Grace Karskens

Aerial view of hills forest and the Hawkesbury River at Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

A list of Aboriginal names for places on Dyarubbin, the Hawkesbury River, has unlocked a wealth of new information.

Hawkesbury River at sunrise

UNSW Sydney's Grace Karskens reveals the complex and controversial history of the Hawkesbury River in her latest book People of the River.

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UNSW's Professor Grace Karskens has won a major fellowship that will enable her to use State Library of NSW archives to research Aboriginal names and stories about the Hawkesbury River.

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The City of Sydney's Working Harbour collection is a brilliant portal to our maritime past and connects us to a very old history, writes Grace Karskens. 

Karskens Gillard inside

Dr Grace Karskens' intimate account of the early days of Sydney in The Colony has won the $100,000 Prime Minister's Literary Award for nonfiction.

Renowned historian Dr Grace Karskens will speak about lost Indigenous urban histories at a free public lecture at UNSW tonight (Thursday, 24th September).