First Peoples arts and culture

Council respectfully acknowledges the Yaluk-ut Weelam Clan of the Boon Wurrung. We pay our respect to their Elders, both past and present. We acknowledge and uphold their continuing relationship to this land.

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.

Reko Rennie, King and Country 2013, acrylic and pigment on linen. Kamilaroi language group. © Reko Rennie. Courtesy of the Artist and Karen Woodbury Gallery

Ngargee held on Emerald Hill (today the site of the South Melbourne Town Hall) in 1840. A corroboree on Emerald Hill in 1840, 1875, W. F. E. Liardet. Courtesy State Library of Victoria

First Peoples local history and culture

The Yaluk-ut Weelam clan of the Boon Wurrung were the first people of the Port Phillip area.

Julie Gough 2004, Intertidal. Mixed natural pigments and materials from Victoria 100 cm x 80 cm, Trawlwoolway language group,© Julie Gough. Courtesy of the Artist and Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi

First Peoples community

Information, resources, policies and community contacts.

Festivals and events

Information on the Yaluk-ut Weelam Ngargee and annual significant cultural days.

Maree Clark, Men in mourning 3, 2012. Mutti Mutti, Wamba Wamba, Yorta Yorta, Boon Wurrung. Gelatin silver photograph, 2012

Yalukit 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. 

Sign location 5, West Beach

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