Bus Tour to Wil-im-ee Moor-ing (Mount William greenstone quarry, Lancefield): Open Spatial Workshop – Converging in time

Open Spatial Workshop (Terri Bird, Bianca Hester, Scott Mitchell), Greenstone collected between 1853-68 from Wil-im-ee Moor-ring/Mt William, Lancefield, Museums Victoria collection. Photo: Andrew Curtis.s

Join Open Spatial Workshop (Terri Bird, Bianca Hester and Scott Mitchell) and guests on a bus tour to the important Wurundjeri heritage site of Wil-im-ee Moor-ing (Mount William greenstone quarry) near Lancefield in regional Victoria.

For thousands of years Aboriginal people quarried greenstone (volcanic diorite) from Wil-im-ee Moor-ing/Mount William to make the hatchet heads for their axes. The quarry was the centre of an extraordinary trading network that extended 700 kilometres into New South Wales as well as into South Australia. In 1882 and 1884 Wurundjeri elder William Barak witnessed the final operations of the quarry, describing aspects of its custodial control to anthropologist, Alfred Howitt. On 23rd October 2012, the land title of the Wil-im-ee Moor-ing/Mount William quarry was handed back to Kulin elders and is now under  the  control  of  the Wurundjeri Tribe Land Cultural Heritage Council.More info here:https://www.monash.edu/muma/events/2017/osw-bus-tour

Saturday 11 March 2017, 10:00am-5:00pm
Pick up: Melbourne CBD (location and further details provided on booking)
Cost: $50 (waged) / $35 (student/concession) includes return transport, Indigenous Welcome and Smoking Ceremony, tour of site and expert commentary
BYO drink and lunch
Limited numbers. Visit MUMA Shop to secure your tickets

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