This is where they travelled profiles the lives of a number of Aboriginal people who lived around the coastal part of Sydney between the early 1800s and the 1930s. To outsiders, these people seemed to have lost the ‘authentic’ Aboriginality of their ancestors. Their travels tell a very different story. Aboriginal people continued to move, marry and live almost exclusively within areas to which they were connected by ancestry. Their lives changed as the city grew, but these connections continued to have meaning, and were passed down through the generations.
This exhibition explores the pattern of their settlements, marriages and movements up and down the coast, reflecting the constant rhythm that connects past and present.
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The Parliament of New South Wales acknowledges and respects the traditional lands of all Aboriginal people, and pays respects to all Elders past and present. We acknowledge the Gadigal people as the traditional custodians of the land on which the Parliament of New South Wales stands.