Topics: Families and children: North Coastal

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1929 - view

A number of young women from the Cootamundra Aboriginal Girls Training Home are working for very little pay as domestic servants.

1978 - view

Julie Hendicott, an Indigenous woman from Stradbroke Island, arrives on Northern Beaches and goes on to work as an Aged Care Professional Case Manager.

1980s - view

Lois Birk is employed at the Royal Far West Children’s Home as Aboriginal Co-Ordinator. She then moves to Fisher Road Special School.

1980s - view

Susan Moylan-Coombs works with Manly Council from the Community Office on Social Plan for Indigenous people in Northern Beaches.

1986 - view

A burial is discovered at Avalon Angophora reserve rock shelter site 1 km from coast in Avalon. Remains include a fully articulated woman’s skeleton and her 6 month old baby skeleton in her arms. The woman has a gypsum cap (clay) on her head used for mourning the dead. Two children are also buried in the rock shelter. The skeletons are ritually reburied in 1986 by Aboriginal Site Officers to acknowledge traditional respect for not disturbing the dead.

1990 - view

A Land Rights claim initiated by Susan Moylan-Coombs is made over land with Koori rock engravings at Wahroonga between the F3 motorway and Curtin Ave.

1991 - view

Gillian Moody, an Aboriginal film maker, graduates from Barrenjoey High School, having grown up with her adopted family in Avalon. She works with the Indigenous Branch of Screen Australia.

2000 - view

Birth of children Kyle and Tyler to Tracey Howie (descendant of Bungaree and Matora) and Warren Howie, on the Central Coast.