First Contact - Trade, Friendship & Conflict

Actions and Detail Panel

Sales Ended

Event Information

Share this event

Date and time

Location

Location

Parramatta Ferry Wharf

Charles St

Parramatta, NSW 2150

Australia

View Map

Refund policy

Refund policy

No Refunds

Event description
Join an Aboriginal guide on this walk. Hear the hidden histories unfold of dispossession, trade, friendships and frontier conflicts

About this event

As the site of the extensive government farm and the colony’s first land grants, Parramatta was a place where dispossession of land strongly impacted the lives of Aboriginal people, and so it became a major focus for the early frontier conflicts.

Yet Parramatta was also the setting for a range of largely forgotten stories of trade, co-operation, assistance - and even some unlikely friendships.

Join an Aboriginal guide for the official launch of this exciting new tour to visit the actual sites where these hidden histories unfolded, enjoying a rare opportunity to look closely at the lives of individual Aboriginal people and consider the complex nature of first contact.

See also First Contact – The Imbalance of Power

This tour is suitable for adults and families with high school children. The route is partly along unfenced waterways and shared pathways. Carers must supervise any younger children in their care, who must be able to keep up with the pace of the group.

Bookings are essential. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to start time, for registration. Wear comfortable shoes. Bring a hat, water, snacks and sunblock.

This is a Covid-safe event, and numbers will be strictly enforced. Unfortunately this means that anyone who is not registered will be turned away on the day, and not be able to participate. Please bring a copy of your ticket (a copy on your phone is fine as we just need to sight it), and we will mark you off the list as you arrive. Please do not attend if you have any cold/flu symptoms, or if you have attended any Covid hot-spots in the past 14 days as listed by NSW Health and/or have been asked to self-isolate by NSW Health.

Please also be aware that that the event may be scheduled to be held, or will be held, during a time at which one or more Government directions or regulations may be in force regarding the number of persons attending an event (or the holding of the event itself). If that is the case, then the number of persons permitted to participate may be affected, resulting in Visitor Services being required to or deciding to:

a. cancel or postpone the program or activity;

b. reduce the number of persons who may attend the program or activity;

c. change the venue or location of the program or activity;

In which case You may receive a refund in accordance with our Terms and Conditions of the COVID-19 Refunds and Exchanges. You agree to comply with all Government directions, orders and regulations relevant to attending live events, which may be in place at the time of the event.

If for any reason the activity is cancelled at the last minute due to circumstances outside of our control, you will be notified before or on the day via the preferred contact method you listed upon registration.

If you can no longer make this event, it would be appreciated if you could kindly let us know by reply email.


		First Contact - Trade, Friendship & Conflict image

		First Contact - Trade, Friendship & Conflict image
Share with friends

Date and time

Location

Parramatta Ferry Wharf

Charles St

Parramatta, NSW 2150

Australia

View Map

Refund policy

No Refunds

{ _('Organizer Image')}

Organiser Parramatta Heritage and Visitor Information Centre

Organiser of First Contact - Trade, Friendship & Conflict

Save This Event

Event Saved