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Sun, 04 Sept


La Trobe Arts Institute

Wanyarram Dhelk (Good Waterhole) - Let's Talk About the Bendigo Creek

Join us for two short films Wanyarram Dhelk and The Bendigo Creek Story - followed by a panel discussion to learn more about this very important waterway. Both films explore First Nations understanding of what the creek once was - a good waterhole.

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Wanyarram Dhelk (Good Waterhole) - Let's Talk About the Bendigo Creek
Wanyarram Dhelk (Good Waterhole) - Let's Talk About the Bendigo Creek

Time & Location

04 Sept 2022, 1:30 pm – 2:45 pm

La Trobe Arts Institute, 121 View St, Bendigo VIC 3550, Australia

About the event

The films will be followed by a panel discussion which will include Liam Sibly, Senior Water Strategy Officer at the City of Greater Bendigo,  Ken Beasley from the Northern Bendigo Landcare Group and a representative from North Central Catchment Authority (to be confirmed).

‘Liam Sibly is a father, gardening and water lover. He works for the City of Greater Bendigo as a Senior Water Strategy Officer and is responsible for coordinating the implementation of Reimagining Bendigo Creek. He is also the current President of the Ironbark Gully Friends Landcare Group.’

Ken Beasley is President of Northern Bendigo Landcare and is active in addressing climate change through a range of community groups including Bendigo Sustainability Group and Ironbark Gully Friends.

Wanyarram Dhelk Film

Bendigo Creek is being transformed as a priority project of Water Sensitive Bendigo, the cross-agency partnership responsible for progressing Bendigo’s transition to its water sensitive future. This important project demonstrates how integrating Traditional Owner knowledge with water sensitive design can help restore cultural, social and environmental values to a degraded urban creek. Projects like Wanyarram Dhelk provide an evidence base for practitioners, helping to influence practice and promote adoption. In the film Aunty Marilyne Nichols provides the traditonal knoweldge that has helped this project understand what is needed to restore habitat and biodiversity and protect this precious waterway.

The Bendigo Creek Story

This film traces the history of the Bendigo creek to explore the savage environmental impact of mining on the local environment of the Bendigo goldfields.  Video directed and written by Gerry Gill Produced by Daz Media Copyright Gerry Gill, 2013

Event sponsored by La Trobe University Arts Institute

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