School of Architecture

Hosted by

The University of Queensland


Saturday 13 October 2018 12:00pm to 3:00pm


Registrations for this event are now closed

Aboriginal Cultural Landscape Walking Tours offers guests a unique urban Aboriginal experience of the cultural landscape of Brisbane City, South Brisbane and Highgate Hill.

Join Aboriginal scholar, Alex Bond on a walking tour of Brisbane, in which he highlights the traditional Aboriginal significance of places throughout this area, discussing important historical events which occurred during the colonial era, and explains the continued Aboriginal significance of the landscape today.

Throughout this walking tour, Alex will stop at various places and landmarks to discuss the cultural geography of the landscape. He will explain what type of socio-economic and cultural activities took place there during traditional times including location of campsites, initiation sites and ritualised fighting sites.

He will also discuss events which have occurred between Indigenous peoples and the New Settlers during historic times such as trade, political acts and resistance activities. Note: wear comfortable walking shoes, hat/sunscreen, umbrella (if raining), drinking water, small snack, notepad and pen, mobile camera/camera, any medical requirements, Go Card or approx. $5.50 for local transport.

Presented by the Aboriginal Environments Research Centre, The University of Queensland.