Indigenous Heritage Trail guided walk

Please be advised that the walk originally scheduled for Sunday 19 March has been cancelled due to extreme weather. The walk on Monday 20 March will continue as planned. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Hosted by ANU Indigenous Alumni Network

Experience the rich Indigenous history of our ANU campus through this guided trail walk. Learn about the importance of Sullivan's Creek and Black Mountain, bush foods and medicines, ceremony and tradition, and how local Aboriginal people managed their land. Explore the continuing culture and connection to Country.

Please note, this walking tour will be approximately 1km across the ANU campus. We ask you to wear comfy shoes, bring along sun safe protection and a bottle of water.

You will be guided on the tour by:

  • Dr Aunty Matilda House (HonDoc '17), a Ngambri/Wiradjuri Elder and ANU Patron who has dedicated her life to the pursuit of social justice for Indigenous people. Aunty Matilda House helped found the Aboriginal Legal Service in Queanbeyan and was instrumental in establishing the Tjabal Indigenous Higher Education Centre in association with the Indigenous students on campus in 1989.

  • Dave Johnston (BA(Hons) '90), an Indigenous Archaeologist and Anthropologist, Documentary film producer, co-host of Foxtel's Coast Australia season 4 on the History Channel, and co-host of History Hit: An Indigenous History of Australia 2021. Dave is also the Director of Aboriginal Archaeologists Australia and an Academic Staff Member and PhD Candidate at the School of Archaeology & Anthropology, ANU. He is also the former Founding Chair of the ANU Indigenous Alumni Network (2016).

Date: Monday 20 March 2023

Time: 12–1.30pm

Starting location: Kambri Precinct Amphitheatre (Sullivan’s Creek), ANU


Alumni Relations
Phone: 02 6125 5004

Dr Aunty Matilda House and Dave Johnston
Dr Aunty Matilda House and Dave Johnston (Photo supplied by Dave Johnston)


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