Wurrek Tyerrang Block 1
The Yoorrook Justice Commission held a wurrek tyerrang (public hearing) in Melbourne from 26 April to 6 May 2022.

The scope and purpose of the public hearing was to hear from Victorian First People Elders whose experiences illustrate many of the key impacts of colonisation still felt today.

On 5 May 2022, the wurrek tyerrang heard from the Co-Chair of the First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria. On 6 May 2022, the wurrek tyerrang also heard from the Victorian Minister for Aboriginal Affairs.

The issues examined at the wurrek tyerrang included:

  • The importance and scope of Treaty and truth telling
  • Dispossession of First Peoples from their lands and waters
  • Ongoing dispossession by law and systemic injustice
  • Removals of children
  • Responsibility of the State and State entities for First Peoples’ dispossession
  • Constitutional, structural and justice reforms

 

Documents
26 April 2022
Transcript Wurrek Tyerrang Day 1 - Uncle Jack Charles(PDF)
28 April 2022
Transcript Wurrek Tyerrang Day 2 - Uncle Johnny Lovett(PDF)
29 April 2022
Transcript Wurrek Tyerrang Day 3 - Uncle Johnny Lovett(PDF)
2 May 2022
Transcript Wurrek Tyerrang Day 4 - Aunty Fay Carter(PDF)
4 May 2022
Transcript Wurrek Tyerrang Day 5 - Aunty Alma Thorpe(PDF)
5 May 2022
Transcript Wurrek Tyerrang Day 6 - Marcus Stewart, Co-Chair, First Peoples' Assembly of Victoria(PDF)
6 May 2022
Transcript Wurrek Tyerrang Day 7 - The Hon Gabrielle Williams MP, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs(PDF)
26 April 2022
Wurrek Tyerrang Block 1 Week 1 Witness List (PDF)
2 May 2022
Wurrek Tyerrang Block 1 Week 2 Witness List (PDF)