EXHIBITION: THIS IS WHERE THEY TRAVELLED: HISTORICAL ABORIGINAL LIVES IN SYDNEY.

Mascot 1 This is where they travelledHave you heard of Johnny and Lizzy Malone? How about Biyarrung, who was also known as Biddy Giles? All three lived on the shores of Botany Bay during the 19th century.

For several years the Malones lived in Botany. In 1862 Johnny ran fishing and sightseeing tours out of the Sir Joseph Banks Hotel.  Biyarrung lived on the other side of the Bay in an Aboriginal settlement at Sans Souci. She was photographed at Dolls Point in the 1880s with several other Aboriginal people.

Discover their stories and many more in this travelling exhibition which is on display at Mascot Library & George Hanna Memorial Museum until Saturday 17th June. The library and museum now has new opening hours which are Monday to Friday 10am -6pm and Saturday 10am -1pm.

This is Where They Travelled was developed as part of the Arts NSW 2015 NSW History Fellowship by historian Dr Paul Irish and researchers from the La Perouse Aboriginal community, many of whom are descendants of one or more of the Aboriginal people featured in the exhibition.

If your free on Friday 9 June, don’t forget our history talk with Dr Paul Irish, co-creator of this exhibition and author of Hidden in Plain View.

Mascot 2 This is where they travelled

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