5,500 Place Names of Aboriginal and European Origin Across New South Wales Mapped in Google Earth

The full digitised manuscript of Canon Stretch’s “Toponomy:  Place Names of New South Wales, Their Origin, Meaning and Locality” (Archives Location: A9082 ) is here: https://livinghistories.newcastle.edu.au/nodes/view/77235 Google Earth .KMZ File Containing 5,500 Aboriginal & European NSW Place Names http://livinghistories.newcastle.edu.au/assets/downloadwiz/235789 Google Earth .KMZ of Craigies’ Map http://livinghistories.newcastle.edu.au/assets/downloadwiz/235788 Please Note: Open both .KMZ files in the stand … More 5,500 Place Names of Aboriginal and European Origin Across New South Wales Mapped in Google Earth

The Kabook and Watoo People of the Gringai Barrington River Gloucester, NSW

We acknowledge the Traditional Lands of the Worimi , Gringai and Biripi people of the kutthung language the Custodians, spiritual and cultural owners of these lands. We acknowledge our Elders past and present to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The Gringai continue to practice Culture and have a strong connection to our lands … More The Kabook and Watoo People of the Gringai Barrington River Gloucester, NSW

The Life, Work and Tragic End of William Arthur Squire (1867-1908)

“Ritual, myth, and customs of the Australian Aborigines : a short study in comparative ethnology” by W. A. Squire (1896) (17.3MB PDF File) The Life, Work and Tragic End of William Arthur Squire (1867-1908) By Gionni Di Gravio   [21 October 2019 Update] We were contacted by Anna Howard, Great Grand Daughter of William Arthur … More The Life, Work and Tragic End of William Arthur Squire (1867-1908)

Port Stephens in 1826

The State Library of New South Wales has digitised an important account of Port Stephens in 1826 recorded by Henry Thomas Ebsworth. Described as “Letters from New South Wales, 1826” the document details observations of the surrounding landscape and the manners and customs of Aboriginal people living at Port Stephens during his time as assistant … More Port Stephens in 1826