First People: The Eastern Kulin Nation of Melbourne, Port Phillip & Central Victoria
This is the only up-to-date book available about the Eastern Kulin peoples. The Kulin nation lived around Port Phillip Bay and the Yarra River valley, their territory stretching as far north as Echuca.
Gary Presland looks at the Eastern Kulin peoples from before European invasion in the mid-1830s and their world thererafter, which was changed forever.
The Kulin, however, were able to survive and maintain something of their culture through a preparedness to alter their time-honoured practice. Although the culturally and spiritually rich traditional ways were gone, Kulin people maintained their connection to land and ultimately found a place within mainstream European society.
Gary Presland is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society of Victoria, an Honorary Fellow at The University of Melbourne, and an Honorary Associate of Museums Victoria. This publication has been cited as an extraordinary journey into the origins of Melbourne.
ISBN: 978 09 80619 07 2