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Aborigines - Life in the early days of white settlement
Melbourne, with its bay and river was an attractive site for a settlement to white Europeans. Not...
Aborigines - pre-European settlement
In 1835 the area that would become Melbourne belonged to Aboriginal clans who spoke two dialects of a common...
The Wurundjeri-willam clan, a large clan of Woiwurrung speaking Aboriginal people was divided into 3 smaller...
Merri Creek is one of five major north south flowing tributaries of the Yarra River, flowing perennially from...
Merri Creek Aboriginal School
The first Aboriginal schools was established at Narre Narre Warren Protectorate Station in 1842. The teacher...
Merri Creek Protectorate Station
Formed in England in 1837, the Aboriginal Protection Society aimed to reduce tension between settlers and...
Native Police Corps
The Native Police Corps was established in 1837 by William Lonsdale to help police local Aboriginal tribes....
Pastor Sir Douglas Nicholls
Pastor Doug Nicholls was born in Cumeroogunga NSW in 1906. His elder sister Hilda was taken from the family...
In July 1861 Thomas Bungelleen, a 15 year old Aboriginal, ran away from Merri Ville Lodge, West Northcote...
William Thomas (1793-1867)
William Thomas was born in Westminster, England, to Welsh Parents in 1793. He had been a school principal in...
Wurundjeri of Darebin
White settlers knew the Wurundjeri as the ‘Yarra’ tribe. They were closely associated with the...
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