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Gnarrwirring Ngitj Learning Together

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Learn about Aboriginal history and living culture at Sovereign Hill.
In partnership with Ballarat’s Traditional Owners - the Wadawurrung people - the Sovereign Hill Museums Association is proud to announce the third annual Gnarrwirring Ngitj/Learning Together Program. Pronounced noworring nict, this year the learning opportunities will extend beyond the confines of National Reconciliation Week - instead they will be offered throughout 2018:

  • Join us on National Sorry Day (26 May), for the annual Gnarrwirring Ngitj Lecture (4.00 pm - 5.30 pm, Sovereign Hill’s Victoria Theatre), featuring Professor Ian D. Clark from Federation University. This free public lecture, entitled ‘Of One Blood - An Appreciation of the life of Yarley Yarmin a.k.a. Johnny Phillips, the son of Bullip Bullip (King Billy of Ballarat), 1848-1901‘, will challenge the ‘myth’ that Mullawallah (a.k.a. William Wilson) was the ‘last of the Ballarat tribe’, as well as showcase Yarley Yarmin’s extraordinary life. Reserve your seat here.
  • Students can take part in a 50min, Victorian Curriculum-aligned education session entitled Aboriginal People on the Goldfields (free with the price of student admission).
  • Teachers can join Sovereign Hill Education for a professional learning event during Reconciliation Week entitled Our Shared History (tickets available here).
  • All visitors are invited to a Corroboree by Full Moon on Friday 23 November (tickets will be available for this event shortly). Additionally, a wide variety of Aboriginal history and living culture-themed public workshops and lectures will be offered throughout the year.


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Schools are encouraged to call our friendly Bookings Officers to organise a visit for your class on (03) 5337 1188 or by email at schoolbookings@sovereignhill.com.au.