Walking on Country along the Parramatta River
Join a Dharug custodian, a river catchment management expert and a heritage guide to discover how the Parramatta River and its surrounding lands changed over time and how the sustainable management of the River is important for future generations.
Discover how scientific understanding has affected the management of the river and its surrounding lands in the past, the present and into the future.
Aboriginal scientific knowledge influenced the rhythms of life in Burramatta, as it did around the country, ensuring sustainable use of resources. Colonial settlement impacted strongly on the river, and later, easy access to transport meant the establishment of factories along the river, causing massive water and soil contamination issues. Now the science of catchment management is helping to clean up the river.
This tour will consider Dharug methods of caring for waters and country, the pressures put on the river and environs by development and how catchment managers and individuals can contribute to healing the river into the future, using both traditional and modern scientific methods.