A magnificent statue of Bunjil, creator spirit of the peoples of the Kulin nations, was unveiled 28 April at Willum Warrain’s Gathering Place on the Mornington Peninsula.
Willum Warrain is one of Woor-Dungin’s Aboriginal partner organisations.
The sculpture, made by local artist Paul Mutimer, was funded through the generosity of the George Hicks Foundation.
The unveiling was attended by Federal Member for Flinders Greg Hunt.
Here is a report of the event courtesy of Willum Warrain’s Facebook page:
It was a wonderful event tonight at Willum Warrain with 100 or so people in attendance. Uncle Chris West from the Bunurong Land Council had some supportive comments to make whilst he did the Welcome to Country. Lionel, Nola, Jeanette, Wenzel and Neil did us proud with the smoking ceremony and water blessing.
Well done MC-ing and organising everything Karsten and Dawnie, Vicki and Anne for the catering.
We appreciated the kind words and participation from Greg Hunt, Bev Colomb and Stephanie Exton. Thanks to everyone who came and shared in the unveiling.
A big day for Willum Warrain!
Paul Mutimer, the sculptor, wasn’t able to be there to see his great statue unveiled but everyone loved his Bunjil. It was good that his wife and daughter were there instead.
The fabulous photographs also come from Willum Warrain’s Facebook page and are reproduced here with kind permission.
Read more about Willum Warrain here.