A history of Aboriginal Sydney

Stone artefacts from rock shelter Wiradjuri country.
Mickie, Lake Macquarie Newcastle Tribe by William Henry Fernyhough, c1836 SLNSW.
Irene Cooley, Evonne Cawley (Goolagong) Marilyn Russell, Anne Timbery and Margie Dixon - 1988.
Sonia Sharpe, Aboriginal Community Liaison Officer President of Cessnock AECG.
Hawkesbury Aboriginal Cricketers, Sackville Reserve. Sidney, Charlie Dick Everingham c1912.
Colebee grant site on Richmond Road Colebee grant.
Round-leaved Mintbush used as infusion for relief of headache colds.
Bidgee Bidgee by E Piper 1803, courtesy of National Library of Australia.
Frederick Ward (alias Captain Thunderbolt) c1865.
Marsfield, Lane Cover River.
Site of original Dance hall, Midway Shops, Liverpool.
Nouvelle Hollande Port Jackson, ceremonie de l'enternment.
Auntie Fran Bodkin with Peter Read Sheena Kitchener in William Howe Park, Mt Annan with Peter Read Sheena Kitchener.
Gordon Morton's family photos.
Pigface eaten by children along the waterways of Botany Bay.
Unknown Darug couple.
Chris Toban, Darug man at Darug Blacktown Smoking Ceremony, 2010.
Elizabeth Lock married Jerome Lock.
Dolly Brown with Sheena Kitchener, Peter Read original Gandangurra Land Council office, Liverpool.
Cootamundra Girls Home.
Tracey Howie.
Tranby students.
Life skills training at The Glen, Chittaway Point near Tuggerah Lake.
The Lower Hawkesbury Region showing Marramarra Creek, Holland 1998, p1.
Dialect: Threlkeld c1827, Pronouns p4.
Mike Green, Bahtabah Local Aboriginal Land Council 2008.
Joy Reid, Liz Merle McEntyre, Jill Barnes, Debbie Barwick, Mandurah Hunter Indigenous Business Chamber - 2014.
Looking from Tribal Warrior.
Dialect: Threlkeld c1827, Interrogative sentences.

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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