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Yarra Healing: Wurundjeri story

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This is an article by Wurundjeri Elder Joy Murphy-Wandin about her great-great uncle William Barak, the renowned leader of the Aboriginal people at Coranderrk. It describes their family connection, where Barak was born, how he became Ngurangaeta of the Wurundjeri people and his fame as an artist. It emphasises firstly his role a spokesperson for the people of Coranderrk as they struggled to retain the land, presenting petitions to Parliament and writing to Queen Victoria, and secondly his relationships with the Swiss DePury family and Scotswoman Anne Bon. Linked to the article are three videos also featuring Joy Murphy-Wandin.

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