Aboriginal Heritage Project
In 2014, The Dictionary of Sydney received funds from the New South Wales Office of Environment and Heritage through their Aboriginal Heritage Projects scheme to develop historical information on key Aboriginal sites in the Sydney basin for the Dictionary.
The commissioned works – including thematic essays and entries – provide a unique collection enabling students, teachers, domestic and international tourists, and Sydneysiders of all ethnic heritages, to experience Sydney’s Aboriginal past and present in innovative new ways, online and through mobile devices.
The Dictionary team is pleased to have had such highly regarded historians working with us on this project. The writers and topics for this project are:
- Manly Cove, Kai’ymay by Grace Karskens
- Appin Massacre by Grace Karskens
- Colebee and Nurragingy Land Grant by Heidi Norman
- Parramatta and Blacktown Native Institutions by Heidi Norman
- Royleston Boys Home by Naomi Parry
- Bidura by Naomi Parry
- Yarra Bay House by Naomi Parry
- Empress Hotel, Redfern by Catie Gilchrist
- Redfern Park by Catie Gilchrist
First interview with the Native Women at Port Jackson New South Wales February 1788