Sunday, 13 May 2012

Djillong and Wathaurong on The Pulse - download the podcast

Djillong and Wathaurong

Greg Mc Henry writes:

"I chat with Uncle David Tournier, Ron Milligan and Glenda McNaughton about our local history, and how they are on a quest to collect as much information and any artifacts that will tell us the real stories. We talk of The Mystery of the Medal? where is Dan Dan Nook's medal now?

Dan Dan Nook (Derdanook) is a Wathaurong man who competed in the early Highland games in the region. He won a medal which proclaimed him to be the 'fastest runner in Geelong'. He was chief of the Barrabool clan. He died of tuberculosis in the Geelong Invalid Asylum in 1870 and is buried in the Western cemetery. After his death there was only one traditional Wathaurong living in the Geelong region.

And we hear about a song written by Ron, about Willem Baa Nip (King Billy), the last of the local Wathaurong.

We also talk about the Geelong One Fire Reconciliation Group that is showing Indigenous films - check their site for more information.

If you have any information or artifacts, call Uncle David on 5277 0044 or call in at 62 Morgan St. North Geelong."

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