Indigenous Tour

ETF.170.1-9. Photo ©  Carl Bento, 2013.

Assorted flakes from Kimberley region, WA. Donated by Macleay Family 1865-1891.ETF.170.1-9. Photo © Carl Bento, 2013.

The University of Sydney is built upon Cadigal land which has been lived on for over 20,000 years before the university was opened.

This tour, led by an Indigenous guide, will weave the history of Aboriginal Sydney with the growth and development of the University of Sydney. Beginning in Victoria Park and ending at the Charles Perkins Centre, this tour winds through the campus and includes a visit to the Macleay Museum.

This tour explores how the lands the university is built upon were used by local communities before European settlement, the history of western intellectual engagement with Indigenous people; and the ways several disciplines of the university utilised traditional knowledge in research and teaching. The tour follows the pathways the University has taken towards reconciliation with the first Australians in recent decades.


The full tour lasts 1.5 hours. A shorter one hour version of the tour is available upon request.

Tours can be booked for Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays), minimum numbers apply. Bookings are essential, and are best made at least a week in advance.

Per person $17.00 (incl. GST)
Senior citizen $10.00 (incl. GST)

For enquiries and bookings, please contact our Public Programs team:

Phone: +61 2 9351 8746