Who are the traditional owners of Canberra? I suppose it is the elephant in the room that everyone ignores. In a nutshell, as far as I can work out, the Ngunnawal are the acknowledged owners based on Tindal's language group mapping. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_Tindale But two other groups dispute this.
The Ngambri from here http://ngambri.org/statement.php
and the Ngarigu of the Monaro. http://www.ngarigu.com.au/
Recent FOI has discovered a recent in-confidence report by Anthropologist Dr. Natalie Kwok that failed to resolve the issue… Canberra Times article.
Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer (NSW : 1915 - 1927), Friday 21 March 1919