Join us for the launch of the memorial by Brook Andrew and Trent Walter “Standing by Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheenner”.
The National Trust are proud to have been working with the City of Melbourne to develop a formal memorial to Victoria’s frontier wars.
The memorial marks a period in Victoria’s history when Koorie peoples were forcefully expelled from their lands. Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheenner are two Palawa men who were executed for the killing of two whalers. They were executed at a time when frontier wars between Koorie and colonist populations were raging across the mainland and systematic genocide had been undertaken across Tasmania.
A Welcome to Country, ceremony and speeches will commence at 2.15pm at the site of the memorial on the corner of Franklin Street and Victoria Street, Melbourne.
For more information please see the City of Melbourne and publication Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheenner – the involvement of Aboriginal people from Tasmania in key events of early Melbourne