28 Nov
300 Minutes
$10

Mapping the Syrian Experience of Redfern: Time, Place, Extent

Public Program

Join exhibiting artist from MAPBM: Fabrik, Vivienne Dadour, along with Paul Convy and Freda Backes from the Australian Lebanese Historical Society as they take you on a journey through Redfern and Waterloo highlighting the social history of Syrian/Lebanese pioneer settlers and their deep connection to this neighbourhood.

Lebanese settlement is of historical significance for the Australian community. These early Lebanese pioneers came from regions now called Lebanon which were in the province of Syria, part of the Ottoman Empire.

Beginning at the corner of Elizabeth and Redfern Streets at Redfern Park, Paul and Freda will share stories about the early Lebanese migrants as we visit key sites exploring an often overlooked Sydney community.

A chartered bus will depart the Gallery in Emu Plains at 10am, arriving at Redfern for 11am. The chartered bus will return to the Gallery at 3pm. Social distancing will be practiced and face masks are advised.

Bookings are essential with a maximum capacity of 20 at this event.

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