First Nations perspectives: Corrina Eccles—Wadawurrung woman

Corrina Eccles, a Wadawurrung woman reflects on Geelong Gallery collection work Lake Modewarre, near Geelong, Victoria, Australia, 1856, by George Alexander Gilbert. Corrina discusses her ancestors, the Wadawurrung people caring for the land since its creation by Bunjil over 60,000 years ago. Corrina visits the site of Gilbert’s painting, Modewarre, and talks about the importance of the area to her people—the significance of the musk duck and kunawarra (black swan), and the importance of the land and its flora and fauna, as a traditional source for food, clothing, transport and tools.

This video is part of the First Nations perspectives, Geelong Gallery collection resource designed to promote visual thinking strategies for Victorian Curriculum levels 4 to 10—The Arts (Visual arts).

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