Aboriginal trails make Sydney streets

Sydney’s streets are often described as tangled or illogical, but have you ever wondered what actually shaped the formation of our city’s major arteries?

It turns out that some of the most heavily trafficked streets in Sydney – including George Street, Parramatta Road, King Street and Enmore Road – are actually based on the original tracks and pathways created by Aboriginal people long before the First Fleet arrived in 1788.  

Local artist, educator, and D’harawal Knowledge Keeper Shannon Foster has dedicated her life to preserving and sharing local D’harawal knowledge. She joined Tess for a chat about the fascinating ancient history of Sydney’s streets.

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