Parramatta Eels 2021 Indigenous Jersey
Running through the main part of the jersey are 2 rivers, the Parramatta and Georges River. Paying respect to the Darug people is Parramatta River which was used by the Burramattagal People, who are a clan of the Darug, not only as a food source but a place of gathering for many clans.
The Georges River pays respect to a great Aboriginal Worrier, Pemulwuy who was born around 1750 north of the Georges River. Pemulwuy is a Darug word meaning earth/clay. He was well respected as a ‘clever man’ who fought for his people and his land.
In 1797 Pemulwuy led a raid of approximately 100 Aboriginal Warriors on Toongabbie government farm. This battle is known as “the battle of Parramatta”. During this battle Pemulwuy was shot 7 times and as a sign of respect the settlers took him to hospital for treatment. The yellow dots represent these warriors and their great fight against settlers for their land.