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Indigenous heritage in Sydney

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Indigenous heritage in Sydney

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This is a guide for visitors to the Australian city of Sydney to Australian indigenous heritage.


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  • Australian Museum, 6 College Street, +61 2 93206000, [1]. 9:30am to 5pm daily except 25 December. The Australian Museum has a Indigenous Australia gallery. It is also involved in helping indigenous communities preserve cultural artefacts throughout New South Wales. $12 adult, $6 child, family admission and concessions available.  edit
  • Museum of Sydney, Corner Phillip and Bridge Streets, +61 2 92515988, [2]. 9:30am to 5pm. The Museum of Sydney has an exhibition focussing on the Cadigal people of Sydney including artefacts, paintings, film and soundscapes. $10 adults, children and concessions $5.  edit
  • Boomalli Gallery, 55 – 59 Flood Street, Leichhardt, +61 2 95602541 (, fax: +61 2 9560 2566), [3]. Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative is one of Australia's longest running indigenous owned and operated art galleries. It promotes urban indigenous art that sometimes has trouble being shown as authentic indigenous art in the mainstream.  edit
  • Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery Road, The Domain, + 61 2 9225 1744 (, fax: +61 2 9225 1701), [4]. 10am to 5pm, except 25 December and Good Friday. The Art Gallery of NSW has a permanent collection of indigenous art, rotated through the Yiribana Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Gallery.  edit
  • Muru Mittigar, 89 - 151 Old Castlereagh Road, Castlereagh, +61 2 4729 2377 (, fax: +61 2 4729 4193), [5]. 9am to 4pm Mon to Fri, 10am to 2pm Sat. Muru Mittigar is a cultural education centre, featuring short tours and talks on such subjects as traditional use of plants, art designs and dance.  edit

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  • Thulli Dreaming, 3/11 Eddie Road, Minchinbury, +61 2 9675 5678 (, fax: +61 2 9675 6789), [6]. Thulli Dreaming is an indigenous-owned business providing catering and dance and music performances. They sell indigenous art in their shop.  edit


  • Dancing With Strangers, Inga Clendinnen, 2003. Australian historian Clendinnen presents her reading of a wide range of primary sources from the eighteenth century describing early interactions between indigenous Australians and invading British colonisers. She illustrates very early days of genuine curiosity and attempts at cultural understanding eventually soured and thwarted.


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