A history of Aboriginal Sydney

Manny Ebsworth and Jenny Ebsworth in 1980.
The Aboriginal Father: Native song of the Maneroo Tribe 2. Translated by Eliza Dunlop, Wollombi 1844. NLA.
Aboriginal display, Farmers.
Marjorie Timbery 1912-1994 plaque, The Loop, La Perouse.
Cadigal stone scrapers.
Tranby Library.
Joyce Herbert's (Dukes) mother cries at court decision, 1948.
Artefacts from Burragorang Valley courtesy of Camden Museum.
'Murrandah' Chief of Burra Burra Tribe breastplate courtesy of Camden Museum.
South Creek.
Coolamon with baby doll.
The Gully, Katoomba, 2012.
Sackville reserve, 1900's.
Link Up entrance.
National Parks and Wildlife Officer.
Uncle Neil Sainsbury Graduation as Teacher.
Goolagong Place, La Perouse Reserve.
Neville Janson, AIF, 1944.
Gymea Lily for nectar.
Joyce Herbert (Dukes) with Mother Tess 1948.
Pamela Young - NSW Parks and Wildlife Officer.
People at Appin Massacre Memorial, 2013.
Lilburndale farm.
Gordon Morton's family photos.
Dr Anita Heiss, collaborated with La Perouse children on a writing project.
Mulla Mulla Homestead, Wollombi, built 1840.
Sands Memorial.
Kungera Art poster in foyer at Mandurah Hunter Indigenous Business Chamber 2014.
Virginia Gow.
Rock engraving on Hawkesbury sandstone by Hiram, Wilberforce c1855. RH Mathews 1896.

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.