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Voices from the Secret River: Symposium

Rock, Stone and Sky: Symposium on rock art, archaeology, and indigenous astronomy. Local experts, researchers and astrophysicist present findings from rock art mapping, archaeological fieldwork in the Mangrove Creek Valley, and tracing the pathways of the celestial emu.

Symposium on the Lower Hawkesbury river bringing together knowledge of rock art, tool making and Australian indigenous astronomy. Bob Pankhurst reveals his life time personal exploration of rock art sites around the valleys and ridges of the hinterland and waterways. Honouring the work of Dr Val Attenbrow hear how tools were made, formed and distributed at the Popran/ Peats Ridge quarry and the Mangrove creek area. Ray Norris, Emeritus professor at CSIRO shares his pioneering work guided by elders to uncover the significance of the celestial emu and interconnections between land and sky.

A light lunch in the Spencer village is specially prepared by the chef of Spencer Thai Mr One. Before the symposium enjoy authentic Thai finger food and noodles in the ambience of the Thai garden at this charming local eatery.

Event date

Event Details

4685 Wisemans Ferry Road, Spencer, New South Wales

For National Trust Members: At the ticketing check out enter promo code NTMember for 10% discount


Sunday 28th April - 1pm to 4pm

Entry fees:
Adults $ 65, Members $ 58.5
Prebooking requiredhttps://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/voices-from-the-secret-river-symposium-tickets-8513977225070447545271
Attendance limit:
Less than 50
Onsite facilities:
Other things
you need to know:
Parking is available in front of the Hawkesbury Duck in Spencer