Aunty Joy Murphy Wandin, Jonathan Jones and Tom Nicholson
untitled (seven monuments) 2019
site specific installations marking the historical boundary of Coranderrk Aboriginal Station
flagpoles, bricks, bronze plaques, Coranderrk plants, off-set printed leaflet, website:
Photo: Christian Capurro
Courtesy of the artists
Commissioned by TarraWarra Museum of Art and realised in 2019 with the support of Yarra Ranges Council

untitled (seven monuments)


untitled (seven monuments) is an art project by Aunty Joy Murphy Wandin (Wurundjeri), Jonathan Jones (Wiradjuri/Kamilaroi) and Tom Nicholson (Celtic-Australian). Seven monuments mark the historical boundary of Coranderrk Aboriginal Station, one of Australia’s most significant sites.

Established by Wurundjeri people and other displaced Aboriginal people in 1863, Coranderrk Aboriginal Station quickly becomes both a thriving economic community and a powerful base for Aboriginal self-organisation and political advocacy. Coranderrk is reduced and undermined by the Victorian Colonial Government, ultimately leading to the dispersal and forced removal of the community to Lake Tyers in 1924, leaving only a handful of determined elders. Today Coranderrk continues to be an important living place for Wurundjeri and for the wider Aboriginal community.

untitled (seven monuments) invites you to move between seven sites that together mark the boundaries of Coranderrk at its largest, in 1866 when it was some 4,850 acres. Several sites are located within what is known today as Healesville. Others are outside the town.


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