A Wall of Family

My new favourite museum display is in the Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre at the Melbourne Museum.

Manager John Patten pointed at a wall illuminated with faces and told us, as long as you have indigenous ancestry in this part of Victoria, you’ll find a relative on this wall.

Then he proceeded to point out all his own relatives – that’s my Uncle, that there is my grand aunt, there goes my cousin, etc. I was overwhelmed by the feeling of ‘family’.

Such surprising power in such a simple display concept.

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