1903: Death of William Barak, Aboriginal leader and co-founder of the Coranderrk Settlement, Victoria
15 August All day
The Victorian Government website explains that William Barak “is closely associated with Coranderrk, the Aboriginal settlement established near Healesville in 1863. He campaigned for its creation, contributed to its early success as a thriving, self-sufficient community, and was its indefatigable defender until the end of his life. He saw Coranderrk as a way for the Kulin people to maintain a physical connection to their country; a connection he played a key role in educating non-Aboriginal people about.” Learn more about William Barak here.