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Documenting and preserving the stories and the images of the people and places of Melbourne's West since 1984

 

 

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Pipemakers Park, Van Ness Avenue,
Maribyrnong. Melway Map 28 B10

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STILL HERE - entertainers

Today Aboriginal entertainment is a very large industry. It includes, dancers, musicians, singers, songwriters, story tellers, writers, poets, actors and footballers.

Entertainers are high profile people. Aboriginal entertainers who live and work in this region are the high profile members of a much larger community that can be seen through its entertainers. Entertainers include dancers, musicians, singers, songwriters, story tellers, writers, poets, actors, footballers and other sports people. Entertainers are also part of the fabric of a living culture. Entertainers like the story tellers of Aboriginal culture confirm and reinforce the culture. Others, like footballers who participate in mainstream culture, act as role models for assertion and self esteem in the mainstream culture.

We are still here and having fun.


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STILL HERE acknowledgements, foreword and introduction / PANEL 1 still here / PANEL 2 local ancestors / PANEL 3 invasion / PANEL 4 racism / PANEL 5 assimilation / PANEL 6 political movements / PANEL 7 advancement / PANEL 8 stolen generation / PANEL 9 home and work / PANEL 10 education / PANEL 11 entertainers / PANEL 12 locals (omitted) / PANEL 13 heritage / PANEL 14 still here (summary) / FURTHER READING reading list and links / EXHIBITION CATALOGUE
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STILL HERE
acknowledgements, foreword and introduction

PANEL 1
still here

PANEL 2
local ancestors

PANEL 3
invasion

PANEL 4
racism

PANEL 5
assimilation

PANEL 6
political movements

PANEL 7
advancement

PANEL 8
stolen generations

PANEL 9
home and work

PANEL 10
education

PANEL 11
entertainers

PANEL 12
locals (omitted)

PANEL 13
heritage

PANEL 14
still here (summary)

FURTHER READING
reading list and links

EXHIBITION CATALOGUE
pdf download

 

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LMW is supported by Parks Victoria and the City of Maribyrnong

Pipemakers Park is managed by the City of Maribyrnong.

 

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