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takara nipaluna, Walking Hobart

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takara nipaluna

Join palawa/warlpiri woman Nunami Sculthorpe-Green on takara nipaluna, Walking Hobart in Tasmania. takara nipaluna gives voice to the palawa, Tasmanian Aboriginal perspective, history and continued presence within this modern city, and exposes the layers of history beneath the asphalt.

Nunami delivers an informative, provocative, and entertaining experience. It will lead you to a richer understanding of this place and of the palawa experience here. A revelatory, truth-telling performance that will resonate with you long after the walk ends.

Insights into your experience

Join Nunami as she takes you on a walking tour of nipaluna, Hobart and its waterfront follows the route taken in 1832 by a group of forty members of the Aboriginal resistance, as they progressed to the old Government House to negotiate an end to the Black War. takara nipaluna, Walking Hobart, gives voice to the palawa, Tasmanian Aboriginal perspective, history and continued presence within this modern city, and exposes the layers of history beneath the asphalt. 

This walking tour involves 90 minutes of brisk walking, along the way there are 15 stops, many with seating options available, and a toilet break mid-way. It’s a 1.4 km course beginning in the city and finishing near Salamanca. Patrons are advised to dress for the weather. In the event of extreme weather, the tour will be offered as a stationary, indoor talk with visual presentation.

Nunami delivers an informative, provocative, entertaining and surprising experience. It will lead you to a richer understanding of this place and of the palawa experience here. A revelatory, truth-telling performance that will resonate with you long after the walk ends.
From lived experience, Nunami is well aware that our stories have been excluded and hidden from the colonial space that is Australia. Join her on the only palawa walking tour of nipaluna/Hobart.

takara nipaluna is 100% Aboriginal owned and operated and was launched as part of Ten Days on the Island Festival in 2021.
 

Inclusions

Aboriginal guide

You should bring

Camera
Hat
Sunscreen
Walking shoes
Water bottle
Wet gear

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Things to know

This is a 90 minute walking tour running from 6:00 - 7:30pm commencing at Mather's Place on Bathurst St, and ending at Parliament House Gardens, Hobart. This tour runs with a minimum of 5 people and maximum group size of 30 people.

Arrival Time
Please arrive no later than 5:45pm at Mather's Place on Bathurst St, Hobart. A COVID sign-in will be issued with your sound equipment for the tour. We will begin our walk through nipaluna at 6:00pm. 

Headphones
The tour is an amplified audio tour with everything provided and cleaned thoroughly between each user. If you prefer to use your own earbuds/headphones you are welcome to bring them, but they must have a cord. Bluetooth will not work with our system. 

Parking
There is paid on-street parking in and around Bathurst St or given we finish at Parliament House Gardens, you may prefer to park in the Salamanca Square car park (closes 8:00pm) or Argyle St car park (closes 10:00pm) and walk the 1km to the start of the tour. Please note: Hobart Central Car Park (the closest to Mathers House) closes at 6:30pm. 

Accessibility
Fully wheelchair accessible, the tour is 1.4km with 15 stops, including an accessible toilet break halfway through, and a number of sit down locations. The walk is mostly downhill, with one incline from The Mall to Franklin Square. 

Wet Weather
The tour will proceed in wet weather, so please dress and wear footwear appropriate to the conditions. For light drizzle we will provide rain ponchos, or you can bring a brolly! If conditions look decidedly uncomfortable, we may need to postpone and will let you know in advance. 
The waterfront can be cool. Please dress for our fabulous and ever-changeable Hobart weather.  http://www.bom.gov.au/places/tas/hobart/ 


Meeting point

Mather's Place, 108-110 Bathurst Street, Hobart. Mather's Place is the building between the Hobart Library and the Playhouse Theatre. The entrance is via the small grassy courtyard off Bathurst St, where you'll find a seating area and a set of sliding glass doors. https://goo.gl/maps/4LpuJFtREAN5udFJA

Location

nipaluna, Hobart waterfront

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