MICK WOIWOD - Historian and Author

Mick's Journey 

The Search Begins

I didn’t commence writing until I’d turned 60 but had long been an avid reader of what had been referred to at the time as ‘Australiana’....  READ MORE

Still Searching for Blackfellas

The following year I attended a similar Victorian Archaeological Survey at Wood on the Lower Murray where a different ‘mound people’ had built far larger mounds to maintain their presence...  READ MORE

How Writing Has Changed My Life

In my final year at Secondary School, my school journal had described me in one brief sentence, ‘Michael says little but thinks a lot.’...  READ MORE


1990's Victorians not ready for books like

The Last Cry?

The Last Cry was launched in Eltham later in 2011 by Auntie Joy Murphy and sold well, but I had already become aware that the reading public wasn’t yet ready to welcome into their hearts a novel based on...  READ MORE


How The Last Cry changed the Shire of 


Soon after the launch of The Last Cry, together with two other like-minded souls, Elizabeth Kooroonya Savage and John Browning, I was approached by the then Shire of Eltham and asked to organise a ceremony...  READ MORE

The Nillumbik Reconciliation Charter

Nillumbik Shire Council acknowledges the Wurundjeri as the traditional custodians of the land now known as the Shire  of Nillumbik and values the significance of the Wurundjeri people’s history...  READ MORE

The Nillumbik Reconciliation Group

I served as Founding President of the Nillumbik Reconciliation Group between 1997 and 2005.  During this time we have worked in close association with the Nillumbik Shire...  READ MORE

The Restoration of the Kangaroo Ground 

War Memorial

A further meaningful outcome from my writing of The Last Cry had been my involvement with the Hill in Kangaroo Ground upon which the novel had both opened and closed; a hill which I’d needed to visit frequently...  READ MORE

The Andrew Ross Museum, Kangaroo 


Yarra Valley history has long rated high in my thinking.  Perhaps this is an off-shoot of my school days with its highly irrelevant British History but more so I believe because of its disinclination to include its Aboriginal people in its stories...  READ MORE