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Jim Poulter Author of Books on Aboriginal Culture and Child Protection
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Simon Wonga inducted on to Victorian Indigenous Honour Roll

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

Simon Wonga 1821-1874		
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Simon Wonga 1821-1874

On the evening of 24th September 2014 I had the pleasure of attending the Victorian Indigenous Honour Roll dinner at the Zinc room at Federation Square. Amongst a number of notable past and present Aboriginal figures, Simon Wonga was inducted onto the roll. I had the privilege of making the nomination, which was also supported by Wurundjeri Elder Uncle Bill Nicholson.,/p>

My esteem for Simon Wonga is such that I consider of all the great Victorians in our history, only one other deserves to stand beside him, and that is Sir John Monash.

You can get some idea of Wonga's achievements by referring to my 'Posters' section where I have two posters on this iconic figure 'Simon Wonga -A Man of Destiny' and 'Simon Wonga -The Master Mimic'. If you wish to view the write up on Simon Wonga it can be found in the Victorian Indigenous Honour Roll.

I have also included some stories about Simon Wonga in my books 'Templestowe -A Folk History'and 'The Dust of The Mindye'

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