Possum skin cloak: Wergaia
Possum skin cloak: Wergaia,
photographer Michael Carver / Regional Arts Victoria,
Koorie Heritage Trust, 2006
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Eleanor Bourke and her sister made the Wergaia cloak to wear to the Opening Ceremony of the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games. The Wergaia community gave them their blessing but did not want to participate due to the politics around animal rights activism.
Wergaia country is on the Mallee Plains, Western Victoria and includes Hattah Lakes and the Wimmera River. They are lake people.
Click here to watch Interview: Wergaia Elder Professor Eleanor Bourke