The AHO produces a reasonably regular newsletter, ‘Yarnupings’, for AHO volunteers and supporters in northern Sydney and Strathfield. Information includes quizzes, walks, recipes, news, articles and opinion about the wonderful and strange world we live in.
Yarnupings September 2020
This issue focuses on the theme of food. There may have been an extra kilo or two sneak up on us during Covid time, so we thought we’d take a look at food from Aboriginal Australia.We write about the amazing Saltwater Women of Sydney, look at some tools used in the collection of food, ponder the way we view food and what to do if you’re out in the field and are recording food found in the archaeological record.
Yarnupings June 2020
This edition looks at the first Australian pandemic, hearth and home, educational resources, national volunteer week, book reviews, quizzes and more.
Yarnupings March 2020
This edition looks at cultural burning, volunteer of the month, AHO museum guided tours, the Schools Dig Program, 20 years of the AHO, Year of the Plant and more.
Yarnupings November 2019
November we look at the Coastal Erosion Project, the real Gringai country, a visit to Noongah Country, 360 photography tours, whispers from the museum, a different perspective on Uluru, a walk in Willoughby Council and more.
Yarnupings June 2019
A new museum exhibit, the Brewarrina Fish Traps, NAIDOC Week, David Unaipon, rainy day ideas, track of the month and unraveling mysteries of old site cards are some of the items in this edition.
Yarnupings March 2019
This is our 19th birthday issue! We look at the AHO in perspective, the mapping massacres website, track of the month and more.
Yarnupings February 2019
We welcome in the new year and have a look at our new home, Freshwater…
Yarnupings March 2018
Shell fish hooks, new finds in Strathfield, how Aboriginal people could be discriminated on being too Aboriginal or not Aboriginal enough, the Koori Knockout, and more.
Yarnupings December 2017
Summer. We welcome Ed to the team, a visit to Broome, the ingenuity of humans past and present, a lighter side of a day in the life of the AHO, the NSW heritage reforms, crossword and quiz and the usual.
Yarnupings June 2017
A look at mapping sites, the AHO volunteer program, the 1967 referendum, in intern’s insights and a collection of fun activities.
Yarnupings December 2016
Yarnupings Issue 3 December
Strathfield Council joins the AHO partnership, a summary of what the AHO is, an example of why we do what we do, a look at a continental myth, some Indigenous commentators and media, book reviews, Christmas stories, quizzes and more.
Yarnupings October 2016
A brief history of legislation affecting Aboriginal people, how to get less lost in the bush, education round up, book reviews, quizzes and more.
Yarnupings April 2016
Photo tips for volunteers, epistemology, Festival time, quizerama, bush food of the month and more.
Yarnupings December 2015
Volunteer snapshot, an intern’s insights, the importance of site location location location, a look at spring, God and smartphones, and we find where Gareth has been.
Yarnupings October 2015
Tips for AHO volunteer monitors, what is a local, the seasons, questions from students in Denmark and quizzes galore.
Yarnupings July 2015
We farewell Gareth our vols coordinator and general rouse-about, a look at outer and inner heritage from the perspective of the Nepal earthquakes, and a wrap on this year’s Festival.
Yarnupings December 2014
A colourful wrap of the year’s activities, including the coastal erosion project.
Yarnupings November 2014
A look at the idea of an unchanging land, fact or fiction, a visit to the World Parks Congress, and to Berry Island.
Yarnupings October 2014
Nearly 15 years of the AHO, bush foods, who was Bennelong, hello from some interns and track of the month.
Yarnupings August 2014
Yarnupings Issue 3 August 2014
A history of site recording in NSW, cookin’ up a storm, track of the month
Yarnupings June 2014
Yarnupings Issue 2 June 2014
Mabo Day, possum cloaks, a visit from the NSW Judicial Commission, the AHO moves to Manly, track of the month and more
Yarnupings March 2014
Yarnupings Issue 1 March 2014
Day of Mourning and Protest, a debate about re-grooving rock engravings, reflections from our Education Officer, shells in a midden, track of the month and more
Yarnupings November 2013
Yarnupings Issue 6 November 2013
An award for the volunteer program, a yarn up, an exotic take on Native Title, the Tranby family, in fear of the field, movie review and more
Yarnupings October 2013
Yarnupings Issue 5 October 2013
Someone finds an interesting bone, life in the defence forces, introducing the interns, quizzes, recipes and more
Yarnupings September 2013
Yarnupings Issue 4 September 2013
Flowers and bushland fire management, fire management Top End style, a look at R.H. Matthews, the AHO gets another award, recipes, vols wrap and more
Yarnupings August 2013
Yarnupings Issue 3 August 2013
The past repeating, Festival feedback, a loot at W.D. Campbell recorder of rock engravings, intern insights, winners of our design comp and more
Yarnupings June 2013
Yarnupings Issue 2 June 2013
Notes from Tasmania, intern insights, God and lawns, the AHO’s new recording device, recipes and more
Yarnupings April 2013
Yarnupings Issue 1 April 2013
A hello from an old North Sydney friend, Indigenous surfers, site predictions, and more
Yarnupings December 2012
Yarnupings Issue 9 December 2012
A look at skin, a galactic perspective, our new intern, Aboriginal war commemoration, recipes, quizzes and more
Yarnupings November 2012
Yarnupings Issue 8 November 2012
Why not to get kidney stones, discrimination and projection, insights into Aboriginal life, Gulgadya Muru and Manly Dam, track of the month and more
Yarnupings September 2012
Yarnupings Issue 7 September 2012
Volunteer site monitoring, a question about evolution, Education wrap, quizzes and more
Yarnupings August 2012
Yarnupings Issue 5 August 2012
Vandalism, a look at anthropology, Geoff’s work in the field, and more
Yarnupings July 2012
Yarnupings Issue 4 July 2013
Archaeology and prejudice, a welcome to Jimmy, insights from the interns, Aboriginal canoes and more
Yarnupings June 2012
Yarnupings Issue 3 June 2012
A visit to Byrock waterhole, archaeology and climate change, tracks and tracking, movie review and more
Yarnupings March 2010
Newsletter 2010 March – Email version
10 year anniversary, heritage rangers around the world, inside the AHO museum, our volunteer program and more