Sign situated at entrance way to Fraser Street tram stop on Canterbury Road.
William Thomas was appointed Assistant Protector of Aborigines in 1838. Thomas understood and respected the structure and hierarchy of traditional Yalukut Willam society.
His strong religious convictions and deep spiritual beliefs resonated with the Yalukut Willam. In recognition of his commitment towards the traditional owners, he was given the title Marminata, which translated in Boon Wurrung means ‘the good father’.