ESSAYS, SHORT STORIES AND BOOKS
Jasmine Seymour, Dance
Like to read more about this project and what we discovered? Here are some links to our project publications so far:
OUR DICTIONARY OF SYDNEY PARTNERSHIP
The Dictionary of Sydney at the State Library of New South Wales is an authoritative and lively online encyclopaedia for anything you ever wanted to know about Sydney’s history. We have partnered with the Dictionary of Sydney to publish referenced and illustrated essays.
Please go to the Real Secret River Dyarubbin Project on the Dictionary. Here you’ll find links to illustrated and fully referenced essays as well as the Digital Story Map link. The essays include:
‘The Dyarubbin Project: Aboriginal history, culture and places on the Hawkesbury River’ by Grace Karskens with Leanne Mulgo Watson, Erin Wilkins, Jasmine Seymour and Rhiannon Wright.
‘McGarvie’s List and Aboriginal Dyarubbin’ by Grace Karskens with Leanne Mulgo Watson, Erin Wilkins, Jasmine Seymour and Rhiannon Wright.
More essays will be available in the future.
Jasmine Seymour, Women of Dyarubbin
Our team have also published short essays about the project:
‘Friday Essay: How a long-lost list is helping us remap Darug place names and culture on Dyarubbin, the Hawkesbury River’, The Conversation, 18 December 2020, by Grace Karskens with Leanne Mulgo Watson, Erin Wilkins, Jasmine Seymour and Rhiannon Wright.
‘Exploring Dyarubbin’, SL Magazine, Spring 2019, 15-17, by Grace Karskens.
‘Life and death on Dyarubbin: reports from the river’, Griffith Review, 63, January 2019, 102-106, by Grace Karskens.
Jasmine, Erin and Leanne reading ‘Exploring Dyarubbin’ in SL magazine (Grace Karskens)
Marika Duczynski, Gamilaraay and Mandandanji writer and curator of the Dyarubbin exhibition (2021-2022) has published ‘Knowing River’, Wonderground, Issue Two, 2021, also on the Dictionary of Sydney.
People of the River: Lost Worlds of Early Australia
by Grace Karskens (Allen & Unwin, 2020, RRP AUD 39.99. Purchase online or through any good bookshop)
People of the River is a landmark history of Dyarubbin and its peoples from Deep Time to the nineteenth century. Dyarubbin, the Hawkesbury-Nepean River, is where the two early Australias – ancient and modern – first collided. People of the River journeys into the lost worlds of the Aboriginal people and the settlers of Dyarubbin, both complex worlds with ancient roots.
The Hawkesbury-Nepean was the seedbed for settler expansion and invasion of Aboriginal lands to the north, south and west. It was the crucible of the colony, and the nation that followed.
Winner of the 2021 Prime Minister's Award for Australian History
Winner of the 2021 NSW Premier's Australian History Prize
Co-winner of the 2021 Ernest Scott Prize for History
Winner of the 2021 Henry A. Wallace Award for Agricultural History, Agricultural History Society (US)