Aboriginal Australians family history

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander visitors are kindly advised that this website includes images, sounds and names of people who have passed.

All users should be aware that some topics or historical content may be culturally sensitive, offensive or distressing, and that some images may contain nudity or are of people not yet identified. Certain words, terms or descriptions may reflect the author's/creator's attitude or that of the period in which they were written, but are now considered inappropriate in today's context.

Key to library resources

Access anywhere with a library card In the Library (or anywhere with a Library card for NSW residents)
Available to access in the library Only in the Library
Publicly available online Publicly available

Books with Aboriginal family histories

You can find Aboriginal genealogies for people who lived in New South Wales in these books.

We have sorted the books by Local Aboriginal Land Council regions. Click the name of the book to view the catalogue record.

Sydney and Newcastle region

Western region

North Western region

South Coast region

Indigenous services at the State Library of New South Wales

Three people standing in front of a wall

Indigenous Engagement team (pictured above) at the State Library of New South Wales partner with Indigenous communities to share and celebrate stories of Indigenous Australia.