A history of Aboriginal Sydney

Group of Aboriginal men, women and children at Singleton, 1909. SLNSW.
Children in camp near golf course - La Perouse.
Frederick Ward (alias Captain Thunderbolt) c1865.
Appin Massacre Memorial 2012.
Bark Canoes.
King Bungaree, Chief of the Broken Bay Tribe died 1832 by William Henry Fernyhough, c1836 SLNSW.
Barenjoey Peninsula.
John Westbury case worker Link Up.
Tea and flour were basic Guringai commodities by 1840.
The Aboriginal Father: Native song of the Maneroo Tribe 2. Translated by Eliza Dunlop, Wollombi 1844. NLA.
1880s Grose River.
Wilberforce land set aside for Aboriginal people.
Berries of the Moreton Bay Fig tree are eaten by Koories.
Jemmy, Newcastle Tribe by William Henry Fernyhough c1836 SLNSW.
Murray's Run rock paintings. Newcastle Library.
The workshop at The Glen, Chittaway Point, 2013.
Welcome to Country by Uncle Les Elvin at Mandurah HIBC 2014.
St John's Parrmatta where blankets were distributed.
Farmer Hawkesbury River 1890's.
Brick found in the Gully, Katoomba.
Memorial garden, St John of God Hospital.
Corella at Parramatta.
Photo by Ernie MacQuinland.
Shell midden, southern side of Sydney.
Aboriginal community smoking ceremony - Western Sydney.
Reverend Henry Stiles, Master of Orphan School, 1830.
Looking at Towra Point across Georges River running into Botany Bay, Sans Souci.
Saltpan Creek, Koories lived there until the Depression.
Mal Cochran and Caroline Glass Pattison AECG.

The History of Aboriginal Sydney (HoAS) site is the output of a five year project (2009-2013) supported by the Australian Research Council and the Department of History at the University of Sydney. It was first published published by the University of Sydney between 2010 and 2013, and was hosted by ATSIDA at University of Technology Sydney until 2017. The initial web architect was Dr Suzana Sukovic at the University of Technology Sydney, via the Digital Resources section of the University of Technology Sydney's Library. HOAS is now hosted by the Digital Humanities Research Group at Western Sydney University. HoAS is intended as a means to repatriate histories to the first peoples of Sydney. The site is also intended as an information resource for use in schools and higher education institutuions by Aboriginal families and organisations, and by non-Indigenous people of sydney who wish to learn more about the lives, histories and achievements of Australia's first peoples. To browse through a collection, please touch-tap / click on a tree branch to enter the site.



Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are warned that this site may contain images and voices of deceased persons, which may cause distress.