Indigenous Engagement

The Indigenous Engagement Branch helps our people to connect with their past and strengthen their future by leading the Library in celebrating and prioritising First Nations voices, memories and collections.

Collections and resources

Gather: connecting Aboriginal communities with collections and stories

An innovative space for Aboriginal communities to connect with their cultural heritage.

Reconnecting Collections to Communities

The Library is working toward making its Aboriginal Historical Collections more digitally accessible. 

Rediscovering Indigenous Languages project

Browse Indigenous Australian language material from our collection.

Muru View: Visualising Aboriginal place and meaning

The DX Lab has partnered with the Library’s Indigenous Services team and creative studio Sandpit to produce this new exciting project.

NSW First Nations family history

Use this guide to find key family history resources for Aboriginal Australians.

Exhibitions and events

Koori Knockout: 50 years

Over 30,000 spectators. Countless sporting heroes. One tournament. Take a front row seat in this major celebration of First Nations sporting excellence.


Dyarubbin, the Hawkesbury River, begins at the confluence of the Grose and Nepean rivers and ends at Broken Bay. This long, winding and ancient river has been home to the Darug people for millennia and is a vital and sustaining resource.

Eight Days in Kamay

On 29 April 1770, the Gweagal people of Kamay (Botany Bay) discovered James Cook and his crew as they sailed into the bay and came ashore.

Sydney Elders

This project by Wiradjuri/Kamilaroi artist Jonathan Jones tells a very personal story of Aboriginal Sydney.

My Weekend with Pop

My Weekend with Pop is an online storybook written and spoken in five Aboriginal languages from across NSW.

Talking Deadly

Catch up on past talks from our Talking Deadly series including conversations with Aboriginal artists, writers, authors and illustrators.

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