Barangaroo was a powerful Cammeraygal leader of the Eora Nation at the time of European colonisation. The first known written account of Barangaroo in 1790 described her as being in her early 40s, worldly, wise and freer of spirit than the settlers expected of a woman. Barangaroo was a strong lady who stood up for her people and for what was right. She was a strong independent woman who lived a sustainable, traditional way of life, even with the colonisation of the European settlers. In her life, Barangaroo was the embodiment of the Marist spiritual characteristics of simplicity and presence. Similarly to Mary, who was Jesus’ first disciple, Barangaroo advocated for the Indigenous peoples’ way of life until her death.