A Bend in the Yarra: A history of the Merri Creek Protectorate Station and Merri Creek Aboriginal School 1841–1851

a bend in the yarra cover

Ian Clark

Toby Heydon

Oct, 2004
Pages: 
100
Category: 
History
Product type: 
Book
Book format: 
Paperback
Dimensions: 
270x210mm
ISBN: 
9780855754693
Available: 
Yes
Price: 
$34.95 RRP incl. GST

Summary

The Yarra Bend Park marks one of the most important post-contact places in the Melbourne metropolitan area, and is of great significance to Victorian Aboriginal people, particularly the Wurundjeri Aboriginal community. At this site was located the Merri Creek Aboriginal School, the Merri Creek Protectorate Station, the Native Police Corps Headquarters and associated Aboriginal burials.

The historical landscape marks one of the most significant post-contact Aboriginal places in the Melbourne metropolitan area. The confluence continued to hold significance to Aboriginal people after the 1840s, linking pre- and post-contact histories and geographies. The place has added importance in the early twenty first century, as Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australian address the legacies of our contact past.

 

Last reviewed: 12 Sep 2016