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Sydney Branch: Walk and talk with Verena Mauldon

25 March 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm AEDT

Join Verena Mauldon for a walk and on ‘control and command: the World Heritage significance of the Parramatta Park landscape’

This walk and talk aims to raise awareness of the world heritage significance of the landscape of Old Government House and the Domain, Parramatta Park. The Parramatta Government Domain was an important centre from which convict transportation was implemented. Here decisions were made about the control and administration of the convicts and colony. This is reflected in the landscape, where an estimated 80 to 100 convicts lived and worked, clearing land and producing food as well as constructing roads and public buildings. It was also where agricultural production in Australia and town planning commenced, and was the site of some of Australia’s earliest botanical endeavours.

Parramatta Park is a natural and cultural landscape that is still recognisable as the site where the stablishment of a British military outpost, the dispossession of the Indigenous inhabi tant s and the foundation of a successful colonial settlement took place.

Verena Mauldon is a curator and public historian with over 20 years’ experience at some of Australia’s leading cultural organisations. She has worked at the National Museum of Australia, the Australian National Maritime Museum and at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney. For seventeen years she was Curator of Parramatta Park managing, researching and interpreting the cultural landscape, archaeological sites, buildings and monuments of this World Heritage listed site. Verena is currently working at the NSW Heritage Division


Cost: AGHS Members $20, Non-members $30, Students $5 includes light refreshments. Bookings essential

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Enquiries: David Low 0407 464 876 or 02 9943 1456, email


25 March 2018
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm AEDT
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