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Pre-European Indigenous culture on the Mornington Peninsula — Talk by Gary Presland
October 16, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Auditorium, Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria Cranbourne Gardens
Cnr Botanic Drive and Ballarto Road Cranbourne 3977
At the time Europeans entered the Port Phillip region, the area was occupied by a number of Indigenous clans. Those clans whose estates comprised the area of the Mornington Peninsula, spoke Boon wurrung and were part of the Kulin nation. The ways in which the Boon wurrung made a living, and how they were connected to other members of the Kulin will be detailed in Gary Presland’s talk on Sunday 16 October.
Gary Presland is an archaeologist and historian who is best known for his work on the Indigenous history and natural history of the Melbourne region. He is published widely on these subjects, his most important books being The place for a village: how nature has shaped the city of Melbourne(Museum Victoria, 2008) and First people: the Eastern Kulin of Melbourne, Port Phillip and central Victoria (published by Museum Victoria, 2010).
Gary is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society of Victoria, an Honorary Fellow of The University of Melbourne and an Honorary Associate of Museum Victoria. In his spare time he is an editor of The Victorian Naturalist.
For further information contact Christine Kenyon