First Contact – Trade, Friendship & ConflictParramatta Heritage and Visitor Information Centre

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First Contact – Trade, Friendship & Conflict

Hear the hidden histories unfold of dispossession, trade, friendships and frontier conflicts

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

Event dates

Event Details

Parramatta Ferry Wharf, Parramatta, New South Wales
Google Cooordinates: -33.81363217123153, 151.0102916271757 Parramatta Ferry Wharf, Charles Street, Parramatta
10:00 am to 12:00 noon
Entry fees:
Adults $10, Children $$ 10.00, Concession $10
Prebooking required
Attendance limit:
Less than 50
Onsite facilities:
Other things
you need to know:
paid parking available at City Centre Car Park or Eat Street Car Park in walking distance to the Parramatta Ferry Wharf