Meeting Place Conservation Management Plan

The Meeting Place Precinct is historically, socially and symbolically unique to New South Wales, as well as being a place of outstanding national importance.

It is within Kamay Botany Bay National Park, Kurnell, near Sydney’s southern beaches, and is the site of the first encounter between Indigenous Australians and the expedition lead by Lieutenant James Cook in 1770.

The stories of this encounter have inspired feelings of celebration, shame and everything in between. This place is therefore at the heart of an important process of history-making and sense of identity for Australians.

Context (now GML Heritage) developed a Conservation Management Plan detailing a vision that recognises this powerful story and its many nuances, as well as recognising the complexity and mutability of the values of this place.