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DigiTalks Archive

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The Harbour Trust is proud to present the DigiTalks Archive....

This curated selection of videos is an opportunity to revisit – or enjoy for the very first time – past instalments in our popular webinar series and gain rich insights into the history of Sydney Harbour, including our network of heritage destinations.

Watch these videos below and head to our YouTube channel to provide comments...

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The Dreamtime Story of Buriburi

In this DigiTalk, presented during National Reconciliation Week 2021, Ray Ingrey (Chairperson, Gujaga Foundation) shared a local Dreamtime Story of Buriburi, the humpback whale, and offered the perspective of Coastal Sydney's Traditional Owners.

The Vernon and the Sobraon

In this DigiTalk, historian, author and teacher Sarah Luke shared the stories of the two nautical school ships moored off Cockatoo Island between 1871 and 1911...

What the Colonists Never Knew

In this DigiTalk, held during NAIDOC Week, academic, author and government adviser Professor Dennis Foley painted a vivid picture of what is was like for Sydney’s Aboriginal Peoples to exist alongside the colonists from 1788 to the present...

Extraordinary Places on Sydney Harbour

In this DigiTalk, Harbour Trust volunteer Julie Evans delved into the stories of our heritage destinations, including Cockatoo Island, North Head Sanctuary, Headland Park, Sub Base Platypus and Macquarie Lightstation...

The Voyage of HMAS Onslow

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of HMAS Onslow’s arrival at the HMAS Platypus submarine base in North Sydney, we spoke to three of the officers who were aboard the Oberon-class submarine on its maiden voyage to Australia…

Bungaree's Farm

In this DigiTalk, author and former journalist Dr Keith Vincent discussed the life and legacy of a celebrated Garigal pioneer, diplomat and leader. The first Australian to circumnavigate the continent, Bungaree had a significant connection to Georges Heights…

The Mystery of the M24 Midget Submarine

In this DigiTalk, archaeologist Stirling Smith shed light on a mystery that captivated Australia for six decades: the whereabouts of the M24 Japanese midget submarine that disappeared following an attack on Sydney Harbour in May 1942...

The Aboriginal Trackers of NSW

In this special talk, marking National Reconciliation Week, historian Michael Bennett shared the stories of the specialised men and women who were once an indispensable part of the NSW justice system...

The Third Quarantine Cemetery

In this DigiTalk, Harbour Trust volunteer Marie Palmer shared the stories of those interred at the Third Quarantine Cemetery. Located at North Head Sanctuary, this coastal cemetery is included on the National Heritage List as a significant example of the nation’s evolving quarantine practices...

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