Author Paul Irish on the Aboriginal people of coastal Sydney

When:
August 24, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
2017-08-24T18:00:00+10:00
2017-08-24T19:30:00+10:00
Where:
Ashfield Library
3/260 Liverpool Rd
Ashfield NSW 2131
Australia
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Ashfield Library
(02) 9716 1810
Paul Irish to discuss his new book Hidden in Plain View: the Aboriginal people of coastal Sydney

Contrary to what you may think, local Aboriginal people did not lose their culture and die out within decades of Governor Phillip’s arrival in Sydney in 1788. Aboriginal people are prominent in accounts of early colonial Sydney, yet we seem to skip a century as they disappear from the historical record, re-emerging early in the twentieth century. What happened to Sydney’s indigenous people between the devastating impact of white settlement and increased government intervention a century later?

Book for purchase and signing on the night from the author.

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