Dreamtime Storytelling with Murrindindi and Aunty Dot
Wurundjeri, also known as the Yarra Yarra tribe, was one of the three tribes that shared the Upper Yarra and Healesville areas. As Melbourne’s traditional custodians of the land and of local Aboriginal culture, the Wurundjeri roamed throughout an area from Healesville to Lake Eildon, towards Westernport Bay and as far as Wonthaggi.
Murrundindi is directly descended from two great Wurundjeri leaders, William Barak and King, Bebejern,via his mother, Gumbri, who has taught him to esteem and honour his Aboriginal heritage. He is an elder of the Wurundjeri people. He wants his work to follow in the footsteps of his ancestors by sharing the culture and history of the Yarra Yarra people through traditional dancing, dreamtime stories, music, and through his language as spoken in the Dreamtime.
Aunty Dot Peters
For over 40 years, Aunty Dot has been a part of the reconciliation process in Victoria. Her involvement seemed natural and inevitable to her, and became as much about reconnecting with her own ancestry as promoting cultural awareness to the wider community. She reflected on her own history and was inspired to write a Dreamtime story about how Badger’s Creek got its smooth rocks and clear water. She will tell you this story on the day.
This session is part of the Coroboree which is happening at Healesville Sanctuary from the 28 March until the 12 April and then for weekends until the end of May. Check the zoo website for events.
Badger Creek Rd
Healesville VIC 3777
Melways Reference: 278 E8
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