A history of Aboriginal Sydney

Dilly bag made by Pamela Young.
Auntie Fran Bodkin with Peter Read Sheena Kitchener in William Howe Park, Mt Annan with Peter Read Sheena Kitchener.
Herald Newspaper article about Narrabeen lakes camp 1950's.
Kamay at Botany Bay.
Threat to Aboriginal heritage in Hunter Valley raised in Parliament. Newcastle Herald 1981.
Julie Janson member Nothern Beaches AECG.
Dolly Brown with Sheena Kitchener, Peter Read original Gandangurra Land Council office, Liverpool.
Awabakal language revitalisation kit. Compiled by Percy Haslam and others c1983. Newcastle Library.
Awabakalin, Woman of the Lake Macquarie Tribe (Margaret) c1840. Frontispiece to Threlkeld, 1859, printed 1892.
Blacktown Native Institution site near Richmond Road and Rooty Hill Road.
Remnants of Chinese Gardens, Yarra Bay Botany Cemetery.
Queen Cora Gooseberry, wife of Bungaree.
Redfern Park.
A woman of NSW by Augustus Earle 1793-1838, courtesy of National Library of Australia.
Under the tin, Margaret Slowgrove discovers the original timber weatherboards of her childhood home, Botany.
Group of Aboriginal men, women and children at Singleton, 1909. SLNSW.
Appin Massacre Memorial Walk, 2013.
Sans Souci Ferry before Captain Cook Bridge was built.
Drawing of Koori man from south.
Site of Blacktown Native Insitution with original silo.
Herne Bay Housing - 1946.
Glenda Chalker speaks at Bents Basin festival, 2011.
Bennelong Point.
Koori dancers at Kurnell.
Book by Retta Dixon (Long).
2014 Christine Stephen Lewis Return Marramarra Creek.
Photo by Ernie MacQuinland.
Beloved members of Link Up.

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.