A history of Aboriginal Sydney

Frederick Ward (alias Captain Thunderbolt) c1865.
Dame Mary Gilmore and children.
Dancing at Appin Massacre Memorial.
Yvonne Bartle, Darug and Gurangai descendant.
John Farrell, friend of Bowen at Pittwater.
Uncle Neil Sainsbury's parent on their Wedding Day (2).
Dialect: Threlkeld c1827, Interrogative sentences.
Punch, Wife of Cullabaa, Broken Bay Tribe by William Henry Fernyhough, c1836 SLNSW.
R.H. Mathews publishes Darkinung Language 1903, p281 Vocabulary Word List.
Darug basket from Sackville Reserve.
'Murrandah' Chief of Burra Burra Tribe breastplate courtesy of Camden Museum.
Thomas Children, removed by Benevolent Society,1876.
Redfern Church.
Smoking Ceremony at Appin Massacre Memorial, 2013.
Belgenny Farm Welcome sign, Camden.
Debunte Ball, Dawn Magazine.
Dianne O'Brien, Mingaletta.
Mal Cochran and Caroline Glass Pattison AECG.
Overnight camp, Pymble, looking towards Chatswood.
Dixi Link Gordon.
Dulcie Flower.
Biddy Giles and Jimmy Lowndes, Georges River Tribe - 1880 - courtesy of the National Library of Australia.
Sydney Cove Port Jackson 1788 by William Bradley.
Dialect: Threlkeld c1827, Pronouns p4.
Dialect: Threlkeld c1827, Imperative sentences p21.
The Parramatta Native Institution.
Belgenny Farm, original workers cottage, Camden.
Budbury, Tharawal leader as displayed at Camden Museum.
Auntie Val Aurisch and Colin Lock.
Belgenny Cottage, Belgenny Farm, 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.



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