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Representation, Remembrance and the Memorial (RRM)

The launch of the public artwork Standing by Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheenner. Created by Trent Walter and Brook Andrew, Melbourne, Australia. A memorial to the Frontier Wars of Australia. 2017. In 1841, only seven years after the colonial occupation of the Port Phillip District began, two Aboriginal men from Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania), were convicted of the murder of two whale-hunters in the Western Port area. On 20 January 1842 they became the first people hanged in Melbourne. There are many events and stories connected to the hanging of these two men, Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheenner. Read more... Indigenous architect Jef Greenaway, said Mr Andrew and Mr Walter's entry would be a "powerful gesture" in conveying an important story. It would spark curiosity and encourage engagement. Read more...

The launch of the public artwork Standing by Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheenner. Created by Trent Walter and Brook Andrew, Melbourne, Australia. A memorial to the Frontier Wars of Australia. 2017.

In 1841, only seven years after the colonial occupation of the Port Phillip District began, two Aboriginal men from Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania), were convicted of the murder of two whale-hunters in the Western Port area. On 20 January 1842 they became the first people hanged in Melbourne. There are many events and stories connected to the hanging of these two men, Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheenner. Read more...

Indigenous architect Jef Greenaway, said Mr Andrew and Mr Walter's entry would be a "powerful gesture" in conveying an important story. It would spark curiosity and encourage engagement. Read more...

Research

Australia Research Council grant 2016-18

The RRM is an international visual arts research project that concerns the Australian frontier wars and how to represent the magnitude of Indigenous loss and survival in a national memorial. Led by the australian Wiradjuri/Celtic artist Brook Andrew, the project follows several lines of enquiry including investigating international examples of monuments to genocide and community approaches to remembering frontier violence. 

Smithsonian Research Fellow 2017

DPhil candidate. Ruskin School of Art, Oxford University. 2017-20

Authored/co-authored papers:

Name of the bookwith Katarina Matsiak

HOP article with Jessica

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