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There is a long history of Aboriginal associations with the Cooks River catchment found from the archaeological past, and oral and documentary history from more recent times.

Dr Paul Irish, a historian with over 15 years of experience in Aboriginal heritage management, has compiled a newly completed, comprehensive Aboriginal history of the Cooks River.

This project compiles and reviews previous research and records to create a comprehensive narrative of the Aboriginal history of the Cooks River catchment, including oral histories and a database of sources.

This project was launched and showcased at the Cooks River Culture and Country event on 16 June 2017.

Download a copy of the publication.

View the Oral Histories exhibition.

This project was supported through funding from the Australian Government.