Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung histories in early colonial Melbourne: Country, Ancestors, and the management of newcomers

This lecture explores Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung histories of the early period of the invasion of their Country. In this lecture, Rachel – a non-Indigenous historian – and Karen – a Wurundjeri Elder and Traditional Owner-historian – outline how we came to work together and the development of our collaborative research relationship as an example of new directions in Indigenous history.

In their work together, they focus on extracting material from the archive that uncovers the lives of Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung ancestors, their defence of their Country, and their custodianship of culture as they manage the invasion of their land. In their lecture, they will outline important examples from their research that illustrate Wurundjeri responses to the invasion and efforts to protect Country and culture. They will also discuss the value of this knowledge for contemporary Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung people.

This is a hybrid delivery lecture - both in person at the RHSV and also via Zoom.


February 21, 2023 at 5:30pm - 7pm
Royal Historical Society of Victoria
239 A'Beckett St Melbourne
Melbourne , VIC 3000
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Christina Browning · · 9326 9288
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