A history of Aboriginal Sydney

Snake man sign.
Bi-ra-ban, M'Gill, sketch by Alfred Agate with US Exploring Expedition 1839 in Wilkes, 1852.
Children dancing at Bents Basin, Gulguer, 2011.
Elizabeth (Rogers) Lewis, Frances Richardson, Thelma Lewis c1919.
Destiny Deacon.
Jacinta Tobin singer.
Lighthouse, Bungaree Norah Head.
Artefacts made by Pamela Young.
Auntie Fran Bodkin at William Howe Park, Mt Annan.
Tin house in the gully, Katoomba.
Map of Western districts early 18th century.
Community at Smoking Ceremony.
Dialect: Threlkeld c1827, Interrogative sentences p18.
Mickey Stubbings and Karadji Lock and Gordon Morton as a child.
Dolly Brown in Gandangara Local Aboriginal Land Council, Moore St, Liverpool.
Sans Souci Olympic Swimming Pool with site of old Sans Souci Baths in foreground.
Artefacts from Burragorang Valley courtesy of Camden Museum.
Salt Pan Creek where stone wharf was located.
Kurnell, (Kamay) where Captain Cook landed in 1770.
Women's Group La Perouse - 1960's.
Gordon Morton collecting wood, Rooty Hill, 1954.
Community at Smoking Ceremony.
Children in camp near golf course - La Perouse.
Terry Hie Hie Corroboree Ground and Grinding Grooves.
Lilly Cooper and Molly Keenan lived in the Gully, Katoomba, 1948.
Carting wood for fuel stove at Rooty Hill.
Burnum Burnum lecturing at Tranby College.
Kitchener Primary School, Hunter Valley 2013.
Micky Stubbings and Bill Morton.

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.