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NSW: Buyuhyn-Wana the transformative Persona - 1 October 2013

NSW: Making Change - 1 October 2013

NSW: String Theory: Focus on Contemporary Australian Art - 1 October 2013

NSW: Tracey Moffatt - Spirit Landscapes, 2013 - 1 October 2013

NT: Desert Mob 2013 - 1 October 2013

QLD: My Country, I Still Call Australia Home: Contemporary Art from Black Australia - 1 October 2013

VIC: Digital Native | Return to Paradise - 1 October 2013

NSW: Boomerang Festival - 4 October 2013

NT: Mbantua Festival - Awakening the Desert - 9 October 2013

VIC: The Long Walk Women's Luncheon Melbourne - 11 October 2013

WA: Kimberley Girl - Finals, 10th Anniversary - 11 October 2013

WA: Kimberley Girl Finals - 11 October 2013

NSW: Dr. Charles Perkins AO Annual Memorial Oration and Prize - 17 October 2013

NSW: Truth for the Youth - 26 October 2013


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3 December 2013 to 31 December 2013

VIC: Bunjilaka: First Peoples


Told through the voices of Victoria's First Peoples, and utilising cutting-edge multimedia, Aboriginal language, artefacts and contemporary artworks, First Peoples; will tell the story of Aboriginal Victoria from the time of Creation to today.

First Peoples will celebrate the history, culture, achievements and survival of Victoria's Aboriginal people. The exhibition highlights include:

* Be transported to the time of Creation through the story of Bunjil (the wedge-tailed eagle), Creator for many Victorian Aboriginal clans, inside the Creation Cinema
* Hear from Victorian Aboriginal people aged from 8 to 72 speaking about their identity, community and culture in the Deep Listening Space
* Join the Messenger - virtual human guide - on a journey of discovery through the exhibition
* Uncover stories and objects telling how the First Peoples lived before European settlement, highlighting Aboriginal Australia's complex web of social, cultural and economic ties
* Marvel at more than 600 historic and contemporary artefacts from across Victoria and Australia, from one of the world's premier collections of Australian Aboriginal cultural material
* See numerous contemporary artworks and objects commissioned from Koorie artists

First Peoples will be a permanent exhibition on display at the Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre at Melbourne Museum.

First Peoples is being co-curated by Yulendj ("knowledge") Group of Elders and community representatives from across Victoria with Museum Victoria staff - contributing stories, objects and deep cultural and historical knowledge to this exhibition.

Website: First Peoples: Bunjilaka

Venue: First Peoples Gallery, Bunjilaka

City: Melbourne

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