Uncle Bill Nicholson – Clytie Meredith copyright
Uncle Bill Nicholson - Clytie Meredith copyright
Past Event

Birrarung X Abbotsford Convent: Wurundjeri Elder, Uncle Bill Nicholson

Abbotsford Convent


Fri 19 May 10:00am - 12:30pm
Fri 19 May 2:00pm - 4:00pm


Booking Required


Main Gate
Abbotsford Convent, Saint Heliers Street, Abbotsford VIC, Australia


Accessible bathroom All gender bathroom Assistance animals welcome Low sensory / relaxed Seating available

Abbotsford Convent presents three events that reflect the relationship between Birrarung, ‘River of Mists and Shadows’ (Yarra River) and the Convent which sits on Wurundjeri land.

Wurundjeri Elder, Uncle Bill Nicholson hosts a Smoking Ceremony and Cultural River Walk, sharing his extensive knowledge of land, history and ecology. Tours can be taken at 10am or 2pm (meet at Main Gate).


Wurundjeri Elder, Uncle Bill Nicholson

Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Elder Uncle Bill Nicholson Jr is the principal adult and cross-cultural educator working across the corporate, not-for-profit, and university sectors. Uncle Bill is passionate about sharing his extensive cultural knowledge with the broader community, and advocates for the rights of contemporary Wurundjeri to access and practice culture on their traditional homelands. As a Winston Churchill Fellowship recipient, Uncle Bill explored cultural practice and maintenance among First Nations communities in urban environments. He was also a member of the Victorian delegation nominated to attend the First People’s Assembly that led to the development of the Uluru Statement from the Heart.

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