Launch of online resources – Finding your ancestors: Aboriginal family history NSW


Given it is Family History month, it is perfect timing for the RAHS to launch a new history resource on its website – Finding Your Ancestors – Aboriginal Family History in NSW.

The website contains youtube videos and links to useful resources to get you started on your family research journey. In our first video, Dr Shayne Williams, La Perouse Aboriginal Community, explains why finding your ancestors is very important and gives examples from his own research on what you can discover about your family networks. Historians Paul Irish and Michael Bennet then explain the benefits of reflecting on your motivations for starting your family history research journey. We will be adding more content so contact us if you have any suggestions.

You can also book a spot in our our weekly zoom Q&A sessions on the RAHS Calendar of Events.

Please note that these sessions are for Aboriginal community members.

3 Comments on “Launch of online resources – Finding your ancestors: Aboriginal family history NSW”

  1. I am keen to fill in am missing pieces of information regarding my family history – I am from the Sutherland & Everingham families. I am an Aboriginal woman living on Darkinjung land

  2. I would like to know more about my family. My Grandfather was Stephen Thomas Pearce, born 1874 my Grandmother Emma Saunders. There were 11 children I have been told, my father was Charles Stephen Pearce, his siblings were Eva Caroline, William Leonard, Sydney Roland, Ellen May, Arthur Edward, Henry Claudeville, Jane Maria, Vera Agnes.

  3. I am searching for information on my maternal line and any descendants. My great great grandmother was an aboriginal woman who bore my great great grandfather, Andrew Patrick Redmond (an Irish convict) two children that we know of. Sara Redmond/Williams abt 1858 at Tia Station, NSW and John Redman abt 1856, maybe Walcha. Andrew went on to marry an Irish immigrant, Bridget McNamarra and have a further 10 children.

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