situated on Bradley's Head is home to the Cammeraigal people. Early reports indicate that Bradley's head, the headland Taronga Zoo is situated on, was called ‘Booragy' and was neighboured by other clans.

Tubba-gah Country mural

Lewis Burns and Nathan Peckham, two artists based in Dubbo, created this beautiful nine metre long mural located at the Zoo's koala viewing platform located within the Australian Walkabout.

Indigenous artworks at Taronga’s new Main Entry Plaza

Over the past few years we have been working on projects to better acknowledge and celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Culture and Country. Many people and organisations have been involved so far so the work of some wonderfully talented Indigenous artists can be on permanent display in Taronga’s new Main Entry Plaza.