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
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 www.onefiregeelong.org.au 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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