Dr Charles Perkins (1936–2000) dedicated his life to the cause of civil rights for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.east
Grace Cossington Smith (1892–1984) is one of Australia’s most celebrated modernist painters, renowned for her iconic Sydney cityscapes and luminous interiors.east
Australian test cricketer Albert ‘Tibby’ Cotter (1883–1917) was one of Australia’s earliest masters of the art of fast bowling.east
Caroline Chisholm (1808–1877) was a pioneering humanitarian who fought to improve conditions for immigrant women and families.east
The Camden wartime sewing circles played a vital role on the home front during the First and Second World Wars.east
Dorothea Mackellar (1885–1968) penned the iconic words ‘I love a sunburnt country’ to describe the Australian landscape that captured her heart.east
Moy Quong Tart (1850–1903) was a successful restaurateur, tea and silk merchant, anti-opium campaigner, and philanthropist.east
Betro Abicare (C1870–1938) was a Lebanese immigrant, builder and entrepreneur who made a major contribution to the development of Albury’s commercial centre.east
Patrick White (1912–1990) was a celebrated novelist, playwright, poet, and political activist. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1973.east
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.
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.