First Contact – The Imbalance of PowerParramatta Heritage & Visitor Information Centre

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First Contact – The Imbalance of Power

Join a guide on this revealing walk to visit significant sites where our shared history unfolded during the first forty years of the colony, changing the Aboriginal way of life forever.

As a centre of governance for the New South Wales, Parramatta was where the first recorded diplomatic protests against dispossession occurred; where the annual Native Feast was held, bringing many significant Aboriginal leaders to Parramatta; and where the Parramatta Native Institute, widely recognised as the site of the first institutional removal of children, was located.

Yet Parramatta 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.

Wear comfortable shoes. Bring a hat, water, snacks and sunblock.

Event dates

Event Details

346a Church Street, Parramatta, New South Wales
Monday 26th April -10am to 12 noon Saturday 8th May - 10am to 12 noon Please arrive 10 minutes early so we can begin the Tour on time.
Entry fees:
Adults $10
Prebooking required 8839 3311
Attendance limit:
Less than 50
Onsite facilities: