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Gary Hunter,[citation needed] more commonly known as Murrundindi, is the ngurungaeta of the Wurundjeri people, a descendant of William Barak. He succeeded James Wandin in this position in February 2006.[1]

Murrundindi and his brother Warendj regularly conduct cultural education programs in pre-schools, primary and secondary schools throughout Melbourne. They visit schools regularly and present the diversity of their Aboriginal culture to the children through song, dance, language, and music. Murrundindi also does educational work at Healesville Sanctuary, who nominated him for a reconciliation award in 1997.[2]

Battle of Yering[edit]

On 13 January 2007, Murrundindi unveiled a plaque and pictograph at Yarra Flats Billabongs commemorating the Battle of Yering on 13 January 1840.[3][4]


  1. ^ Fraser, Rebecca (9 March 2006). "New title 'better than being Prime Minister'". Berwick News. Star News Group ABN. Archived from the original on 22 July 2012. Retrieved 23 June 2018.
  2. ^ "State/Territory Award Certificate Murrundindi (VIC)". Retrieved 23 June 2018.
  3. ^ Gannaway, Kath (24 January 2007). "Important step for reconciliation". Mountain Views Mail. Star News Group ABN. Archived from the original on 18 September 2012. Retrieved 23 June 2018.
  4. ^ "SHIRE BRINGS FOCUS TO SPECIAL BILLABONGS" (PDF) (Press release). Lilydale, Victoria: Shire of Yarra Ranges. 23 January 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 August 2008. Retrieved 23 June 2018 – via Government of Victoria.

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