Aboriginal Elders visit historic Prospect Hill

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by StreetCorner

Elders and representatives from the Aboriginal community visited the heritage listed, Prospect Hill site today as part of the Local Government Aboriginal Network Conference being hosted by Parramatta City Council.

Prospect Hill is an area of national and state significance and was the site of the first reconciliation conference between the Aboriginal community and European settlers on Friday 3 May 1805. The conference was a landmark in Aboriginal-European relations and led to the cessation of hostilities in the Holroyd/Parramatta area, by granting protection to the local Aboriginal community and allowing them to move freely through the land and obtain food.

The site is currently in the process of being redeveloped for community use and will include the relocation of the Reconciliation Stone, a large bluestone rock which has been quarried from Prospect Hill and features a plaque commemorating the bicentenary of the first reconciliation.

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