One site, two worlds
This is part of SLM’s new interpretation strategy, which focuses strongly on Indigenous perspectives of Australia’s first Government House, a site of early contact and the seat of British power for the first 57 years of the colony.
The new signage on First Government House Place (the museum’s forecourt), installed in November, helps visitors to navigate and interpret the site and its history from both a colonial and an Indigenous perspective, providing a two‑world view on the significance and impact of the first Government House. The speakers in the evocative site-specific artwork Edge of the trees have been upgraded, allowing visitors to once again enjoy the immersive aural experience of local Indigenous languages.
Inside the museum, we’re opening a new display on Saturday 24 November that presents indigenous reflections on the history of Sydney and colonisation.
Thousands of students learn to warurabanga (make string)Wednesday 14 August 2019
On Thursday 8 August, almost 3,000 teachers and students across NSW took part in a live virtual excursion, direct from Museum of Sydney, the site of first Government House - a unique place from which to explore Australian history from multiple perspectives.