First Contact – The Imbalance of Power
Join this revealing walk to visit significant sites were Aboriginal and colonial history unfolded during the first 40 years of the colony.
As a centre of governance for New South Wales, Parramatta was where the first recorded diplomatic protests against dispossession occurred; where the annual Native Feast was held; and where the Parramatta Native Institute, widely recognised as the site of the first institutional removal of children, was located. Yet it was also a place where Aboriginals and colonists sometimes found ways to work together to mutual advantage.
This engaging tour focuses on interactions between the colonial government and the original inhabitants of this land, considering how and why these changed over time.
See also First Contact – Trade, Friendships and Conflict
This tour is suitable for adults and families with high school children, aged 11 years or over.
Bookings are essential. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to start time, for registration. Wear comfortable shoes, bring a hat, water and sunblock.