A history of Aboriginal Sydney

Botany Public School established 1848.
Gospel by St Luke. Translated into Language of the Awabakal by Threlkeld c1857, p212. Printed 1891. Univ of Newcastle.
Darkinjung LALC Inaugural Board Members 2008 2009.
Gandangara Local Aboriginal Land Council office, Liverpool opening plaque.
Rock shelter.
Agnus Jones, court record.
Endangered Woodland of Cumberland Plain, Western Sydney.
Arthur Phillip, first Governor of NSW.
Yeri Barber.
Karuah River 1911. NLA.
Robyn Caughlan granddaugher, Rhianon, descendants of Maria Lock Everingham family.
Map of St John's church in Parramatta.
Stone axe heads found Burragorang Valley, courtesy of Camden Museum.
Tribal dancing at Appin Massacre Memorial, 2013.
Marsfield, Lane Cover River.
Catalina Park race track at the Gully-Koories were moved off in 1959.
View of Sydney from St Leonards, 1843 by Conrad Martens, courtesy of State Library NSW.
Darug descendants.
Duck Creek and Parramatta River junction.
Aborigines Inland Mission monthly record: Our AIM, cover Oct 1907.
Richmond to Kurrajong.
Book in local history at Camden Museum.
Blanket Distribution Summary Hunter Valley 1834-1844 (A). Lucas, 47.
Hawkesbury river William Charles Piguenit.
Heritage protection for the Pymble reservoir - but no signage for a Koori stopping place.
Little Congwong Beach, La Perouse - Little Congi.
Isobel Flick.
1872 Petition by King Yellow Billy (Billy Murphy) for land at Gundy. Brayshaw, 2005, 241.
Threat to Aboriginal heritage in Hunter Valley raised in Parliament. Newcastle Herald 1981.
Painting at Kamay National Park - Kurnell.

The History of Aboriginal Sydney (HoAS) site is the output of a five year project (2008-2012) supported by the Australian Research Council and the Department of History at the University of Sydney. It was first published in 2014 by the University of Sydney. The initial web architect was Dr Suzana Sukovic at the University of Technology Sydney, and the site was first hosted by the Digital Resources section of that University's Library. HOAS is now hosted at Western Sydney University. It 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.



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