Cultural Responsiveness

with Uncle Bill Nicholson &
the Wurundjeri Corporation

Event Cancelled

Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled.

All ticket holders will be issued a full refund.

We will let you know when the event is rescheduled.

Venue: Abbotsford Convent & Yarra Bend Park

Join Uncle Bill Nicholson and the Wurundjeri Corporation for a day of cultural awareness training for music teachers. Learn about Wurundjeri history, values and identity through a series of presentations, discussions and a guided cultural walk along the banks of the Birrarung (Yarra River). While the focus of the day will not be on music specifically, teachers will be encouraged to reflect together and discuss the implications for their practice, as well as make a first step in connecting with the Wurundjeri Corporation.

Presenter: Uncle Bill Nicholson

Uncle Bill is passionate about sharing his extensive cultural knowledge with the broader community. He is deeply committed to Wurundjeri Woi wurrung traditions and cultural practise and continuously advocates for the rights of contemporary Wurundjeri Woi wurrung people to access and practise culture on traditional Country. Uncle Bill is Wurundjeri Woi wurrung Corporations Principal adult cross-cultural educator for the corporate, not-for-profit and university sectors. A former Winston Churchill Fellowship recipient (2015), Uncle Bill’s fellowship explored cultural practice and maintenance amongst First Nation communities in urban environments. Uncle Bill was also amongst the Victorian delegates nominated to attend the First People’s Assembly which resulted in the Uluru Statement from the Heart.


8:45amArrival & COVIDSafe check in
9:00 – 9:30amWelcome to Country & Smoking Ceremony
9:30 – 9:50amIntroductions
9:50 – 10:15amMorning Tea (provided)
10:15 – 10:50amTraditional Woi Wurrung Culture, Country, Lore & Life (pre contact)
10:50 – 11:50amWurundjeri-Woi wurrung History
Questions, comments & reflections
11:50 – 12:50pmThe First Australians DVD
Facilitated reflections on episode
12:50 – 1:50pmLunch
(not provided, but there are several excellent eateries in the Abbottsford Convent precinct)
1:50 – 2:30pmWurundjeri-Woi wurrung Talk Treaty
Questions, comments & reflections
2:30 – 4:00pmBirrarung Walking Tour (Traditional Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung, Country Culture & Value)