Aboriginal Women's Heritage: Wollongong

Author(s): Department of Environment and Conservation (NSW) (Ed)

New South Wales | Indigenous | Women

This booklet records the stories of 9 Aboriginal women from the south coast region of NSW and describes the cultural attachment Aboriginal women have to their local landscape.

This booklet is one of a series that records the stories Aboriginal women in New South Wales. The booklets were part of a project designed to raise the profile of the unique historical experiences of Aboriginal women. The series won the 'cultural heritage' category of the Energy Australia National Trust Heritage Awards in 2005.


The stories in this booklet centre on Wollongong and focus on everyday life at Hill 60, Port Kembla, before people were forced to evacuate in response to the Japanese bombing of Sydney. The womens' accounts describe many aspects of life at Hill 60 and later at the Official Camps in Port Kembla. Other stories describe their journeys as young women often involving several moves during childhood and employment in domestic service and the factories of Sydney.

Secondhand. Very good condition. Cover has some minor scuff marks. Notes in pen on inside front cover.

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781741370652
  • : Department of Environment and Conservation (NSW)
  • : December 2004
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Department of Environment and Conservation (NSW) (Ed)
  • : Softcover
  • : English
  • : 47
  • : Yes