Post Tour


On this 3 day, 2 night tour, participants will encounter important stories and views of history that unless unlocked by their custodians, today largely remain hidden. The focal point for the tour will be the heritage listed and Aboriginal Place listed Stolen Generations site, the Kinchela Aboriginal Boys Training Home. Further exploration of the Macleay valley will place the events within past and ongoing cultural and historical context.

Image Credit – Peter Solness



Please make your own travel arrangements to arrive at Port Macquarie by 1000 hours.
Suggested flight:
Qantas QF2164, departing Sydney at 0840, arriving Port Macquarie 0950 hours OR
Virgin Australia VA1187, departing Sydney at 0840, arriving Port Macquarie 0945 hours

1030hrs Coach will depart Port Macquarie Airport at 1030 hours and travel to the Birpai Local Aboriginal Land Council Office at 14 Aston St, Port Macquarie.
1115hrs Welcome to Country and introduction to Biripi Country and colonial legacies in Port Macquarie provided by Birpai Local Aboriginal Land Council at 1115 hours, morning tea will be provided.
  Visit Government House at 2 Clarence St Port Macquarie. Discuss colonisation settlement patterns in NSW.
1230hrs Travel by coach to Kempsey (45 minutes). Packed lunch provided during the trip.
1315hrs Kempsey Railway Station visit. Interpret the mechanisms used in Stolen Generations, guided by a Kinchela Aboriginal Boys Training Home survivor.
  Welcome to Country: Introduction to Dunghutti Country and the legacies of colonisation in the Macleay Valley
  Visit the Kinchela Aboriginal Boys Training Home site, guided by Kinchela Aboriginal Boys Training Home survivors
  Enjoy an Aboriginal Bush Tucker dinner at the Kempsey Showgrounds including a screening of Unlocking Our Past to Free Our Future, a Kinchela Boys Home and Macleay Valley community truth telling documentary.

Accommodation: Park Drive Motel (typical 1960s style Australian drive-in motel) x 2 nights
161 Smith St (Pacific Highway), Kempsey New South Wales 2440
Phone: +61 (0)2 6562 1361

  Barbecue breakfast at Park Drive Motel
  Visit the Kempsey Museum, designed by Glen Murcutt AO. Discuss contrast between popular Australian historical themes and the invisibility of 60,000 years of Aboriginal history and culture.

Visit Bellbrook, a historic logging village located in upper Macleay with a significant Aboriginal history. A local Aboriginal guide and Kinchela Aboriginal Boys Training Home survivor will share the story of removal from Bellbrook to Kinchela Aboriginal Boys Training Home.

  Lunch at historic Bellbrook Pub 
  Drive through of Smithtown village. A Kinchela Aboriginal Boys Training Home survivor discusses employment at the Nestle Factory, Smithtown and boxing fights at Smithtown Hall.
  Afternoon tea and interpretation in an agricultural setting at the Old Bank Café, Gladstone village.
  Visit Trial Bay Gaol in Arakoon National Park, South West Rocks
  Dinner at the South West Rocks Surf Club

Accommodation: Park Drive Motel (typical 1960s style Australian drive-in motel) nights 2
161 Smith St (Pacific Highway), Kempsey New South Wales 2440
Phone: +61 (0)2 6562 1361

  Please settle any incidentals on your room account and check out of your hotel.
  Visit Smokey Cape, South West Rocks for a guided tour of Aboriginal cultural landscape with a local Aboriginal guide.
  Enjoy fish and chips for lunch at Hat Head, typical coastal fishing village with endemic coastal bushland setting.
Discover the footprints left by KBH survivors in the wider community, with photographs of KBH boys amongst surf lifesaving memorabilia. An opportunity for conversation and reflections at Hat Head beach.
  Return transfer to Port Macquarie

Suggested flight departing Port Macquarie:
Qantas QF2175, departing Port Macquarie at 1715, arriving Sydney at 1820 OR
Virgin Australia VA1192, departing Port Macquarie at 1740, arriving Sydney at 1855

Hosted by: Kinchela Boys Home Aboriginal Corporation (KBHAC) in partnership with Design 5 – Architects

Tour Cost:
$940 per person based on double occupancy
$1,040 per person based on single occupancy

Tour Inclusions:
• Accommodation as specified (where possible)
• Sightseeing including guided experiences, as per the itinerary
• English speaking commentary
• Breakfast daily and other meals as specified (Breakfast = B, Lunch = L, Dinner = D) including 1 x cultural dinner experience
• Return Airport transfers in destination

Not Included
• Airfares to/from destination
• Meals other than specified
• Personal expenses
• Beverages & anything not specifically mentioned

Domestic airfares to pre and post tour destinations are not included in the ground / base cost of the tour. Please advise the ICOMOS GA2020 Managers of your flight details so that they can arrange your airport transfers. You may still register on the pre and post tours if you have not finalised your travel arrangements. On completion of the registration form, you will be issued with an access key, which you need to record as this key allows you to access and update your booking and registration details at a later date.

Restrictions/Accessibility: TBC

Fitness level: Gentle

Minimum number of participants: 16

Maximum number of participants: 40

Is French speaking commentary available: Yes, if required