A history of Aboriginal Sydney

St Clair Mission, Western Sydney.
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Dance Academy with Carol Johnson.
Formal gathering, Australian Aborigines Mission - 1890s.
Sharyn Hall and Merle Williams at the Gully, Katoomba.
Bush foods.
Chris Toban, Darug man at Darug Blacktown Smoking Ceremony, 2010.
Margaret Slowgrove with family outside home, Botany 1952.
Darug woman.
Madden family members.
Uncle Neil Sainsbury's Father.
Teacher, Sharon Simms at La Perouse school.
Mr and Mrs Rowley of La Perouse.
Deborah Mailman.
Tracey Howie.
Endangered Woodland of Cumberland Plain, Western Sydney.
Merv Maynard, champion jockey.
Koori families outside church in Singleton AIM Collection.
Bidgee Bidgee, courtesy of National Library of Australia.
Tranby students.
A young Merv Maynard, son of activist, Fred Maynard.
Sign for Aboriginal Medical Service, Western Sydney.
Boomerang thrower from La perouse - 1971.
Bamboo Kain Birabahn of Newcastle Tribe, sketch by Alfred Agate of US Exploring Expedition 1839.Naval Historical Centre USA.
Banksia cone for fuel.
John Maynard, grandson of activist Fred Maynard.
Photo by Ernie MacQuinland.
Aborigines Evidence Bill 1844. Courtesy Carl Hoipo, Wollombi Historical Society.
Tharawal Gundungurra, Settlement Conflict, courtesy of Camden Museum.
Parramatta River.
Parramatta Church, site of blanket distribution.

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.