A history of Aboriginal Sydney

Aboriginal display, Farmers.
Fragments of plates and bottles from site of Sackville Reach Aboriginal Reserve.
Government House, Parramatta.
Joyce Herbert (Dukes) in Hiding 1948.
Lillian Crombie.
La Perouse.
Molly Keenan's house in the Gully, Katoomba, still stands.
Baskets and mats woven by Pam Young.
William Cox.
Children dancing at Bents Basin, Gulguer, 2011.
Yarra Bay House, La Perouse.
Willy wagtail, Camden.
Drawing of Sans Souci Public School, 1898.
Gate house in Parramatta Park.
Actors in Gungies.
1827-1840 Returns Of Aboriginal people: Brisbane Water District 1827-1840. Blair 2003, cover.
Abandoned farm clearings, Marramarra Creek.
Appin Massacre Memorial Speeches, 2013.
Return of Aboriginal people, Brisbane Water District 1835. Blair, 2003, 125.
Earliest settlement, Parramatta.
Rock engraving on Hawkesbury sandstone by Hiram, Wilberforce c1855. RH Mathews 1896.
Cootamundra Girls Home.
Edna and Evelyn in the Blue Mountains, from the family of Gordon Morton.
Dr H C Nugget Coombes.
Youth Connections, Kariong. Original artwork by Aboriginal youth attending cultural training 2014.
The Barn Mosman, where Tarpot lived in a cave.
Smoking Ceremony.
Mary Cooper King and David King.
Peter Read and Aunty Robyn Williams.

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.