A history of Aboriginal Sydney

The Block, Redfern.
Kevin Gilbert.
The Gully, Katoomba.
Torres Strait Islander poster.
House in Singleton where the Australian Inland Mission began.
Gloria Ardler's book - The wander of it all.
Peggy Margaret Reed was placed at Parramatta Native institution, 1820.
Robert Stanley.
Bottlebrush for nectar.
Lane Cove River.
Souvenir seller at La Perouse, 1960 - Courtesy of National Library of Australia.
Camp at site near golf course - La Perouse.
Rebekah and Suzanne McLean, Kurri Kurri 2013.
Edith Stubbings.
Parramatta Gaol.
Chris Sainsbury, son of Uncle Neil Sainsbury at gravesite of Ancestor, Margaret Reid.
La Perouse beach.
Frenchman's Bay towards the old mission.
Megalong Valley sites.
Peter Read and John Westbury at Link Up, Lawson.
Study of Aboriginal Carvings, Stingray Rock, Peates Ferry, Brooklyn 14 Dec 1823. Photographed by King Kerry c1880. SLNSW.
Sir Thomas Foster performed a corroboree at the Sydney Harbour bridge opening - 1932.
Unknown Darug couple.
View from St John of God Hospital.
Warren Mundine, Co President of ALP.
Annual Government blanket distribution.
King Billy Lynch elder of Kedumba.
John Matthews and Barry French, Wonnarua - 2008.
Uncle Neil Sainsbury's Paternal Grandmother.
John Westbury in Link Up garden.

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.