A history of Aboriginal Sydney

Karen Maber, descendant of George Gilbert revisits site of 1843 Phelps drawing of Cabrogal Tribe.
Aboriginal display, Farmers.
Mrs Milligan.
Sackville Reserve houses at Maggies Bight.
Aboriginal people welcome Gov Lady Jersey to Armidale Feb 1893 (detail). Newcastle Library.
Annual Government blanket distribution.
Saltpan Creek where Koori families lived and made artefacts to sell.
Uncle Neil Sainsbury's Paternal Grandmother.
King Tom's grave headstone, Gresford 2008.
Bidgee Bidgee by E Piper 1803, courtesy of National Library of Australia.
Merv Maynard, champion jockey.
Original artwork, Darkinjung LALC, Wyong 2013.
Bi-ra-ban, M'Gill, sketch by Alfred Agate with US Exploring Expedition 1839 in Wilkes, 1852.
Liz McEntyre, Debbie Barwick, Joy Reid, Mandurah - 2014.
Site of Blacktown Native Institution, Plumpton.
Parramatta Orphan school.
Bar Island, near the mouth of Marramarra Creek, courtesy Jill Barnes.
Beverly Ward and Val Aurisch descendants of Maria Lock.
National Parks and Wildlife Officers at Appin massacre commemoration.
Merv Bishop.
Gordon Briscoe at the site of the dormitory, Mulgoa Aboriginal Childrens Home, 2008.
Marjorie Timbery 1912-1994 plaque, The Loop, La Perouse.
Pemulwuy a resistance warrior, engraving by Sam John Neele.
Brenda Saunders.
St Matthew's cemetery.
Rock engraving on Hawkesbury sandstone by Hiram, Wilberforce c1855. RH Mathews 1896.
Appin Massacre Memorial Walk, 2013.
Redfern Church.
Buildings on Sackville Reserve c1890. Watercolour by Daphne Kingston.
Belgenny Farm Dairy, Camden.

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.