The Nillumbik Reconciliation Group has prepared an excellent CD-ROM resource for school children covering the Wurundjeri way of life before colonisation took place. You are able to download a free 10-page sample from the link above. To purchase the full kit, contact the Nillumbik Reconciliation Group.
“When the Wattles Bloom” is a book by Shirley Wiencke about the life and times of William Barak who was born around 1823 and the great changes that were taking place to his community and country.
A Deadly Story article covering the formation of the Coranderrk mission and its years of operation during which the Wurundjeri people were forced to live here, through to its eventual closure.
Aboriginal communities across Australia have boundaries that are defined by mountain ranges and waterways. Traditionally, to cross these boundaries or enter community country you needed permission from the neighbouring community. When this permission was granted the ceremony now called Welcome to Country took place. Each community had its own way of welcoming to country, and they still do today. This is a very accessible welcome that introduces and gives meaning and explanation within the text to the customs and symbols of Aboriginal Australia.
The First Australians, Episode 3 – Freedom of our Lifetime
The Coranderrk Aboriginal Reserve (recently National Heritage Listed) influenced the development of protection, segregation and assimilation policies for Aboriginal people in Victoria during the 1860s. This film honours the story of two significant Aboriginal leaders, Uncle William Barak and Uncle Simon Wonga.