Aboriginal heritage

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Ngargee on Emerald Hill, 1875. (A Corroboree on Emerald Hill in 1840), Artist: W F E Liardet (1799-1878), Courtesy State Library of Victoria

These pages aim to provide an overview of Aboriginal heritage and history within the boundaries of the City of Port Phillip.

For further local City of Port Phillip information, click on the links below:

Festival posters from the Port Phillip City Collection

Posters produced for a variety of events including NAIDOC Week & Yalukut Weelam Ngargee

Art and culture

Contemporary and historical Aboriginal art and culture

Reko Rennie, Crest (Fuschia)

Yalukit Willam: The River People of Port Phillip

Local historian, Meyer Eidelson, provides a suburb by suburb history of the Yalukut Weelam clan of the Boon Wurrung, Port Phillip's first residents.

Boonwurrung Walert Possum Skin Cloak

Prior to the mid-nineteenth century, every member of every language group wore animal skin cloaks.

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