Convict Valley - Mark Dunn
Thursday 22 October 2020
Public Historian and former chair of the Professional Historians Association of NSW and ACT, Mark Dunn has spent two decades investigating the history, heritage and archaeology of the Hunter region.
In 1790 five convicts were washed ashore at Newcastle and welcomed by the Worimi people, it was the first meeting in what would be a very long and dramatic series of events that shaped the Hunter. From the rich colonial past to the stories of the Aboriginal landholders the history of the area has been uncovered.
The Convict Valley brings to light the history and forgotten stories between the convicts, white settlers and Aboriginal inhabitants of the Hunter region.