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West - view

When Mulgoa was closed

South Coastal - view

supported them as they tried to make a living by supplying them with native foods

West - view

Uncle Neil Sainsbury recalls that his paternal grandparents were also removed from the slums of Redfern

Central - view

Inspired by Uncle Charles Perkins when the freedom riders came through Walgett

West - view

Blue Mountains City Council recognised her contribution by naming the Auntie Joan Cooper Bridge after her.

Central - view

establishing the Aboriginal Education Consultative Group (AECG)

South Coastal - view

When they started the land council the ethos was, as stated by Kevin Cook , not about ownership, but being custodians and protecting the land and sites

West - view

During a recent press release Blacktown Council accused local elders of committing "ethnic fraud"

South West - view

Appin massacre of 1816

Central - view

Faith Bandler speaking at a conference of the Union of Australian Women in 1957,

1788 - West - view

invasion

1789 - North Coastal - view

In many places our path was covered with skeletons and the same spectacle were to be met with in hollows of most of the rocks of that harbour”. Captain Hunter saw at Broken Bay “a native girl … just recovered from small pox, and lame, she appeared to be 17 or 18 years of age, and had covered her debilitated and naked body with wet grass … she was very much frightened on our approaching her and shed many tears … we soothed her distress a little, and the sailors were ordered to bring up some fire for her.

1789 - North Coastal - view

In a second expedition (to Broken Bay) ”the river received the name Hawkesbury … natives were found labouring under small pox. They did not attempt to commit hostilities against the boats” (Tench 1996, p. 110)

1789 - North West - view

A smallpox epidemic sweeps through the coast people

1790 - West - view

protest

1790 - West - view

smallpox

1790 - Central - view

The London Oracle

1790 - West - view

killing Phillip’s gamekeeper

1790 - North Coastal - view

Willermarin, a Koori man visiting from the north, spears Governor Phillip at Manly Cove. Phillip has taken up the invitation of Bennelong to attend a whale feast. Phillip is the victim of an attack and is speared in the shoulder, staggers back to his longboat while his soldiers disperse the Aboriginal people. Phillip does not order retribution and Bennelong is later welcomed back into Phillip’s confidence.

1790 - North Coastal - view

Pemulwuy, a Koori from near Parramatta, fights the invasion by the English through attacks upon the settlement. His group commits many raids killing or wounding 17 people. Pemulwuy spears Governor Phillip’s game keeper John McIntire who dies from his wounds. Governor Phillip orders a punitive party to bring back six Aboriginal people dead or alive, and even issues bags for the heads. Phillip is under much pressure from the famous English naturalist Joseph Banks to obtain Aboriginal skulls promised to other scientists.