Topics: Culture

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1890s - North Coastal - view

Members of various Northern Shore clans are living at Quakers Hat Bay near Mosman. Carvings can be still seen on the roof of a cave.

1890s - North Coastal - view

Koories of the Terramerragal clan camp from time to time at Fuller’s Bridge, Lane Cove River.

1890 - South Coastal - view

boats and nets for fishing

1890 - West - view

boats and nets for fishing

1890 - North West - view

Collection of Aboriginal artefacts. Singleton newspaper man, Alexander Morrison is an avid collector of Aboriginal wooden artefacts from southeast Australia. At least four objects in his collection are made at St Clair: two parry shields and two clubs

1892 - South West - view

Traditional medicine and midwifery are practised

1892 - North West - view

Milbrodale cave Aboriginal art site in the Wollombi region

1892 - North West - view

His attention is drawn to one of the great Aboriginal art sites of eastern Australia. It includes an extraordinary depiction of the creation hero or “great spirit”, Biame painted in red and white ochre

1892 - North West - view

Dharkinung language

1892 - North Coastal - view

Richard Hill of the Aboriginal Protection Board recalls that the district of “Cammera” extended from the northern part of the harbour ”say from North head to Lane Cove River … right away north to the Hawkesbury and away east to the sea coast”. Daniel Southwell called the entire north shore Gom-ma-ree (Cammeray). Mr Hill would allow Koories to camp at his place in Mosman.

1892 - North West - view

Charley is also a source of information on the local bora initiation ceremony. Mathews later publishes his description of this ceremony, “The Burbung”

1892 - South West - view

smoke signals to communicate, using traditional pathways, hunting for game and animal skins

1893 - North West - view

People live at St Clair farm the land and also use traditional Indigenous means of subsistence

1893 - North West - view

“The Rock paintings and carvings of the Australian Aborigines”

1893 - North West - view

“Rock Carving by the Australian Aborigines (Plate VIII)”

1893 - North West - view

Darkinjung are introducing new symbols into ancient cultural practices to challenge the view that local Aboriginal culture belongs to the past

1893 - North West - view

Sometimes they play with their lips on a gum leaf, a low, monotonous chant that sounds like an acolian harp

1894 - North West - view

Margaret was very industrious, making and selling cabbage tree hats

1895 - North West - view

Hawkesbury was the “highway” and Aborigines wanted access to it

1896 - North West - view

rock carving being done by a blackfellow