A history of Aboriginal Sydney

Erambie Reserve - 1937.
Dianne O'Brien, Mingaletta.
Narrabeen Lagoon, where Koori people lived up to 1950's now Sydney Academy of Sport.
Snake man sign.
Possum Skin Cloak collected from Lake Macquarie by US Exploring Expedition 1839. Smithsonian Institution.
Silcrete stone tool maufacturing site, Western Sydney.
Singleton shire study of Aboriginal sites. Newcastle Herald 28 Feb 1990.
The Governor attempting to return to his boat after spearing by William Bradley.
Community at Smoking Ceremony.
Artefacts from Burragorang Valley courtesy of Camden Museum.
Dolly Brown with daughter Sheena Kitchener original Gandangara Land Council office, Liverpool.
Percy Haslam at Baime shelter, Milbrodale near Broke 1970.
Descendents of Robert and Maria Lock.
NSW Parks and Wildlife Officer and daughter at Smoking Ceremony.
Mary Anne Lewis.
Windsor Court House.
Seafood supplemented Koori diets well into the twentieth century.
Government House, Parramatta.
Dialect: Threlkeld c1827, Imperative sentences.
Manly Beach, Port Jackson, Courtesy Manly Museum and Gallery.
Cockatoo Island, Mary-Anne Bugg.
Yeri Barber.
Family of Margaret Slowgrove drilled hole in road to allow cricket stump for practice in Underwood St, Botany approx 1950.
Queen Gooseberry, courtesy of the National Library of Australia.
Sans Souci Primary School interior, 2013.
Daryl Thorne and Julie Janson in the 1980's.
Tea and flour were basic Guringai commodities by 1840.
Sonia Sharpe, Aboriginal Community Liaison Officer President of Cessnock AECG.
Ms Kate Rogers.
Sydney identity of the 1800s, 'Broken Bay Jemmy', courtesy of Mitchell Library.

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.



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