This hand axe was found in 1931 by Louis Leakey in the Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania, and is dated to about 1.2 million years ago. Continue reading
The High Court Mabo Case Decision No. 2 is evidence of the connection between land, identity and continuity of family and community felt by indigenous people in Australia and around the world. Continue reading
A basic dugout canoe constructed in an ancient and universal style called the ‘5 part canoe’. Continue reading
The Greg Ritchie Negative Collection is a collection of over 3000 negatives featuring buildings and other sites in the City of Canterbury. Between 1990 and 1998 Canterbury City Council staff documented their day-to-day duties through photographs. Continue reading
The bank note has historical value as evidence of the 1988 Bicentennial celebrations and the recognition of the cultural diversity that had evolved in the Australian community up to that time. Continue reading
The shield holds considerable historic value of the first contact between Europeans and Aboriginal people on the east coast of Australia. Continue reading
The letter from Frenchman Francis Barrallier to Governor King in 1802 during an expedition seeking a route across the Great Dividing Range is historically significant as a rare document describing and interpreting a French view of the pre-1788 Sydney Aboriginal people’s environment and culture. Continue reading
Discover the Liverpool Scar Tree. There are many Aboriginal scar trees surviving. Most of them are in the rural areas surrounding the city and suburbs, but many still exist in urban areas. Continue reading
Discover the Friendship Stick made by Gavin Flick, Alanna Rose and Jai Rose for the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Continue reading
Discover the 1787 Draught Instructions for Governor Phillip that empowered Captain Arthur Phillip to establish a British Colony at Botany Bay, grant land and issue regulations to the Colony from 1788. Continue reading
Discover the leather brief case of Sir Henry Parkes.
This lithographic print of King Bungaree attributed to Augustus Earle and dated 1826 is evidence of early interactions between Ruopeans and Aboriginal people. It is a significant object from the State Library of NSW Collection.
The Proclamation of Governor Bourke, 10 October 1835 is historically significant. It implemented the doctrine of terra nullius upon which British settlement of New Holland was based. National Archives of the United Kingdom, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, U.K. Continue reading