IMAGE GALLERY

Introduction

Major galleries and libraries in Australia now have extensive digital collections of images. Some of the most important for historians of Aboriginal Australia are those housed in the National Library of Australia and the State Library of New South Wales. Images in the Awaba site are reproduced by permission of the National Library, community members and authors.

1. IMAGES FROM THE NATIONAL LIBRARY OF AUSTRALIA

    1.1: Dry Plate Photograph of Rev L E Threlkeld, 1788-1859
    1.2: Joseph Lycett, Aborigine climbing a tree by cutting steps in the trunk
    1.3: "Magill" (Birabahn). Watercolour
    1.4: Joseph Lycett, Aborigines feeding from beached whales
    1.5: Joseph Lycett, Aborigines hunting kangaroo
    1.6: Joseph Lycett, Aborigines hunting waterbirds
    1.7: Joseph Lycett, Aborigines resting by camp fire, near the mouth of the Hunter River
    1.8: Joseph Lycett, Corroboree around a camp fire
    1.9: Joseph Lycett, Corroborree at Newcastle
    1.10: Joseph Lycett, Fishing by torchlight, other Aborigines beside camp fires cooking fish
    1.11: Newcastle. Hunter's River. New South Wales, c. 1818
    1.12: Joseph Lycett, Newcastle, New South Wales
    1.13: Joseph Lycett, The Sugar Loaf Mountain, Near New Castle, New South Wales
    1.14: Joseph Lycett, Aborigines Spearing Eels

2. NEWCASTLE REGION LIBRARY

    2.1: Toronto Hotel c1940, built on the site of Reverend Threlkeld's Ebenezer mission
    2.2: Swansea 1892, Ralph Snowball (1849-1925)
    2.3: Swansea Heads from Caves Beach, 1960, H.J. Bear (1913-1993)

3. PEOPLE

    3.1: "Biraban (McGill)", 1839, from John Fraser's, An Australian Language.
    3.2: "M'Gill", Alfred T. Agate, December 1839
    3.3: A "New Holland Boy"
    3.4: "Magill" (Birabahn). Watercolour
    3.5: Dry Plate Photograph of Rev L E Threlkeld, 1788-1859
    3.6: Reverend Dr. John Fraser (1834-1904)
    3.7: Margaret, died 14 October 1894
    3.8: Awabakal women Leah, Nola and Kerrie (nee Powell)

4. PHYSICAL EVIDENCE

    4.1: Hafted stone axe
    4.2: Axe Head, Cape Hawke
    4.3: Axe Head, Anna Bay
    4.4: Hand Cleaver, Awabakal Nature Reserve
    4.5: Worimi Cleaver, Anna Bay
    4.6: Bondi Point, Awabakal Nature Reserve
    4.7: Bondi Point, mounted in some gum
    4.8: `Elouera' Scraper, Awabakal Nature Reserve
    4.9: Sokoloff 1977 Plate 1: deliberately flaked back of the artefact
    4.10: Sokoloff 1977 Plate 2: a large hand scraper