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EXHIBITIONS

Australia's Arsenal
- Munitions Industries
in Melbourne's west

Stone Upon A Stone
-Stone wall construction
in Melbourne's west

Hear Our Voices
-Stories by women
in Melbourne's west

STILL HERE
- Aboriginal history
of Melbourne's west


PIPEMAKERS PARK

A Brief History of the Park
- and bluestone buildings

History of the Land Gardens

The Pipestacks
+ Memorial to Bruce Duff

Pioneer Women's Shelter

Park + Environment Projects


OTHER PROJECTS
Charles Grimes Re-enactment
- projects + events
(February 2003)
The Maribyrnong River Walk
- Pol McMahon (April 1999)
Picnic
- contemporary art exhibition
(April 2003)
Student Projects
-Our River
-Black Powder Mill
-Park Characterisation



ANNUAL REPORTS
OUR WORK: EXHIBITIONS

STILL HERE

"One question that I nearly always get asked when giving talks at schools is
- where do Aboriginal people come from?."


"Aboriginal people are still here and were here in the western district of Melbourne pre European discovery. We have made significant contributions to society, entertainment, sport, education, transport and industry within this region, but the aboriginal seems to be forgotten, along with what was and is being done within this region by our small number.


'Still Here' begins to document the input by Aboriginal people to the Western Suburbs of Melbourne by tracing our presence in the West from the past through to the present."

Larry Walsh, 1994.

 

The exhibition 'Still Here' was designed and developed by Melbourne's Living Museum of the West in collaboration with Larry Walsh, the Museum's Aboriginal Cultural Officer in 1994.

Still Here provides a brief history of the rich and significant story of survival of the Aboriginal people in Melbourne's West including the early struggles and the origins of the Aboriginal Advancement League.

The 14 panel display was designed to be a portable/travelling exhibition to give a brief history of Aboriginal people in Melbourne's West. It was designed to be durable and to 'fit in the back of a station-wagon'. 'Still Here' has been displayed at many local cultural events and occasions over the last 10 years. When it is not travelling it is usually on display at the Living Museum.

An 'exhibition catalogue' of Still Here, which contains all of the exhibition text and most of the images, can be purchased from the Living Museum's bookshop, see the Museum's publication list for details or to order this book by post.

STILL HERE PRODUCTION TEAM:

Larry Walsh (Living Museum Aboriginal Cultural Officer)wrote the story, directed the research and editing. Larry also directed the design of the exhibition format and the use of images and symbols.
Kerrie Poliness (Arist and Living Museum Associate) worked closely with Larry to research and develop the content and design of the exhibition and catalogue.
Marcello Cavallero (Living Museum Media) co-ordinated photography , reporoductions and bromides and helped with research.
Nigel D Fewkes (Living Museum Media) co-ordinated media releases and helped with research.
Peter Haffenden (Living Museum Project Co-ordinator) edited texts and provided knowledge, advice and support to the project.
Olwen Ford (Living Museum Director) proof read and wrote the introduction to the exhibition catalogue, Olwen also provided knowledge and advice to the project.
Paul Richardson (Koorie Education Unit) Gave advice and wrote the forward to the exhibition catalogue.
Joe Guario (Graphic Design) co-ordinated the catalogue printing and cover pre-press.
The following people provided photographic contributions: Marcello Cavallero, Christine Carley, Nigel D Fewkes, Elizabeth McKinnon, Fiona Brown and Natascha Zinken (Dutch Student Placement).

For more information about the Aboriginal History of Melbourne's west and Pipemakers Park click here.

 


An exhibition panel from the exhibition 'Still Here' to view more panels from the exhibition click 'here'

This exhibition was produced with funding from Visions of Australia.



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