A History of Aboriginal People of the Illawarra 1770 to 1970

This publication is part of the Illawarra Regional Aboriginal Heritage Study and provides a chronological history of Illawarra Aboriginal people from before European colonisation through to the political movements of the 1960s.

Date
1 June 2005
Publisher
Department of Environment and Conservation (NSW)
Type
Publication
Status
Final
Cost
Free
Language
English
Tags
  • ISBN 1-74137-0876
  • ID DEC20040104
  • File PDF 2.6MB
  • Pages 88
  • Name history-of-aboriginal-of-the-illawarra-1770-1970-040104.pdf

The Illawarra Regional Aboriginal Heritage Study was a NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service initiative under the Cultural Heritage Conservation Policy (2002). The aim of these regional studies was to fill a critical gap in Aboriginal cultural heritage management in New South Wales.

This publication is based on two reports, prepared in 2002 and 2004, on the history of the Illawarra Aboriginal people.  It outlines traditional Illawarra society, first contact experiences, Aboriginal resistance and maintenance of culture, as well as the consequences of colonisation, the changes this brought and how the Illawarra people dealt with change.