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Bunurong Tribe : 28-September-2011
Bunurong Tribe : 28-September-2011
Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

Plaque commemorates the Bunurong tribe of Aborigines and the effect of diseases brought by European people which destroyed their way of life.

Location

Address:Purves Road, Seawinds Park, Dromana, 3936
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.358625
Long: 144.950326
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Indigenous

Dedication

Front Inscription

Victoria 150 Growing together 1964-5

This tablet commemorates the BUNURONG people, land holders of the Westernport region from time immemorial, who were among the first Aborigines in Victoria to experience contact with Europeans.   The presence of sealing and whaling crews from the 1820s, and of permanent settlers from the 1830s, brought diseases fatal to the Aborigines and began disintegration of traditional tribal life.

Source: MA,VMR
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