Saturday, 10 December 2011

GOFRG members & friends at the grave of Willem Baa Ni Ip

Geelong One Fire Reconciliation Group members & friends met by the grave of Willem Baa Ni Ip (King Billy) at Western Cemetery in early December.

Ron Milligan talked movingly about what he has found out about the life and final years of Willem Baa Ni Ip (born 1836 – died 1885) and other Barrabool Tribe members, including the impact of settlement / squatters on their lives.

More information about Willem Baa Ni Ip will be available on a website which we plan to launch at Reconciliation Week in May 2012, with information and resources provided by Uncle David Tournier at the Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-op plus GOFRG member Ron Milligan and other people.

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