First Contact – Trade, Friendship & Conflict
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
This is Part 1 of a set of tours – please also see: First Contact – The Imbalance of Power