Aboriginal Women's Heritage: Nepean

This booklet records the stories of 7 Aboriginal women from areas surrounding the Nepean River in Sydney’s south west and describes the cultural attachment Aboriginal women have to their local landscape.

Date
1 February 2007
Publisher
Department of Environment and Conservation (NSW)
Type
Publication
Status
Final
Cost
Free
Language
English
Tags
  • ISBN 1-74137-345X
  • ID DEC20060179
  • File PDF 1.5MB
  • Pages 54
  • Name aboriginal-womens-heritage-nepean-060179.pdf

 

This booklet is one of a series that records the stories Aboriginal women in New South Wales. The booklets were part of a project designed to raise the profile of the unique historical experiences of Aboriginal women. The series won the 'cultural heritage' category of the Energy Australia National Trust Heritage Awards in 2005.

The 7 Aboriginal women Elders' stories recount the changes over the years and recall stories about the daily routines, like milking cows and fetching the household water from the river by bucket as there was no water to their houses.

Other booklets in this series include:

Aboriginal Women's Heritage: Ballina and Cabbage Tree Island
Aboriginal Women's Heritage: Bourke
Aboriginal Women's Heritage: Brungle and Tumut
Aboriginal Women's Heritage: Nambucca
Aboriginal Women's Heritage: Nowra
Aboriginal Women's Heritage: Port Stephens
Aboriginal Women's Heritage: Wollongong.

Some of these booklets were evaluated in the Aboriginal Heritage and Wellbeing publication.