Ngulu-nganjin (Our Voice)
Wurundjeri Elders, musicians and artists have created a ‘soundtrack’ to capture the story of the Abbotsford Convent’s Traditional Owner history and heritage. 'Ngulu-nganjin (Our Voice)' takes visitors on a new self-guided sound trail, featuring Wurundjeri music, language and stories.
Visitors can discover Wurundjeri stories and places of historical importance at the Convent – which is situated on the traditional homelands of the Wurundjeri people.
The Open Spaces festival was officially opened with a special preview of Ngulu-nganjin in November 2018, with a live performance on the Gulanboon main stage and community activities in the Convent's heritage gardens.
The 'Ngulu-nganjin' project was developed by the Wurundjeri Tribe Land and Compensation Cultural Heritage Council Inc (the Council) in partnership with the Abbotsford Convent Foundation.
Wurundjeri Elder Aunty Diane Kerr provided input into the cultural framework for the project, along with assistance by Wurundjeri Council and other Wurundjeri members. The Council also nominated Wurundjeri artist Mandy Nicholson as the project's Artistic Director. Acclaimed Yorta Yorta Dja Dja Wurrung musician Lou Bennett was also instrumental to the project as Musical Director and Language Activist.
'Ngulu-nganjin' was made possible with funding from the Victorian Government’s Rockin’ the Laneways program.
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