Paul Irish — Hidden in Plain View

Contrary to what you may think, the local Aboriginal people of Sydney did not lose their culture and die out within decades of colonisation.

So what happened to Sydney’s indigenous people between the devastating impact of white settlement and increased government intervention a century later?

Hidden in Plain View shows that although they were ignored in the historical record, Aboriginal people did not, in fact, disappear. Living on their own terms, they maintained a strong bond with the coast and its resources..

Join historian Dr Paul Irish as he discusses the process of piecing together the Aboriginal history of coastal Sydney with help from the Indigenous community, and sheds light on a poorly understood period of Sydney’s history, challenging the way we think about our local history.

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