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First Nations Speaker Series

Presented in collaboration with GML Heritage and the Research Centre for Deep History at the Australian National University

Murmurations. Commission: Tony Albert and Angela Tiatia
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Murmurations

Artists Tony Albert and Angela Tiatia have teamed up with creatives Lille Madden and Alina Olivares-Panucci

Stone monument with plaque with distant view behind.
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Frontier violence

Violence at the frontier

Close up of hands weaving a spiral out of dried raffia.
On now
Featured exhibition

The Weaving Room

These drop-in workshops celebrate the history and diversity of First Nations weaving traditions in NSW. Hear from Elders and artists about their traditional weaving practices and create your own piece to take home

Massacre at Appin, 17 April 1816

On the early morning of 17 April 1816 at least 14 people of the Dharawal tribe were killed when James Wallis’ detachment encountered a camp at Appin near the banks of the Cataract River

The forecourt in front of the Museum of Sydney
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The future of the colony's dreaming

The Museum of Sydney site is set to be transformed into a new First Nations cultural space

[First Government House, Sydney] / watercolour drawing by John Eyre

First encounters

The Museum of Sydney is built on and around a site that links us to the very beginnings of modern Australia

Handpainted image from book of woman in canoe. Margins of page visible on left and right.
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A fisher woman of Warrane

Daringa’s short but fascinating life reflects the connection of coastal Aboriginal peoples to the water, and the key role played by women in the fishing economy