A signing on Friday evening was a defining moment not just for one football club and an Aboriginal owned and guided walk, but for history.
The Hawthorn Football Club have signed an official partnership with the wukalina walk to collaborate and help each other with business and culture.
Hawthorn state manager David Cox said the partnership was about perspectives.
"Hawthorn has been in Tasmania for 21 years but that's dwarfed by the longevity of the [Aboriginal] culture that has been here for 40,000 years or more," he said.
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"We were really keen to ensure the First Nations people of Tasmania's story is amplified. It's often a forgotten narrative."
Mr Cox said the partnership was a great way, through the club's Reconciliation Action Plan, to help wukalina walk thrive.
"We have sought the opportunity to work with the wukalina walk to use our expertise in a business regard ... to help them drive commercial sales, and also to use their insights and expertise to educate us," he said.
Wukalina walk general manager Gill Parssey said for them, the partnership was a statement around the value that the palawa community has.
"We see ourselves in an equal partnership with [Hawthorn], because we believe the palawa community is bringing [to the table] 60,000 years of history, incredible resilience and strength, and amazing stories," she said.
Ms Parssey said the wukalina walk team saw the values of Hawthorn aligned closely with those in the palawa community during the 18 months of discussions.
"We took the guys out [to the walk], the football players that came down, they just had a beautiful demeanor about them," she said.
Hawthorn player Jarman Impey said the partnership between Hawthorn and wukalina walk was important.
"I have been on the walk personally, it was such a great, beautiful walk and a lot of culture experience. The more we can spread that, the better," he said.
Ms Parssey said now the football club and walk have partnered, the plan over the next 12 months was to take the mentoring and business opportunities offered.
"Ultimately, we want to tell the story of the palawa. They have an extremely unique culture, and very different from the mainland."