We-Akon Dilinja is a mourning reflection event. In 2022 the event was held at Alfred Square at 6 am Wednesday 26 January.
This was the third year the event has been held as part of City of Port Phillip's commemorations on Australia Day, presented in partnership with the Boonwurrung Land and Sea Council.
First Peoples arts
The City of Port Phillip cares for contemporary and traditional First Peoples works in the Port Phillip City Collection. Discover art works including our magnificent Boonwurrung Walert (possum skin) Cloak.
First Peoples local history and culture
The Yaluk-ut Weelam clan of the Boon Wurrung were the first people of the Port Phillip area.
Festivals and events
Information on the Yaluk-ut Weelam Ngargee and annual significant cultural days.
First Peoples community
Information, resources, policies and community contacts.
Yalukut Willam signs
Ten cultural markers form a self-guided tour of Port Phillip providing information on significant Aboriginal landmarks and historical figures from the region.
First Peoples or Nation
The term First Peoples, First Australians or First Nations is used as preferred terms on this website, after consultation with local stakeholders and in line with language used by Creative Victoria, rather than Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Koorie and Indigenous Australians.