A history of Aboriginal Sydney

Thomas Benevolent Society.
Mal Cochran and Caroline Glass Pattison AECG.
Koori nurse maid for baby Reuben near Sackville Reserve.
Lilburndale in West Portland Road, Sackville Reach c1890.
Aboriginal artefacts along Hunter Expressway - 2014.
The Rocks, Sydney.
Peter Read, Sheena Kitchener, Uncle Ivan Wellington at smoking ceremony, Appin Masscare memorial, 2012.
Dialect: Threlkeld c1827, Interrogative sentences p13.
Sacred fire pit in memorial garden, Richmond.
Robyn Caughlan, Darug artist, The Native Institute exhibition, Blacktown Arts Centre.
Catalina disused raceway in the Gully, Katoomba, 2012.
Carting wood for fuel stove at Rooty Hill.
Herne Bay Housing - 1946.
R.H. Mathews publishes Darkinung Language 1903, p274 Adverbs, Prepositions etc.
Early vineyards, Hunter Valley 1830, Driscoll p39.
Pemulwuy a resistance warrior, engraving by Sam John Neele.
Kamay National Park - sign.
Margaret Slowgrove in NSW State Vigoro team, aged 14, 1952.
Memorial to Darug and Gundungurra.
Crockery from the Gully, Katoomba.
National Parks and Wildlife Badges.
Lillian Bertha Stubbings (Morton) and William Morton Ernie Gale.
Bronwyn Brancroft.
Murrandah Breast Plate information courtesy of Camden Museum.
Delma Davison.
La Perouse Aboriginal Reserve - 1890's.
Home made house, La Perouse.
Smoking coolamon presented by Lois Birk.

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.