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Curator’s Talk on the ’11 Stories from the River Dyarubbin’

11 Stories From The River Dyarubbin
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As part of NSW Seniors Festival, everyone is encouraged to attend the Curator’s Talk at Hawkesbury Regional Museum on Wednesday, 20 March 2024. 

In line with the statewide Seniors Festival’s motto, ‘Reach Beyond!’, Museum Curator Rebecca Turnbull will explore interesting insights about the exhibition, 11 Stories from the River Dyarubbin, and showcase the exhibition’s included audio walks by listening on location. 

According to the Hawkesbury Regional Museum, the exhibition consists of stories, videos, objects, and artwork. It is a joint project between the Museum and community members focusing on Dyarubbin as the Dharug people’s home and sharing stories about the historic river. 


11 Stories From The River Dyarubbin Exhibit
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11 Stories from the River Dyarubbin is a collaboration of people from different walks of life in the wider Hawkesbury area. Over 80 contributions came from Dharug educators, descendants of early settlers, long-term residents, students, historians, and scientists. 

“Rebecca will focus on the stories, objects, and artwork that shape the exhibition. This is the chance to reach beyond the Museum and participate in a journey along the river guided by one of 11 recorded audio walks,” the Museum said. 

Join the late-morning talk by booking your tickets online via Eventbrite: Curator’s Talk – Reach Beyond the Museum for NSW Seniors Festival. The event will run from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

Composer/producer Oonagh Sherrard leads the collaborative public artwork with the Hawkesbury Regional Museum, Dharug Custodian Aboriginal Corporation, Western Sydney University Sustainable Futures, and Hawkesbury Historical Society. The NSW Government supports the project via Create NSW, Museums and Galleries NSW, and the Australia Council for the Arts.


Nsw Seniors Festival Reach Beyond Social Tile
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The exhibition was launched on 9 September 2023, while the previous Curators Talk about the exhibit was held on 22 November last year. 

The NSW Seniors Festival runs from 11 to 24 March 2024, acknowledging the roles and contributions of seniors with events, classes, and performances across the state such as Premier’s Gala Concerts and Seniors Festival Expo.

The Hawkesbury Regional Museum is located at 8 Baker Street, Windsor, NSW 2756. 

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