First Nations perspectives: Barry Gilson—a Wadawurrung man

Barry Gilson, a Wadawurrung man explores Geelong Gallery collection work, Eugene von Guérard’s View of Geelong, 1856. Barry reflects on the Wadawurrung people (the water tribe) prior to colonisation, their harmony with nature and resourcefulness in using the river system as both a food and a water source. Barry incorporates Wadawurrung language into this short film and sings the Wadawurrung Creation song.

This video resource is supported by Creative Victoria and the Department of Education and Training Strategic Partnership Program. Geelong Gallery also thanks the Koorie Education Support Officers for their advice and guidance.

Victorian Curriculum links

Levels 7 to 8 Geography, Geographical Knowledge | Landforms and landscapes