History Weekend Opening Celebration Video

Overview of the Opening Ceremony on Saturday February 19
of the Toolangi-Castella History Weekend, produced by Ian Skurrie.


  • Welcome to Country by Shane Monk, traditional Taungurung owner of country;
  • Smoking (Cleansing) Ceremony by Shane Monk, traditional Taungurung owner of country;
  • Introduction to proceedings by Jan Williams on behalf of Bernadette Miller;
  • Handing over of traditional stone axe head by David Pockett to traditional Taungurung custodian Aunty Angela ten Buuren;
  • Introduction by Toolangi Primary School principal Sally Herbert to their 125th anniversary;
  • Song written by Bob Pockett for the school’s 100 year anniversary in 1995 and sung by students from the Toolangi Primary School with unique Toolangi-centric verses to the tune of “Click go the shears”;
  • Overview of the historical exhibition inside the C.J. Dennis Hall;

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