The Willum Warrain Aboriginal Gathering Place offers a space, in Hastings, south-east of Melbourne, where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people can come together to explore their goals, ideas and identity.

  • Project dates: 2018–2019

Working with Executive Officer Peter Aldenhoven and the community, RMIT’s Professor Libby Porter set out to help document and celebrate how the Gathering Place connects cultures, communities and Country.

Through RMIT’s Seed Fund, which supports collaboration between researchers and community partners, Porter and Aldenhoven co-designed a project rooted in the values of self-determination and reflecting the aspirations of Willum Warrain.

The Willum Warrain Gathering Place Project celebrates the powerful story of an Indigenous gathering place and how it connects cultures, communities and Country.

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Professor Libby Porter

Professor Libby Porter

Director, Centre for Urban Research

Willum Warrain Gathering Place: Connecting Country, culture and community

Peter Aldenhoven

Willum Warrain Executive Officer/ Men’s Business

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Willum Warrain Gathering Place: Connecting Country, culture and community

A new RMIT project celebrates the powerful story of an Indigenous gathering place and how it connects cultures, communities and Country.