Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Coranderrk Mission Station - 150th Anniversary

Thanks to the indefatigible Georgina Gartland for providing this.


A concert to celebrate 
Indigenous Culture & History 
(26 January 2013)

The day will highlight the 150th anniversary of the Coranderrk Mission Station established in 1863. Information on the establishment of the Coranderrk Mission Healesville  will be presented & the story of how Wurundjeri leader William Barak and other elders fought to gain and farm the land only to have the enterprise destroyed by the Aboriginal Protection Board - a hugely significant but often not well known piece of local history. 

Uncle Bill Nicholson

Bill Nicholson (Wurundjeri elder) and Dot Peters whose grandmother was born on Coranderrk will  speak. 
Aunty Dot Peters

The sixth annual Belgrave Survival Day event will include adults , children & family activities such as storytelling and dancing, Indigenous music, talents & performances. There will be loads of other stalls, information and the Coranderrk plant/Christmas Bush (which the mission was named after) will be available.  

Christmas Bush

Further information at ph Davey Heller 0488 619 444 

WHEN: 26TH January 2013
TIME: 12 noon – 4.30 PM
WHERE: Borthwick Park (next to Belgrave Pool) Benson St
BELGRAVE Melway reference 75/F11

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