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We research Aboriginal history and help bring the stories of people and places to the broader public - both onsite and online.

Having undertaken detailed Aboriginal historical research across Sydney and further afield for the past 20 years, we are able to draw on a considerable research expertise and an extensive range of historical information to provide histories that are tailored to each place and to your particular needs. We also work with Aboriginal people and others skilled in the recording of oral histories and ensure that appropriate protocols are developed for the use and sharing of Aboriginal knowledge.

We are particularly committed to bringing the remarkable stories of Aboriginal people to the broader public. We have done this online through the production of local Aboriginal histories and place-specific histories on the City of Sydney Barani Aboriginal history website, and educational websites. We also offer advice and provide research services for the development of onsite history and heritage interpretation.

We are skilled at providing Aboriginal historical and heritage contexts for place managers, and have developed historical overviews for Sydney Opera House, the City of Sydney, Sydney Living Museums properties including Vaucluse House, Elizabeth Bay House, Elizabeth Farm and Rouse Hill House. We also research and write Aboriginal histories to inform local government Aboriginal heritage studies.

Our historians also talk regularly to public audiences, the media, students and other organisations about Aboriginal history. 

Coast History and Heritage wholeheartedly endorse the 2019 Value of History Statement, issued by the History Council of NSW. Click here to read and endorse the statement

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