A history of Aboriginal Sydney

Gully culture camp, 2010.
La Perouse public school - 1960s.
United Aborigines Mission - La Perouse.
Chris Tobin performs Darug Smoking Ceremony.
Mal Cochrane.
Herald Newspaper article about Narrabeen lakes camp 1950's.
Les Elvin - Frog Story 2013.
Freemans Reach, west Darug archeaological site.
Death of Alec Russell of Karuah, one of first AIM Native Missionaries, 1951. Our AIM, Vol 45, Oct 1951.
Darlington School.
RH Mathews c1909.
Chifley College has proud Indigenous history.
Rock shelter.
Brick found in the Gully, Katoomba.
Remants of original wharf, La Perouse.
Western suburbs Meatworks, employees in early days.
Koori performers at the Opening of Sydney Harbour Bridge - 1932.
Aboriginal Housing Company workers.
Jules Lejeune's sketch of Bungaree in boat and other members of his family.
Gay Marheine Darug, Darug Tribal Aboriginal Corporation researcher.
Bi-ra-ban, M'Gill, sketch by Alfred Agate with US Exploring Expedition 1839 in Wilkes, 1852.
Link Up entrance.
Peter Read and John Westbury at Link Up, Lawson.
Bowen Bungaree.
Hunter Expressway proposed Aboriginal place names - 2014.
Cart used to transport goods to Gully.
Joyce Herbert (Dukes) in Hiding 1948.
Matora and Gouroungan drawn by Mikhailov, 1820, courtesy AIATSIS.

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.