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Main Title: The message tree project (2018-2019) Williamstown : outcomes report for handover to Hobsons Bay Council 11 July 2019 / prepared by Greg Thorpe, Shared History Facilitator Yalukit Marnany Pty Ltd.
Author: Thorpe, Greg
Yalukit Marnany Pty Ltd.
Hobsons Bay (Vic. : City). Council
Williamstown Police
Get Up Out West
Year: [2019]
Collation: 26 pages plus 89 pages of appendices : colour illustrations, electronic resource ; PDF
Subject: First Nations Australians - - Land and landscape
First Nations Australians - - Frontier life
Boon Wurrung (First Nations Australian people)
First Nations Australians
First Nations Australians - - Stories and religion
Williamstown (Vic.) (Bunurong Country)
The story of an ancient sheoak in Williamstown significant to the Boonwurrung indigenous people and known as The Message Tree to European settlers is being brought to life. Indigenous community members, historians and police are searching for descendants of historical figures who tried to save the tree, which stood at the foot of Thompson Street between the Old Customs House and Williamstown Police station. The tree was used by Europeans to post messages and share news, while the Boonwurrung conducted formal ceremonies at the site. The Message Tree project is being led by Williamstown Police and Hobsons Bay reconcilation group Get Up Out West, who have partnered with consultant company Yalukit Marnang, owned by descendants of the Boonwurrung. Yalukit Marnang Greg Thorpe said the tree stood in Nelson Place until 1856, when it was removed to build the roadway.

"Funded by a Vibrant Community Grant provided by Hobsons Bay City Council"-- Cover. Cover title.
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Electronic Resources Library Computers Folder: First Nations Available Not for loan