We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land, the Gai-mariagal Peoples.  We pay our respects to the Elders past and present.

First Nations People should be aware that this website may contain images or names of people who have since passed away.

Wed 01 June, 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Chatswood Library
409 Victoria Avenue
Chatswood NSW 2067

Join Gai-mariagal Elder and Traditional Knowledge Holder, Professor Dennis Foley as he discusses his most recent book, ‘What the Colonists Never Knew – A History of Aboriginal Sydney’. Professor Foley will paint a vivid picture of what it was like for Sydney’s Aboriginal Peoples to coexist alongside the colonists from 1788 to the present, and share perspectives and stories of the Gai-mariagal Country, today known as the Northern Sydney region.

Professor Dennis Foley is a Fulbright scholar, a dual Endeavour Fellow, and a member of the Business Government and Law Faculty at the University of Canberra. His main research focus is towards the emerging discipline of Indigenous enterprise and entrepreneurship. His publications focus on social inclusion and cross disciples such as Indigenous Literature, Indigenous History, Indigenous Studies, Business Management (Entrepreneurship) and Indigenous Epistemology and Pedagogy.

Dennis’ matrilineal connection is Gai-mariagal of Northern Sydney, and his patrilineal connection is to the Wiradjuri people of the Turon River region. He is active within the Indigenous community and Indigenous business associations. He has also received several ministerial appointments to state and federal Advisory Committees and currently researches in Canada, Ireland and across Aboriginal Australia.

This talk will be held in the Creator Space at Chatswood Library. Light refreshments will be provided.

Cost: Free

Enquiries Contact: Susan Chen – Community Projects Officer

Enquiries Email:  susan.chen@willoughby.nsw.gov.au

Event Enquiries Phone Number: 02 9777 7592

Book online