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Gunditjamara Tribe Memorial : 24-August-2012
Gunditjamara Tribe Memorial : 24-August-2012
Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

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.

Location

State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.34
Long: 141.601944
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Indigenous
Link:http://www.hss.uts.edu.au/centres/p…

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:November-1984
Front Inscription

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.

Source: MA,RUMV,VMR,ACPH
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