Aboriginal Paddington

Detail of Aboriginal people fishing in Woolloomooloo Bay near Paddington. Charles Rodius, 1833. (State Library of NSW, PXA 997, http://archival.sl.nsw.gov.au/Details/archive/110318143)

Aboriginal people have watched the ancient landscape of Sydney and Paddington evolve over thousands of years and generations. The rich archaeological and historical record of the harbour allows us to recreate something of how Aboriginal people used Kogerah – as they called Rushcutters Bay – and its Paddington hinterland in the centuries before Europeans arrived. As a resilient and innovative community they continued to adapt their lives, co-existing around Rushcutters Bay until the turn of the twentieth century.

Paul Irish will open your eyes to the Rushcutters Bay Aboriginal settlement and the impact of colonisation on Australia’s First Nation peoples in Paddington.

When: Thursday 9 May 2019 from 12.30pm to 1.15pm
Where: Customs House Library, 31 Alfred Street, Sydney – Meeting Room, Level 2
Find out more: https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/aboriginal-sydney


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