The State Library of New South Wales presents Wadgayawa Nhay Dhadjan Wari (They made them a long time ago), an exhibition featuring 30 significant Aboriginal objects removed from Country around 200 years ago.
These objects have been selected by members of the La Perouse Aboriginal community from five different cultural institutions across the United Kingdom. They have travelled back to Sydney so that Aboriginal communities can reconnect with them and rebuild and share knowledge and understanding about how they were made and used.
When: Saturday 7 October 2023 to Sunday 28 January 2024
Where: State Library of New South Wales, 1 Shakespeare Place, Sydney (plan your visit)
Note: The exhibition contains cultural and historic information, including the names and depictions of First Nations people who have passed.
Panel: Cultural collections of Aboriginal Sydney
In connection with the Library’s new exhibition Wadgayawa Nhay Dhadjan Wari (they made them a long time ago) this panel discussion revolves around the cultural collections of Aboriginal Sydney that have ended up in institutions around the world, and the process of working with communities.
ABC’s Daniel Browning speaks with Noeleen Timbery, Dr Maria Nugent, Jayne Christian and Tess Allas about working with cultural collections.
When: Wednesday 8 November 2023, 6pm to 7pm
Where: Dixson Room, Ground Floor, Mitchell Building, State Library of NSW, 1 Shakespeare Place, Sydney (plan your visit)
Tour: Wadgayawa Nhay Dhadjan Wari (they made them a long time ago) tour
Head of Indigenous Engagement at the Library, Damien Webb, will guide you through some of the incredible stories behind the exhibition.
When: 23 November 2023, 5:30pm to 6pm
Where: First Nations Gallery, Level 1, Mitchell Building, State Library of NSW, 1 Shakespeare Place, Sydney (plan your visit)