Aboriginal history[ edit ] Newcastle and the lower Hunter Region were traditionally occupied by the Awabakal and Worimi Aboriginal People,  who called the area Malubimba. His discovery of the area was largely accidental; as he had been sent in search of a number of convicts who had seized a locally-built vessel called Cumberland as she was sailing from Sydney Cove. Shortland entered what he later described as "a very fine river", which he named after New South Wales' Governor John Hunter. Over the next two years, coal mined from the area was the New South Wales colony's first export.
New South Wales Births
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Prehistory of Australia The prior inhabitants of New South Wales were the Aboriginal tribes who arrived in Australia about 40, to 60, years ago. Before European settlement there were an estimated , Aboriginal people in the region. In his original journal s covering the survey, in triplicate to satisfy Admiralty Orders, Cook first named the land "New Wales", named after Wales. However, in the copy held by the Admiralty, he "revised the wording" to "New South Wales". Macquarie's legacy is still evident today.
New South Wales
Discover more about these records The New South Wales Births is a comprehensive index to the birth certificates from two distinct separate sets of records: Although New South Wales is the oldest Australian state, it was not the earliest to establish civil registration. While the Registry holds transcriptions of these early records — today at State Archives NSW — many of them contain poor spelling and inaccuracies.