Outlines: Koori artefacts from the Macleay Museum

Club, New South Wales, ET2010.1

Sydney is home to one of the largest outdoor rock art sites in Australia, and the largest population of Aboriginal people anywhere. Across Aboriginal Australia is a great diversity of art and belief practices.

This exhibition brings together painting tools, ochres, shields, spears and clubs that all have their provenance in Aboriginal language regions of New South Wales, such as the Bundjulung, Wiradjuri and Dharug. The exhibition also includes stone tool artefacts from the Penrith lakes area, thought to be around 15,000 years old.

From the deep past to today, the exhibition highlights the continuing artistic traditions of Aboriginal people of New South Wales. This exhibition aims to highlight the largely untold story that these objects can tell us about the regional local knowledge’s of New South Wales and their traditional custodians.