Cameron Cope’s WALLUNG GITHA UNSETTLED is now part of the Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive

Title: Wallung Githa Unsettled

Photographer: Cameron Cope

Date of publication:  2015

Place of Publication: Melbourne, Australia

Language: English

Dimensions of book: 21 x 29

Number of pages: 28

Number of Images: 7

Edition size: 200

Publisher: Self Published

Printer: Blue Print

Retail price: $20 AUD

Summary of Project:

“Wallung Gitcha Unsettled is a collaborative art project and poster zine conceived and produced by photographic artist Cameron Cope and Guani Artist Stephan Paton. Paired with extracts from historical documents and folk histories the project photographs acknowledge events of violence that took place during the early colonisation of Victoria and challenge the common euphemism of ‘settlement’. Squarely in the cross hairs and the tory of Angus McMillian, whose celebration as the ‘discoverer of Gippsland’ is challenged with clear evidence of massacres that he committed against the resident Aboriginal nation, the Gundi. The imagers were shot on battle sites, massacre sites, original homesteads, watering holes and ceremonial grounds in Gunai and Monero country, and bring together descendants from both sides of the violence to consider the contemporary legacy of the past.”

Cameron Cope