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Blue Plaques NSW

Sharing stories of the extraordinary people and events that have shaped our state.


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are advised that this website may contain the images, voices and names of people who have passed away.

Featured stories

Patrick White

Patrick White (1912–1990) was a celebrated novelist, playwright, poet, and political activist. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1973.

Caroline Chisholm

Caroline Chisholm (1808–1877) was a pioneering humanitarian who fought to improve conditions for immigrant women and families.

Caroline Chisholm

Albert (Tibby) Cotter

Australian test cricketer Albert ‘Tibby’ Cotter (1883–1917) was one of Australia’s earliest masters of the art of fast bowling.

The Camden Red Cross sewing circles

The Camden wartime sewing circles played a vital role on the home front during the First and Second World Wars.

CAmden Sewing Circles

Dr Charles Perkins

Dr Charles Perkins (1936–2000) dedicated his life to the cause of civil rights for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Dr Charles Perkins

Betro Abicare (Abikhair)

Betro Abicare (C1870–1938) was a Lebanese immigrant, builder and entrepreneur who made a major contribution to the development of Albury’s commercial centre.

Betro Abicare

Dorothea Mackellar

Dorothea Mackellar (1885–1968) penned the iconic words ‘I love a sunburnt country’ to describe the Australian landscape that captured her heart.

Quong Tart 梅光達

Moy Quong Tart (1850–1903) was a successful restaurateur, tea and silk merchant, anti-opium campaigner, and philanthropist.

Grace Cossington Smith

Grace Cossington Smith (1892–1984) is one of Australia’s most celebrated modernist painters, renowned for her iconic Sydney cityscapes and luminous interiors.

Aboriginal Cultural Heritage

Aboriginal cultural heritage refers to places, object and stories which are significant for Aboriginal people and the story of New South Wales.

Aboriginal cultural knowledge provides crucial links between the past and present and represents an essential part of the identities of Aboriginal people.

More about Aboriginal cultural heritage

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Acknowledgement of Country

Heritage NSW acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout NSW and their deep and continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures, and to Elders past and present.