Ballarat's Aboriginal history set to light up big screen

Federation University historian Fred Cahir has inspired the film Seeing the Land from an Aboriginal Canoe which will be showing at Federation Square throughout National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee week. Picture: Adam Trafford.
Federation University historian Fred Cahir has inspired the film Seeing the Land from an Aboriginal Canoe which will be showing at Federation Square throughout National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee week. Picture: Adam Trafford.

A DOCUMENTARY on encounters between Aboriginal people and settlers in the 1800’s will light up the big screen during NAIDOC week.

Seeing the Land from an Aboriginal Canoe was inspired by Federation University historian Fred Cahir.

It explores unique Wadawurrung stories including white people’s dependence on Aboriginal canoes.

The film will screen at Federation Square in Melbourne from the 4 to 12 July. Details visit  cv.vic.gov.au