Gunditjamara Tribe MemorialPrint Page
A plaque commemorates the GUNDITJMARA tribe, who were the original landholders of south-western Victoria. The plaque was installed during Portland`s 150th anniversary, but it is not known who was responsible for installing it.
It is on the reverse of monument depicting the first landing by Edward Henty in Portland.
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -38.34|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||November-1984|
VICTORIA 150. GROWING TOGETHER 1984-5.
This tablet commemorates the GUNDITJMARA tribe, landholders of south-western Victoria from time immoral, who were among the first Aborigines in Victoria to experience contact with Europeans.
By the 1820s, sealing and whaling crews frequented this coast, disturbing Aborigines, introducing diseases fatal to them and causing the beginning of changes to traditional tribal life.