Despite its bustling urban presence, Sydney has a rich and complex Aboriginal heritage. Hidden within its burgeoning city landscape, lie layers of a vibrant culture and a turbulent history. But, you need to know where to look.
This book supplies the information. The popular first edition established itself as both authoritative and informative; it is both a guide book and an alternative social history, told through precincts of significance to the city's Indigenous people.
The sites within the precincts, and their accompanying stories and photographs, evoke Sydney's ancient past, and allow us all to celebrate the living Aboriginal culture of today.
- 240mm x 170mm x 15mm
- Released November 2010
- English edition ISBN 9780855757120
- Chinese edition ISBN 9781922059482
About The Author
Wiradjuri/Ngunnawal photographer, Alana Harris was born in Penrith, Sydney in 1966 and raised in Cowra NSW. She completed her Higher School Certificate at Cowra High School and went on to receive a Diploma in Photography at the ACT Institute of TAFE in 1988.
In 1989 Harris became the Senior Photographer at the Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies in Canberra. Harris is quoted in her artist statement in the Narragunnawali catalogue saying that “as an Aboriginal photographer I feel it is important to portray Aboriginal Australia whether it be in portraits, landscapes or documentary photography as I know it to be.” She was the Senior Photographer with the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) for 12 years and has worked as the Access Manager in the Archives and Production Program with AIATSIS.
Melinda Hinkson is an Associate Professor (Research) and an Australian Research Council Future Fellow. She is a social anthropologist with wide ranging interests in visual culture and the faultlines of seltter colonial Australia. Building on long term research with Warlpiri people of Central Australia, Melinda's current research centres on Aboriginal displacement and creative efforts in post-colonial placemaking.
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