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It Happened on the Hawkesbury

SUNDAY 22 SEPTEMBER 2024

 

Enjoy a River Cruise to the places where it happened on the Hawkesbury River.

 

Trace three unique events while boating along the river - from the drafting of the Constitution to secret operation Jaywick Z force and the largest construction project in the southern hemisphere.

 

 Join historians, maritime experts and floating storytellers for revelations and an in depth journey into the past.  Lunch at a waterside destination. 

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River Cruise

SUNDAY 28 APRIL 2024

9am-1pm

 

Step aboard and be taken back in time into Dyarrubin history. At the mouth of the creek Stephen Gapps describes the many Aboriginal uses of the waterways as places of refuge uncovering the hidden histories of resistance. Pulling up at Gentlemans Halt, hear indigenous historical fiction by writer Julie Jason evoking life on the river in the 1830s. Our historical immersion continues with Max Burns-McRuvie as we cruise upstream towards Singleton's Mill passing Peter Hibbs land grant and an abandoned ochre mine for stories of bolters, bushrangers and early river traders.

SUNDAY 28 APRIL 2024

1pm-4pm

 

The afternoon Symposium brings 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 Val Attenbrow hear how tools were made, formed and distributed at the Popran/ Peats Ridge quarry and the Mangrove creek area. Dr Ray Norris shares his pioneering work guided by elders to uncover the significance of the celestial emu and interconnections between land and sky.

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Symposium

River Cruise + Symposium

Make a day of it enjoy both events.

Buy both tickets together for the full day experience 

9am-4pm
Combined tickets at 10% discount

Heritage Ventures pays tribute to the First Peoples, their heritage and contribution to our contemporary society and acknowledges the First Peoples as the original custodians of the land and waterways.

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