ONLINE EXHIBITION – ORAL HISTORY RECORDINGS
Please explore our online film content via the links below:
On Country: Stories of Gunditjmara Elders (2018)
In partnership with the Warrnambool Art Gallery, the Koorie Heritage Trust presents the stories of Gunditjmara Elders: Uncle Robbie Lowe, Aunty Christina Saunders, Uncle Andy Alberts and Aunty Bronwyn Razem, these Elders shares stories of their lives growing up in the Western district of Victoria including; life on Framlingham mission, enjoying the Hopkins River and their lives today.
- Uncle Andy Alberts (Gunditjmara Elder) ‘On Country: Stories of Gunditjmara Elders’
- Aunty Bronwyn Razem (Gunditjmara Elder) ‘On Country: Stories of Gunditjmara Elders’
- Aunty Christina Saunders (Gunditjmara Elder) ‘On Country: Stories of Gunditjmara Elders’
- Uncle Robert Lowe Senior (Gunditjmara Elder) ‘On Country: Stories of Gunditjmara Elders’ PART 1 Growing Up
- Uncle Robert Lowe Senior (Gunditjmara Elder) ‘On Country: Stories of Gunditjmara Elders’ PART 2 Artefacts
Produced by the Koorie Heritage Trust , filmed and edited by David Long.
The Canoe Project, Stories from the Collection (2017)
This collection display brings together objects from the Koorie Heritage Trust collection and Victorian Aboriginal community members to share the historical, cultural and social significance of our collection items in their lives, their practice and their community.
- Mick Harding (Taungurung) – Boomerangs
- Kelly Koumalatsos (Wergaia: Wemba Wemba) – Kangaroo Tooth and Echidna Quill Jewellery
- Marilyne Nicholls (Wadi Wadi: Yorta Yorta: Dja Dja Wurrung: Ngarringdjeri: Latji Latji: Yulpagulp: Barrappa Barrappa) – Pine Needle Baskets
- Brendan Kennedy (Tatti Tatti: Wadi Wadi: Mutti Mutti) – Stone Tools and Axe Heads
- Glenda Nicholls (Wadi Wadi: Yorta Yorta: Ngarringdjeri) – Feather Flowers
- Jefa Greenaway (Wailwan: Kamilaroi) – The Canoe Table
This project has been established in partnership with The ARC Centre Of Excellence For The History Of Emotions at the University of Melbourne (www.historyofemotions.org.au). CHE is a multi-sited, interdisciplinary humanities research centre involving 5 universities and key stakeholders from across Australia and internationally. Its broader mission has been to deepen understandings of how emotions have shaped individual, communal and national identities over time. Core to its research has been the question: how have the legacies of past emotional understandings and practices continued to influence politics, society and culture in today’s Australia?
This project and display explores shared interests of KHT and CHE, in particular how artefacts and objects play a key role in symbolising interactions and relationships, making tangible links to community, continuing cultures and connection to country, and shape identities past and present through embodied memories. It shares the historical, cultural, social and emotional significance of selected items from the Koorie Heritage Trust in the lives, practice and communities of 5 Victorian Aboriginal community members.
Listen to your Elders (1980s – 2016)
‘That’s an old tradition that we’ve all grown up with. Listen to your Elders. Respect your Elders.’ Aunty Iris Lovett Gardiner, Gunditjmara, 2003.
The Listen to your Elders exhibition features oral history recordings collected from the 1980s through to September 2018 by the Koorie Heritage Trust. These recordings share experiences and knowledge of our Koorie Elders and explore the very significant role Elders hold in the Victorian Koorie community.
2016 film edits and recordings Listen to your Elders
- Grace Sailor (Yorta Yorta) ‘When I was taken away I was only a toddler’ filmed by Tim Kanoa 2006
- Fay Carter (Yorta Yorta/Dja Dja Wurrung) ‘Your home was where your people were’ filmed by Wayne Atkinson 1988
- Elizabeth Morgan Hoffman (Yorta Yorta) ‘Getting living quarters for young mothers’ filmed by Wayne Atkinson c.1980s
- Elizabeth Morgan Hoffman (Yorta Yorta) & Colin Walker (Yorta Yorta) ‘Talking on Country’ filmed by Wayne Atkinson 1988
The exhibition was launched as part of the Victorian Seniors Festival Celebration Day in October 2016 and is available to watch online. This exhibition has been possible with the support of the Victorian Seniors Festival, the Pratt Foundation and the Victorian Government through the Victorian Seniors Festival and the Office of Aboriginal Affairs Victoria.
Aboriginal Life in Gippsland – A Seniors Perspective (2016)
This film presents the perspective of 16 Aboriginal Elders and Seniors living across the Gippsland area talking about their history, community attitudes to racism, the health system, young people in the area and more. Each of the individual interviews can be found in the Koorie Heritage Trust Oral History Collection.
- Aboriginal Life in Gippsland – A Seniors Perspective filmed by Kaawirn Kuunawarn Hissing Swan Arts, production team: Robbie Bundle, Lisa Forbes, Tim Church & Peter Worland 2016
The film was produced by the Koorie Heritage Trust, in partnership with NADAC (Network Aboriginal Disability and Aged Care Agencies), supported by the Department of Human Services for the Victorian Seniors Festival 2016. Filmed by Kaawirn Kuunawarn Hissing Swan Arts, production team: Robbie Bundle, Lisa Forbes, Tim Church & Peter Worland.
Uncle Sandy Atkinson talks of the Old Murray Cod
Bangerang Elder Uncle Sandy Atkinson shares a story of the Old Murray Cod from his years living on Cummeragunja Station. Full transcript available here.
The Missions Voices Project (2004)
A collaborative online project in partnership with the State Library of Victoria and the ABC.
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