Topics: Culture

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1941 - South West - view

homes would be made from bark and hessian rugs

1941 - South West - view

smoke their clay pipes

1941 - South Coastal - view

1938 Day of Mourning

1943 - North West - view

black tracker

1944 - North West - view

Aboriginal burial ground south of Norah Head

1946 - North West - view

Slowly Aborigines of the Hawkesbury filtered into the “outside world” and were absorbed into white society. Few, if any, relinguished their cultural heritage

1950 - Central - view


1950 - Central - view

bark paintings

1955 - South West - view

Gurangatch’s waterholes

1959 - North Coastal - view

Dennis Foley writes (Foley, 2001: 57-8) “Many of our people lived in and around the Narrabeen area long into the 1960s. They were fishermen or worked in rural industry before the 1940s when cattle and farming were still attempted in the northern beach areas. The area that the New South Wales Academy of Sport is built on, was one of our last camps. The National Fitness Camp as it was then known was constructed on the bulldozed foundations of a camp that survived on the urban fringe right up to the late 1950s. … As children we would accompany our uncles fishing for blackfish, crab and prawn. They knew exactly when and where to fish. This was of course before the murder of the lake by pollution”.

1960 - North West - view

Awabakal language, culture and history

1963 - Central - view

one of the first Indigenous photographers to become prominent

1967 - South Coastal - view

environmental spokesman, speaks of the period

1967 - South Coastal - view

harvest that plant, regardless of what is it was for - medicine, artefacts or food – you would be charged and fined or jailed

1969 - Central - view

National Black Theatre

1970 - West - view

Aboriginal burial ground

1970 - West - view

Aboriginal burial ground

1972 - Central - view

land rights demonstrations

1972 - South Coastal - view

The Aboriginal black, red and yellow flag designed by Luritja artist Harold Thomas

1972 - Central - view

all-Aboriginal Land Rights Conference