Port Phillip Bay: Looking out, Looking in ‒ Aboriginal and Colonial Perspectives
The Kulin Nation’s presence over millennia around Port Phillip Bay, the Birrarung/Yarra corridor, its waterways, swamps and creeks, was clearly a primary formative element in the maritime heritage we share today. The MMHN curated this event to acknowledge the genesis of this shared maritime heritage which is little understood and a source of wonder.
Our Panel explored the context when such sightings changed the known world of each group, forever. Hence the title Looking out, Looking in (‘out’ from the shores and ‘in’ from ships), Aboriginal and Colonial Perspectives.
- Hans Bokelund, Director of Aboriginal Melbourne, City of Melbourne
- Dr Richard Broome, President of the Royal Historical Society of Victoria
- Valentina Bydanova, multidisciplinary curator and arts educator
Held at Theatrette, Library at The Dock, Docklands