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. The exhibition will run in conjunction with NAIDOC week and features a free guided walking tour.
The tour will take place at 10am and 1pm each day from Monday 4 July through to Friday 8 July starting at History House, 133 Macquarie Street, Sydney.