A history of Aboriginal Sydney

Koori Weapons.
Rations for Sackville reserve.
Smoking Ceremony.
Arthur Phillip, first Governor of NSW.
Program for Eel dreaming.
Dr Anita Heiss, collaborated with La Perouse children on a writing project.
William Howe Park sign, Mt Annan.
Robyn Caughlan, Darug Artist, The Native Institute Exhibition 2013, Blacktown.
Geebung fruit flowers near Sackville Reserve.
Tea and sugar supplemented bush foods.
Bomalli Exhibition, Mardi Gras.
'Murrandah' Chief of Burra Burra Tribe breastplate courtesy of Camden Museum.
Australian Aboriginal Progressive Association (AAPA) logo, 1924.
Burnum Burnum, in skins.
Narrabeen Lagoon.
Aboriginal people welcome Gov Lady Jersey to Armidale Feb 1893 (detail). Newcastle Library.
One Night the Moon.
Bidgee Bidgee by E Piper 1803, courtesy of National Library of Australia.
Peter Read with Darug book.
Sackville Reach.
Steep country, the 'big hill', Pymble.
David Watts, Manager ,Aboriginal Heritage Office and Cultural Centre.
Duck Creek and Parramatta River junction.
Awabakalin, Woman of the Lake Macquarie Tribe (Margaret) c1840. Frontispiece to Threlkeld, 1859, printed 1892.
Joseph Curruthers, NSW Premier 1904-1907.
A young Merv Maynard, son of activist, Fred Maynard.
Warrawelong (Mt Sugarloaf) grinding grooves - 2008.
Kinchela Boys Home.
John Henry and Maude Simms at La Perouse -1920's.

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.