Culture and heritage

Aboriginal cultural heritage

Aboriginal women's heritage

The Aboriginal Women's Heritage series began in 2003 with a booklet recording the stories of nine women in Nambucca Heads on the state's north coast. It was so successful the series grew: since then OEH has produced a series of booklets describing the cultural attachment Aboriginal women have to their local landscape. 

The series won the 'cultural heritage' category of the EnergyAustralia National Trust Heritage Awards in 2005.

In 2011 the organisation published Aboriginal Heritage and Wellbeing, in which contributors to some of the books talk about how they experienced the Heritage Series project, give feedback on the books and talk about the ongoing role of the Heritage Series in local knowledge building and sharing.


Available online

Eight of the booklets, available to download below, record the personal stories of 53 Aboriginal women living and working in six NSW regional centres.

Available in print

Copies of the following booklets can be ordered through OEH or Shop NSW.

  • Aboriginal women's heritage - Wagga Wagga (2006)
  • Aboriginal women's heritage - Walgett and Collarenebri (2006)
  • Aboriginal men's heritage - Walgett and Collarenebri (2006)

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Page last updated: 29 January 2014