NAIDOC WEEK 3-10 JULY 2016 2016NAIDOC 13 July 2016 Wurundjeri Triva Night 6-8 pm Fitzroy Bowls Club Denise McGuinnes MC

Indigenous Storytelling for Kids
3:45 pm workshop with cultural educator
Wamba Wamba man Ron Murray, whose warmth, compassion and knowledge raises awareness and is
“a joy to experience” suitable for 9-12 year olds.  At Bundoora Homestead Art Centre 7 – 27 Snake Gully Rd, Bundoora in conjunction with the exhibition: RE-VISIONING HISTORIES.  Bookings at the Bundoora Homestead Art Centre website:


Dust of the Mindye

“The Dust of The Mindye” with foreword by Wurundjeri Elder & Manager of Wurundjeri Cultural Heritage Council’s Education Programs, addresses “Australia’s Pock-Marked History – The use of Biological Warfare In the Conquest of Australia.” Uncle Bill says, “Jim’s ability to find contextual meaning shines through in the Dust of the Mindye.  His gifts as a story-teller are complemented by his intellectual skills and training as a forensic investigator. The result is a compellingly readable book that unfolds like a novel.”

Batman's 'Treaty'

“Batman’s ‘Treaty’ – The True Story. The validity of Batman’s version of his famous negotiations with the Wurundjeri to purchase land for the future site of Melbourne is freshly challenged in this brief and eye-opening account.    “Batman inspired passionate feelings either for or against him, in practically everyone he met or who viewed him through the prism of history.” Here we are treated to a fascinating and detailed analysis of both sides of the story.





REFLECTIVE CEREMONY Bolin-Bolin Billabong: Feb 2016

Uncle Bill Nicholson, Jim Poulter & Gwyn Roberts


February 10th 2016 (Ash Wednesday) members of Reconciliation Manningham attended a special reflective ceremony at Bolin-Bolin Billabong. Organised by the Manningham Uniting Church representative the event drew on commonalities within Aboriginal, Celtic and Judeo-Christian faiths. About fifty people enjoyed the special spiritual qualities of this traditional gathering place, as well as participating in an uplifting smoking ceremony and ritual ash marking conducted by Wurundjeri Elder, Uncle Bill Nicholson and his son Will.
Gwyn Roberts from Uniting Church & Reconciliation Manningham is seen here with Jim Poulter, RM Secy and Uncle Bill Nicholson, Wurundjeri Elder. The event was fittingly accompanied by evocative sounds of the didgeridoo played by Frank O’Neill.

Dreamtime Storytime


Wednesday 28 May 2014: 11:00am – 11:45am, Doncaster Library MC², Ground Floor, 687 Doncaster Road, Doncaster 3108

Elder Uncle John Baxter will delight children with his dreamtime stories and fun exploration of Aboriginal Arts and Culture. Session ideal for children up to 5years. Visit:

Free event, no bookings required. Contact Name Laura Tan Phone Number (03) 9877 8500 or

Wurundjeri Stories at Pound Bend: Interpretive Trail Walk

Wurundjeri tories

Tuesday 3 June, 10.00 am – 12.00 noon
Pound Bend – Warrandyte State Park, Lower Tunnel Car Park
(follow the directional arrows), Pound Bend Road, Warrandyte

Uncle Bill Nicholson will guide a Wurundjeri Stories easy trail walk at Pound Bend, taking a journey back in time to traditional days when the Wurundjeri people cared for the country around Pound Bend. He will share his ancestors stories of survival, hope and loss that was associated with this sacred site, which is one of the most significant sites in Melbourne in terms of Aboriginal removal from traditional lands.

Children will enjoy interactive challenges along the trail walk ,so please bring the family and prepare for wet weather.

Sorry Business Reconciliation Week Launch Event

SorryDay2014Manningham City Council will acknowledge National Sorry Day with a Wurundjeri Elder address. The address will reflect on the importance of the 2008 Apology Speech, and explore its impact on the Indigenous community and the ongoing journey of reconciliation.

The event is set within the stunning 2014 Reconciliation Exhibition entitled ‘Multiplicity’, and features a didgeridoo performance and Aboriginal flag raising ceremony. The event celebrates the launch of Manningham’s National Reconciliation Week Program for 2014.

Monday 26 May (National Sorry Day), 2.00 pm – 3.00 pm
Manningham Art Gallery, MC² (Manningham City Square)
Ground Floor, 687 Doncaster Road, Doncaster