Community engagement was integral to the Circular project. We spent time at the Point Cook town centre, in the surrounding area, and met with many people who could help us learn about it.
Point Cook falls within the boundary of the Boonwurrung and Woiwurrung language groups. Both groups have claimed the area as part of their traditional land, and the boundary delineation is currently before the Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Council.
We met with representatives from local Indigenous communities, the Boonwurrung Foundation and the Wurundjeri Tribe Land & Compensation Cultural Heritage Council. They helped us gain a greater understanding of traditional Indigenous life, practices, crafts and history in the Point Cook area.
We visited the Werribee District Historical Society Museum for discussions with the society’s president about Point Cook history, and to identify sites of historical and cultural significance.
We toured the estate of Point Cook Homestead to learn about the Chirnside family, its history, and the homestead’s future directions.