Archive - September 20, 2012

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At the rock pool by Mona Vale’s Bongin Bongin Bay

At the rock pool by Mona Vale’s Bongin Bongin Bay

Mona Vale on Sydney’s northern beaches was originally known as Bongin Bongin, says John Ogden in his book Saltwater People of the Broken Bays. It was renamed in 1858 after the first farm in the area called ‘Mona’, which means ‘high born’. Ogden suggests the owner of the farm, Scotsman Robert Campbell may have named[…]

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