A history of Aboriginal Sydney

Warrigal spinach.
National Centre of Indigenous Excellence, Redfern.
Dialect: Threlkeld c1827, Tenses of the Verb p27.
Granny Toliman, elder from La Perouse.
Natives attacking shepherd's hut by Samuel Calvert.
Dave Sands, British Empire Title Bout, England, 1949. NLA.
Visiting Colebee, Port Jackson.
Biddy Giles and Jimmy Lowndes, Georges River Tribe - 1880 - courtesy of the National Library of Australia.
Dennis Foley, Clair Jackson and Julie Janson at the grave of Biddy Lewis, Bar Island, 2008. Courtesy Jill Barnes.
Dialect: Threlkeld c1827, Alphabet.
Stone scrapers from the Gully, Katoomba.
Charles Darwin.
Isobel Flick.
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Dance Academy with Carol Johnson.
Two Women Dreaming painting.
Queen Cora Gooseberry, wife of Bungaree.
Missionary Hassal residence corner George and Charles Streets, Parramatta.
Dennis Foley.
Dialect: Threlkeld c1827, Pronouns p8.
Lyn Stewart.
Kogarah Bay looking north east towards Ellesmere Estate.
Grape Harvest on Dalwood Vineyard c1880. SLNSW.
Smoking Ceremony at Appin Massacre Memorial, 2013.
The Mission church in the Gully, Katoomba.
Sherry Simmonds - Two Women Dreaming Group.
Auntie Glenda Chalker explaining the landscape, South Camden.
Aboriginal flag.
Display case in the Gully, Katoomba.
Jenny Ebsworth talks about Fred Hollows.

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.



Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are warned that this site may contain images and voices of deceased persons, which may cause distress.