takara nipaluna / Walking Hobart

takara nipaluna/ Walking Hobart

The First and Only Aboriginal guided tour of nipaluna/Hobart

About takara nipaluna

takara nipaluna – Walking Hobart – gives voice to the palawa (Tasmanian Aboriginal) perspective, history and continued presence within this city, and exposes the layers of history beneath the asphalt.

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.

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.

Created by palawa/warlpiri woman Nunami Sculthorpe-Green with dramaturgy Sarah Hamilton the Tasmanian playwright, takara nipaluna is informative, provocative, entertaining and surprising.

takara nipaluna was commissioned and produced by Performing Lines Tasmania.

takara nipaluna was launched as part of Ten Days on the Island Festival in 2021.

In 2022 takara nipaluna is presented exclusively by the Theatre Royal with public tours offered throughout the year.y.


Created by: Nunami Sculthorpe-Green

Dramaturge: Sarah Hamilton

Produced by: Performing Lines TAS

Proudly presented by: Theatre Royal

Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes

First Nations people please note: Aspects of the tour deal with Tasmania’s dark past and include references to people who have died.

Photographs by Jillian Mundy


takara nipaluna is currently open for both public and private bookings. To join a group click below

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We have new tours under development and will be launching new experiences later in 2022 and early 2022.

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