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The Colour of Bendigo

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Bendigo residents gather with First Nations People, European Australians, Asian Australians and new Australian people to welcome each other into a truly multicultural society. Meet modern Bendigo, a diverse, vibrant and colourful city that more and more people are proud to call home.

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“The Colour of Bendigo” is always in stock. “Printed On Demand” in Australia by Intertype

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The Colour of Bendigo. This book delivers a snapshot of the people from varied cultural backgrounds who have made Bendigo home, both past and present.

When we talk about culture, we are using a term to describe ourselves both individually and collectively. It helps us to define and understand our identity within the greater world outside of ourselves. As a general rule of thumb, culture can be defined as including language, customs, history, food, religion, clothing, the arts, recreation and even the environment to which we belong. Certainly, culture can be a lot more than this. It does show us, on a global scale, the great diversity of human experience.

In The Colour of Bendigo, you will hear of the Dja Dja Wurrung people who were originally made up of as many as sixteen to twenty-four clans, with many dialects thrown in for good measure. The word “Djaara” means people, which also identifies the Dja Dja Wurrung family – Dja Dja Wurrung being the language commonly used. Our First Nation People were one of five tribes that made up the Kulin Nation in what would later be called Victoria.

The southern clans of the Dja Dja Wurrung were probably the first to hear of the arrival of the strangers to the south. The Wurundjeri/Woi Wurrung people would have been astonished by the sight of very pale, strangely clothed Europeans. From what is now Tasmania, the first members of the Port Phillip Association disembarked, and the lives of the First Nation people would change forever.

Over the years Bendigo (the Dja Dja Wurrung), has been the meeting place for a rich array of cultures from nearly every corner of the World.

This book is intended to be a snapshot of the people who have made Bendigo home, both past and present. To give a detailed account of every culture ever present in Bendigo would run into a multi-volume work!

The idea for a multicultural history of Bendigo and the title came from Dr Arthur Chiang. All information presented and opinions expressed are mine and may not necessarily be endorsed by the good doctor.

“The Colour of Bendigo” is always in stock. “Printed On Demand” in Australia by Intertype

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