Aboriginal Community

NSASP LaunchManly area was the traditional homeland of the Aboriginal people from the Guringai language group.

The Indigenous population in Manly is relatively low. In 2006 ABS Census, the number of persons of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent usually resident in Manly Council was 96. As this number is too small to profile in detail, Manly Council has been combined with ten local government areas to form the Northern Sydney Region Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Profile (2006 profile).

Download additional text analysis of the Northern Sydney Region Indigenous profile.

Aboriginal heritage

Before the European settlement, the Manly area was the traditional homeland of the Aboriginal people from the Guringai language group with many Aboriginal sites recorded including middens, rock carvings, and open camp sites. 

Aboriginal Services Directory

The Aboriginal Services Directory provides comprehensive information on services available to the Aboriginal community living and working in the Northern Sydney Region. Download the Directory here.

Aboriginal Heritage Office

Manly Council in one of eight councils supporting the Aboriginal Heritage Office (AHO), which carries out research and ensures the conservation of over 1000 sites of Aboriginal culture and heritage across the North Shore.
The AHO employs an Aboriginal Heritage Manager to oversee the monitoring and maintenance of Aboriginal sites. The Aboriginal Heritage office also plays an important role in education and awareness of the significant Aboriginal cultural heritage in the Northern Sydney area.

For further information visit the Aboriginal Heritage Office website.