First Contact – Trade, Friendship and Conflict

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Parramatta Ferry Wharf, Charles St, Parramatta
$10
Visitor Services/City of Parramatta
88393311

First Contact – Trade, Friendship and Conflict (11 June)

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 experienced guide on this engaging 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.


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Parramatta Ferry Wharf, Charles St, Parramatta
$10
Visitor Services/City of Parramatta
88393311