Sydney's Aboriginal Past (2nd ed.)

Investigating the Archaeological and Historical Records


DISCLAIMER: Many images that appear in the print version of this title do not appear in this eBook edition.

This second edition of Sydney’s Aboriginal Past draws on the latest historical, archaeological, geological, environmental and linguistic research, as well as oral evidence of present-day Aboriginal people, to reveal the diversity of Aboriginal life in the Sydney region before, during and for the first thirty years of British settlement. Val Attenbrow describes the different Aboriginal groups and how they lived; the resources available; the foods they ate and their means of obtaining them; their tools, weapons and equipment, and how they were made; where they camped; their shelters, clothing and personal adornment; their beliefs, ceremonial life and rituals; as well as their designs and images.

  • University of NSW Press; April 2010
  • ISBN: 9781742231174
  • Edition: 2
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF format
  • Title: Sydney's Aboriginal Past
  • Author: Val Attenbrow
  • Imprint: University of NSW Press

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This version of the book is a waste of money. None of the images are included - no maps, illustrations or photographs. All the captions are there, accompanied by empty spaces with "To view this image, see the print version." The images are referred to throughout the text, which makes for a very frustrating read trying to imagine what they look like. Even the front cover shown on the website is missing from the download! Very incomplete.