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Paul Irish

Paul Irish is a Sydneysider who works as a historian and archaeologist with heritage consultancy MDCA. For over ten years, Paul has been piecing together the Aboriginal history of coastal Sydney with researchers from the La Perouse Aboriginal community. It was the subject of his 2015 PhD, and the 2016 exhibition This Is Where They Travelled: Historical Aboriginal Lives in Sydney, completed as the recipient of the 2015 NSW History Fellowship. He has published several academic papers, has contributed to the Dictionary of Sydney and City of Sydney Barani websites, and regularly gives public talks and university guest lectures.

Books from this author
Hidden in Plain View
May 2017
Contrary to what you may think, local Aboriginal people did not lose their culture and die out within decades of Governor Phillip's arrival in Sydney in 1788.