‘This Is Where They Travelled: Historical Aboriginal Lives In Sydney’ heading to Wollongong

It is often wrongly assumed that Aboriginal people disappeared from Sydney in the nineteenth century, or lost their cultural links to the area. NSW History Fellow Paul Irish and researchers from the La Perouse Aboriginal community in Sydney have created an exhibition, which maps the lives of a number of Aboriginal people with connections to the coastal part of Sydney, in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Their movements tell us much about their continuing cultural and family connections both to Sydney, and to coastal areas to the north and south, in a rapidly changing colonial world.

Following a very successful run at History House in July 2016 for NAIDOC week, this important exhibition will move to Illawarra Museum in Wollongong from 30 January to 26 February.

Click here to download the event flyer.

 

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