By 1788, Gadigal land management had shaped today’s Darlinghurst into an orderly woodland of Scribbly Gum, Red Bloodwoods and Sydney Red Gums. The cool fires they set in winter and spring regenerated native plants and cleared scrub growth. Kangaroos, wallabies and birds in these woodlands supplemented the mainstay of the Gadigal diet, which was seafood sourced from the nearby coastal bays. While First Nations peoples and culture did not disappear in 1788, it was the start of their dispossession. From the 1790s, this area was converted to European-style farming, disrupting Gadigal access to resources and practices of caring for country.