A history of Aboriginal Sydney

View from hill over vineyards, Belgenny Farm, Camden.
Colin Lock points to Gully residents homes.
Clair Jackson, Northern beaches AECG member.
Gadigal reproduction.
Field of Mars map.
Pat Parnell, Tranby Cook.
Shell art shoes and plate.
Herald Newspaper article about Narrabeen lakes camp 1950's.
Timbery - a sketch.
'Boin (Bowen) drawn by Mikhailov, 1820, courtesy AIATSIS.
La Perouse housing, 1973.
Sir Joseph Banks Hotel.
Site of Colebee grant on Richmond Road Plumpton.
Nouvelle Hollande sauvages des environs de la riviere Nepean, 1822.
Auntie Glenda Chalker at Belgenny Farm, Camden.
Artwork by Leanne Tobin, Darug Artist, The Native Institute Exhibition 2013, Blacktown.
Radio Gadigal.
Art by Bronwyn Bancroft.
Aboriginal Girls Home, Singleton c1906. Detail. SLNSW.
Robyn Caughlan, Darug Artist, The Native Institute Exhibition 2013, Blacktown.
Anderson Park, once a popular camping site.
Tizzana workers at Sackville Reach.
Darug descendants.
Anderson Park, Neutral Bay, once the site of a ceremonial ground.
Sans Souci Olympic Swimming Pool with site of old Sans Souci Baths in foreground.
Lois Birk.
Alfie Everingham, son of Mildred Saunders (Budha), Epraim Everingham and his wife Martha (Madha).
Diane O'Brien.

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.