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Guided Tour Waalmbal Birri Heritage and Culture Centre

Thu, 16 June @ 15:00 - 16:00

Based on Captain Cook’s seven week stay on the Banks of the Endeavour River, Cooktown can authentically lay claim to Australia’s first recorded act of reconciliation. The first contact story is of central importance to the beginning of Australia’s modern history and in the spirit of reconciliation, we are sharing it with people from Australia and the world.

Join Loretta Sullivan (President of the Cooktown Re-enactment Association) and Alberta Hornsby (local Indigenous historian and language specialist) as they share the stories and ethos of ‘two cultures, one people’.

Bookings essential 

Bookings can be made at the Waalmbal Birri Heritage and Culture Centre or phone Loretta on 0427 194 820

Not suitable for children under 10.


Thu, 16 June
15:00 - 16:00


Boat House
121a Charlotte Street
Cooktown, QLD Australia
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Cook Shire Council acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land on which Cooktown 2020 commemorations will be held and pay respect to the Elders past, present and future. 

© Cooktown Discovery Festival 2022 – Cook Shire Council