Below are links to helpful resources.
These include organisations that support Coomaditchie and our work.
We are grateful for their support.
Books, Reports & Papers
A History of Aboriginal Illawarra: Volume 1 Before Colonisation
The people that lived in Illawarra long before the lake that bears this name existed, came over several millennia to comprise two major groups, Dharawal and Dhurga. This volume explores the Dreaming and the Law; Land, Forests, Middens; Totems; Fire
Art; and Knowledge, Power and Healing.
A History of Aboriginal Illawarra: Volume 2 Colonisation
The people that lived in Illawarra long before the lake that bears this name existed, came over several millennia to comprise two major groups, Dharawal and Dhurga. This volume explores the impact of colonisation on the lives and country of the Dharawal and Dhurga Aboriginal peoples.
A History of the Aboriginal People of the Illawarra 1770 to 1970
A thematic history of the Aboriginal people in the Illawarra area from 1770 to 1970. It includes several maps that show areas of historical and contemporary significance to Aboriginal people, and identifies sites that are of local or statewide significance.
Murni Dhungang Jirrar - Living in the Illawarra
A book about Aboriginal people's use of plants and animals in the Illawarra area. It includes interviews with Aboriginal people, combined with extensive background research. and explores the spiritual and economic significance of various Illawarra environments to the local Aboriginal people and includes artwork by our own Lorraine Brown.
Noogaleek: Belonging to me, an Aboriginal oral history
This book contains "glimpses" of the oral history of Aboriginal people living in the Illawarra area: Joan Wakeman, Lou Duren, Bill Holmes, Katherine Holmes, Dolly Henry, Fred Moore, Charles Duren, Jim Davis, David Brown, Mary Davis, Linda Davis, Heather Ball, Dorothy Tungai, Irene Maran, Pearl Brown, Margaret Hayles, Joyce Donovan, Roy Kennedy, Kay Maher, Shirley Gadd, Jane Tighe, Esme Cruse, Margrett Gilson.
Wollongong City Council - Public Art
Council coordinates and project manages public art across the city and provides advice to businesses and organisations interested in implementing public art projects. They have been instrumental in supporting Coomaditchie involvement in public artworks throughout our Local Government Area.