The Georges River Project
Following on from the success of the Cooks River Project, the Dictionary was successful in gaining a second Your Community Heritage grant from the Federal Government to document and illustrate the history and heritage of the Georges River.
The project engaged historians, researchers, heritage specialists and interested community members from participating local government areas along the Georges River in the production of 18 stories.
Community interest and participation in the project was supported by local studies librarians from each of the participating councils and in partnership with the Georges River Combined Council Committee and historian, Heather Goodall. The stories gave been edited and curated by the Dictionary of Sydney and are now published online.
Given the diverse communities that share the social and natural spaces of the Georges River, the stories offer deep and lasting insights into what makes the Georges River a key connecting point in Sydney’s history.
The articles can be viewed at Your Community Heritage grant – Georges River Project or below:
- Aboriginal People on Sydney’s Georges River from 1820 by Heather Goodall and Allison Cadzow
- Anderson, Ellen by Heather Goodall and Allison Cadzow
- Giles, Biddy by Heather Goodall and Allison Cadzow
- Gogi by Heather Goodall and Allison Cadzow
- Leane, Lucy by Heather Goodall and Allison Cadzow
- Spelling Aboriginal Names in English by Heather Goodall
- Frere’s Vineyard on the Georges River by Andrew Allen
- Georges River: Flooding the City by Sharyn Cullis
- Living with Sharks on the Georges River by Sharyn Cullis
- Sans Souci Tidal Baths by Garry Darby
- Holsworthy Internment Camp during World War I by Beverly Donald
- Liverpool Internment Camp during World War II by Beverly Donald
- Casula Powerhouse: Celebrating Art, Community and Cultural Diversity by Catie Gilchrist
- The Cocky Bennett Story by Catie Gilchrist
- Working the Tides by Greg Jackson, Pam Forbes and Brad Duncan
- Jew Fish Bay and Oatley Park Baths by Rodger Robertson
- Neverfail Bay, Oatley by Rodger Robertson
- The Prince of Wales Hotel, Sandringham by Karen Pentland
On Georges River near Liverpool, from Sophienburg, 21 November 1857. By Henry Grant Lloyd. From the collection of the State Library of New South Wales, a5894082 / DL PX 42