Yirranma Place acknowledges that we work, live and play on the stolen land of the Gadigal People of the Eora Nation, who are the traditional custodians of Darlinghurst. Yirranma pays respect to the elders past, present and future of the Eora Nation and extends that respect to other Aboriginal and Torres Strait people.
Always was, always will be Aboriginal land.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that the following
experience may contain images of deceased persons.
Darlinghurst’s traditional owners are the Gadigal people. It has been home to them and other First Nations individuals from the earliest human history of this place through to the present day. Even after colonisation increasingly encroached on the suburb from the 1840s, First Nations peoples, cultures and archives have maintained an active and visible presence.
credits & Acknowledgements
Content for the ‘Faces’ and Streets exhibitions was developed by the Australian Centre for Public History at UTS, with the assistance of Kylie Andrews, Edward Scarlett and Jessica Thomas. Huge thanks to our project partners, the City of Sydney Archives and the State Library of New South Wales, and also to those institutions and individuals who also shared their archival collections: New South Wales State Archives, the National Library of Australia, Sydney Living Museums, National Archives of Australia, National Portrait Gallery, University of Tasmania Special and Rare Collections, Mark Tedeschi and C. Moore Hardy. The contemporary Darlinghurst portraits were produced by Susan Papazian.
These images are a fascinating and valuable window into the city’s past, although they only tell part of its story. History has been made in the place we now call Darlinghurst for at least 50,000 years. Questions about what records to keep and who’s stories to tell are ongoing.
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Sketch of Bungaree, 1826, by Augustus Earle, Courtesy of the State Library of New South Wales, FL3143642
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Material from the ‘Streets’ exhibition was generously provided by our project partner, the City of Sydney Archives. The City archives holds items from as early as 1842 when the Municipal Council of Sydney was established. The collection includes a range of sources such as plans, maps and images, as well as letters from rate-payers complaining about rubbish collections and offensive odours!
Using these archives enables us to present this history of Liverpool Street from 1854 to the present. The City archives are a fascinating and valuable window into the city’s past, although they only tell part of its story. History has been made in the place we now call Darlinghurst for at least 50,000 years. And even after 1854, archiving the City’s history has been a selective and partial process. Questions about what records to keep and whose stories to tell are ongoing.
Wander down memory lane then cross over to the streets of today. See what’s changed, and what hasn’t.
The story of our neighbourhood over time.
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Yirranma Place stands on Gadigal Land. We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of this land, the Gadigal people and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders, past and present. We value their Country and respect them as the First Peoples of this Country. We commit Yirranma Place and the work within it to play a role in addressing the injustices towards Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.