Every part of Australia is, always was and always will be, Aboriginal land. As a community gathering-place, a festival of arts, cultural exchange and celebration and as a site for the sharing of ideas and stories, Ten Days on the Island pays respect to the palawa – original owners and cultural custodians - of all the lands and waters across lutruwita/Tasmania upon which our Festival takes place.

World Premiere

takara nipaluna

Created and performed by Nunami Sculthorpe-Green

90 mins


Nunami Sculthorpe-Green

Kartanya Maynard


Creator, writer Nunami Sculthorpe-Green

Musician Kartanya Maynard

Dramaturge and Mentor Sarah Hamilton

Producer Annette Downs

Production Manager Simon Rush

Assistant Producer Bella Young

Stage Manager Lucy MacDonald

Photographer Jillian Mundy

Event Warnings

This walking tour involves 90 minutes of brisk walking; along the way there are 15 stops, many with seating available, and a toilet break mid-way. It’s a 1.4 km course beginning in the city and finishing near Salamanca. Patrons are advised to dress for the weather. In the event of extreme weather, the tour will be offered as a stationary, indoor talk with visual presentation.

Covid Info

Ten Days on the Island is closely following and implementing all restrictions and recommendations advised by National and State Governments regarding event operations, you can find the relevant government information here.

Contact tracing: Contact information for patrons attending this event will be collected at the point of online, phone or box office ticket purchase. This information will be held for 28 days, in accordance with Government requirements, and used for contact tracing if necessary.

For more information on COVID-19 safety measures in place at Ten Days on the Island, follow this link.

Every day thousands of people walk the streets of nipaluna/Hobart CBD without understanding the events that shaped this city or knowing the significance of Aboriginal history.

This walking tour of nipaluna and its waterfront follows the route taken in 1832 by a group of forty members of the Aboriginal resistance, as they progressed to the old Government House to negotiate an end to the Black War. takara nipaluna – Walking Hobart – gives voice to the palawa (Tasmanian Aboriginal) perspective and continued presence within this modern city, and exposes the layers of history beneath the asphalt.

Created and performed by passionate palawa historian and activist Nunami Sculthorpe-Green, takara nipaluna is informative, provocative, entertaining and surprising. It will lead you to a richer understanding of this place and of the palawa experience here. A revelatory, truth-telling performance that will resonate with you long after the walk ends.

takara nipaluna is a Tasmania Performs production.

The tour is an amplified audio tour with everything provided and cleaned thoroughly between each user. If you prefer to use your own ear buds/headphones you are welcome to bring them, but they must have a cord. Bluetooth will not work with our system.

Rain Option: 
In the unlikely chance of heavy rain, the tour will take place inside Mather’s Place in lecture style with an assisting powerpoint of each location. For light drizzle we will provide light rain ponchos.

Arrival Time:
Please arrive no later than 5:15pm at Mather’s Place on Bathurst St, Hobart, for your CoVid sign in and to be issued with your sound equipment for the tour. If you are running late, the number for the Stage Manager will posted on the door of Mathers House and you can call to find out where you can catch up to the tour. We will begin our walk through nipaluna at 5:30pm.

Dates & Times

Mather's Place Thu 18 March 2021 5:30 pm
Mather's Place Sat 20 March 2021 5:30 pm
Mather's Place Sun 21 March 2021 5:30 pm

Venue Details

Mather's Place

108-110 Bathurst Street, nipaluna/Hobart TAS

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