A history of Aboriginal Sydney

Scotland Island.
Margaret Slowgrove (Matthews) inside her childhood home first time in 55 years, Botany.
The Governor's House at Port Jackson, Sydney 1791 by William Bradley.
Monty Stubbings in the Gully, Katoomba.
Childhood home of Janny Ely, Eureka Cres, Green Valley.
Lizzy Stubbings.
Blanket Distribution Summary Hunter Valley 1834-1844 (A). Lucas, 47.
Dancing at Appin Massacre Memorial, 2013.
North metropolitan AECG Meeting 2009.
Charles Perkins, Tranby College.
Reverend Samuel Marsden.
Kinchela Banner, a message written by audience.
Karen Maber, descendant of George Gilbert revisits site of 1843 Phelps drawing of Cabrogal Tribe.
Appin Massacre Memorial 2012.
Clay pipe from Lee Wharf Newcastle. Newcastle Museum 2014.
Gloria Ardler's book - The wander of it all.
Uncle Neil Sainsbury's parents.
Mangrove fruit.
Dam wall near Appin Massacre Memorial.
Belgenny Farm stables, Camden.
Five Half length portraits of Aborigines 1788-1792 , courtesy of the National Library of Australia.
Rehabilitation Centre.
Champion boxer, Dave Sands Dead, Sydney Morning Herald 12 Aug 1952, p1.
Willy wagtail, Camden.
Biddy Lewis also known as Biddy Salamanda.
Map of Burragorang River before flooding.
Liz Merle McEntyre (nee Jonas) at Mandurah Hunter Indigenous Business Chamber, Rutherford 2014.
Eveleigh Street sign, Redfern.
Members of the Guringai Elders Tribal Link.

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.