The Aboriginal History of Yarra

16. Acknowledgements

The content for this website was written by Yarra City Council officers Emily Fitzgerald and Daniel Ducrou, under the guidance of the Wurundjeri Tribe Land Compensation and Cultural Heritage Council Committee of Management. Background information, images and videos were drawn from a variety of sources.

Wurundjeri Council staff, members and associates to be thanked (in alphabetical order) include: Ashley Firebrace-Kerr, Stephen Fiyalko (CEO), Megan Goulding (former CEO), Colin Hunter Jnr, Doreen Garvey-Wandin, Marg Gardiner, Dianne Kerr, Mandy Nicholson, Bill Nicholson, Fjorn Nrojf, Ringo Terrick, Charley Woolmore and Annette Xiberras.

Acknowledgement is due to Bryan Andy, John Brown, Pam Pederson, Troy Austin, Lorina Lovett and Kimba Thompson (Sista Girl Productions). Also to the following community members for giving permission to include their digital stories: Deborah Deacon, Howard ‘Choc’ Edwards, Frances Gallagher, Kelvin Onus, Marlene Scerri and Arika Walau.

The publication draws upon the work of a number of writers and historians. It should be pointed out, however, that the work does not necessarily represent the views of those historians. Any factual errors are entirely our own. Special thanks to Gary Presland, who provided advice during early drafting processes. Other historians and writers to be thanked, in alphabetical order include: Bernard Barrett, Beverley A. Blaskett, James Boyce, Richard Broome, Dr Shaun Canning, Peter Christiansen, M.F. Christie, Dr Ian D. Clark, Penelope Edmonds, Meyer Eidelson, Isabel Ellender, Edmund Finn, Don Garden, Megan Goulding, Dr Laura M. Kostanski, Rod Macneil, Mary Menis, A.G.L. Shaw, Frances Thiele and Patrick Wolfe.

Thanks also to Yarra City Council officers Aldo Malavisi, Bernadette Collins, Sarah Ernst, Julie Turnbull, Jessica Matrakis, Lee Amundsen, Toby Walker and Kirsty Baird. A special thanks to Councillor Sam Gaylard, who initiated this project after a conversation with Wurundjeri Elder, Colin Hunter Jnr, and Cr Amanda Stone, who has provided many years of support for work in this area.

This website is very much a collaborative project and a work-in-progress. Please contact The City of Yarra (click the icon on the bottom right corner of this page) if your name is missing from these acknowledgments or if you would like to contribute to the project. All effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information but if you do find errors, please contact us – we would love to hear from you!

The content for this website was written by Yarra City Council officers Emily Fitzgerald and Daniel Ducrou, under the guidance of the Wurundjeri Tribe Land Compensation and Cultural Heritage Council Committee of Management. Background information, images and videos were drawn from a variety of sources.

Wurundjeri Council staff, members and associates to be thanked (in alphabetical order) include: Ashley Firebrace-Kerr, Stephen Fiyalko (CEO), Megan Goulding (former CEO), Colin Hunter Jnr, Doreen Garvey-Wandin, Marg Gardiner, Dianne Kerr, Mandy Nicholson, Bill Nicholson, Fjorn Nrojf, Ringo Terrick, Charley Woolmore and Annette Xiberras.

Acknowledgement is due to Bryan Andy, John Brown, Pam Pederson, Troy Austin, Lorina Lovett and Kimba Thompson (Sista Girl Productions). Also to the following community members for giving permission to include their digital stories: Deborah Deacon, Howard ‘Choc’ Edwards, Frances Gallagher, Kelvin Onus, Marlene Scerri and Arika Walau.

The publication draws upon the work of a number of writers and historians. It should be pointed out, however, that the work does not necessarily represent the views of those historians. Any factual errors are entirely our own. Special thanks to Gary Presland, who provided advice during early drafting processes. Other historians and writers to be thanked, in alphabetical order include: Bernard Barrett, Beverley A. Blaskett, James Boyce, Richard Broome, Dr Shaun Canning, Peter Christiansen, M.F. Christie, Dr Ian D. Clark, Penelope Edmonds, Meyer Eidelson, Isabel Ellender, Edmund Finn, Don Garden, Megan Goulding, Dr Laura M. Kostanski, Rod Macneil, Mary Menis, A.G.L. Shaw, Frances Thiele and Patrick Wolfe.

Thanks also to Yarra City Council officers Aldo Malavisi, Bernadette Collins, Sarah Ernst, Julie Turnbull, Jessica Matrakis, Lee Amundsen, Toby Walker and Kirsty Baird. A special thanks to Councillor Sam Gaylard, who initiated this project after a conversation with Wurundjeri Elder, Colin Hunter Jnr, and Cr Amanda Stone, who has provided many years of support for work in this area.

This website is very much a collaborative project and a work-in-progress. Please contact The City of Yarra (click the icon on the bottom right corner of this page) if your name is missing from these acknowledgments or if you would like to contribute to the project. All effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information but if you do find errors, please contact us – we would love to hear from you!

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