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A Bend in the Yarra
A Bend in the Yarra

A Bend in the Yarra

A History of the Merri Creek


100 Pages, 8 1/2 x 10 1/2

Formats: PDF

PDF, $17.95 (US $17.95) (CA $17.95)

Publication Date: November 2004

ISBN 9780855755164

Rights: US & CA

Aboriginal Studies Press (Nov 2004)

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The Yarra Bend Park marks one of the most important post-contact places in the Melbourne metropolitan area, and is of great significance to Victorian Aboriginal people, particularly the Wurundjeri Aboriginal community. At this site was located the Merri Creek Aboriginal School, the Merri Creek Protectorate Station, the Native Police Corps Headquarters and associated Aboriginal burials.The place has added importance in the early twenty first century, as Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australian address the legacies of our contact past.

Author Biography

Ian Clark is a senior lecturer in tourism at the University of Ballarat and has a doctorate in Aboriginal historical geography from Monash University. Toby Heydon is a Melbourne-based historian working in the field of Victorian Aboriginal historical geography.