Ngamadjidj encounters with the Tappoc gundidj: Mount Napier and Buckley Swamp, 1836-41
journal contributionposted on 01.07.2021, 05:10 by Benjamin WilkieBenjamin Wilkie
This brief article retrieves a narrative of European encounters with Tappoc, Konungiyoke, and the Tappoc gundidj people from otherwise well-trod sources for the early history of the Port Phillip District. The aim of this article is twofold. First, it highlights an inherently important landscape in western Victoria. It provides a more detailed historical narrative for a site that is geologically unique and ecologically significant, but historically and publicly poorly recognised. Second, by adhering to relatively limited spatial, temporal, and archival boundaries, this article demonstrates the continuing value of more localised narratives of colonial encounters.