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 with our partners, the Australian Centre for Public History at UTS, City of Sydney Archives and the State Library of New South Wales, with additional research from Kylie Andrews, Edward Scarlett and Jessica Thomas. Many thanks 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.
For image take-down information and requests, visit yirranmaplace.com/information/take-down
Sketch of Bungaree, 1826, by Augustus Earle, Courtesy of the State Library of New South Wales, FL3143642
An interactive portrait gallery celebrates the places and people that make up Darlinghurst's local community.
Yirranma Place visitors can add their own portrait and become part of the display, contributing to the ongoing history of contemporary Darlinghurst.
We recommend viewing this gallery in Google Chrome.
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.