His reports of the mallee country spurred a rush of settlers with their cattle and sheep eager to establish pastoral stations. Alternatively, ask a community member to make an Acknowledgement of Country, and to speak about the history of Aboriginal people in the area. This page was last modified on 22 October 2015, at 09:52. Dick-a-Dick was one of the Wudjubalug and Jardwadjali men who formed the basis for the Australian Aboriginal cricket team in England in 1868.  Horatio Cockburn Ellerman, an early settler who came to run the Antwerp station in 1846, had participated in several raids on Aboriginal camps, and was notoriously hard on the Indigenous people early in his career. Wergaia elder Eleanor Bourke said: "We have made a very big compromise to you Europeans within a system that is your own not ours … We do … What we do. Dick-a-Dick was a Wotjobaluk tracker responsible for finding the three Duff children lost in the Australian bush for 9 days in 1864 which garnered national and even international attention. Ellerman lost track of the boy while he consigned his wool to Melbourne in 1850, and Willie, who was picked up and befriended by schoolboys, was adopted by the Reverend Lloyd Chase and later taken to Britain to be educated as a missionary to his people. * By May 1849 E.R. , Horatio Cockburn Ellerman, an early settler, participated in several raids on aboriginal camps:, The boy, William Wimmera, whose mother was shot in 1846, was taken in by Ellerman. The northern rise of Marpeankuurk (Arcturus) signalled that it was time to harvest the larvae of the wood ant, a species of carpenter ant. MLDRIN performs a number of functions for traditional owners in the Murray Darling Rivers Valleys, Murray Lower Darling Rivers Indigenous Nations, First Nations Kick off Assessment of NSW Water Plans, Derailing the Basin Plan will hurt rivers and our communities, First Nations’ MDBA appointment a big step forward, Study shows Australians support water allocations for First Nations. , The clans that spoke Wergaia have lived in the area for up to 30,000 to 40,000 years. Despite these measures, some Wergaia families avoided relocation and remained on their ancestral lands.. , The Wergaia had a sophisticated knowledge of astronomy and connected the rising and setting of particular stars with seasonal events and dreamtime mythology.. The mission closed in 1904, and most of the land reverted to the Victorian Lands Department as crown land, and was opened up for selection.  Just before his death he asked to be baptised in the Christian faith, and was given the baptismal name William Wimmera.  He was widely believed to have been involved in the murder of an Aboriginal woman at Banji bunag in 1846, where he had fired at random at a Gur-balug group of Aboriginal people at their camp site on the Wimmera River. I use WIKI 2 every day and almost forgot how the original Wikipedia looks like. Wergaia or Werrigia is an indigenous Australian language group in the Wimmera region of north-Western Victoria. , Two Moravian missionaries, Friedrich Hagenauer and F.W. This recognition is not just from non-Indigenous sources but from self-identification and collective Indigenous recognition. According to Clark, Goolum goolum is a Wergaia word meaning 'stranger, especially a dangerous stranger, wild blackfellow. Intermarriage occurred often with the Jardwadjali and Dja Dja Wurrung peoples, and meetings and ceremonies were attended with the Dadidadi, Wadiwadi, and Ladjiladji peoples to their north. The Wergaia had a sophisticated knowledge of astronomy and connected the rising and setting of particular stars with seasonal events and dreamtime mythology. While in England, he found the climate and solitude unbearable and, contracting, a lung disease died on 10 March 1852. The indigenous peoples of the Wimmera won native title recognition on 13 December 2005 after a ten-year legal process. He was taken in by Lloyd Chase and later taken to England to be educated, While in England he contracted a lung disease and died on 10 March 1852. , With the encroachment of European settlers from 1840 eager to run cattle and sheep conflict in Wergaia country was inevitable. Just better. Wergaia traditional country also includes rights at Hattah Lakes and the Wimmera River. , Ebenezer Mission was established in 1859 in Wergaia country at a site called Banji bunag, near the site of the killing of Willie's mother which was a traditional meeting place and corroboree ground.  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