In memoriam

Friday, 6 January 2017

The City of Greater Geelong acknowledges the passing of Aboriginal Elder Uncle David Tournier, and remembers him for his contributions to our community.

A highly-respected staff member and Elder of the Wathaurong Cooperative, where he was known as Tandop (uncle) Dave, he was also a well-known leader across the Geelong region, with his moving storytelling, traditional ceremonies, language and Aboriginal cultural heritage expertise. He will be sadly missed. 

Uncle Dave was of Narrindjerri, Yorta Yorta and Wathaurong Country, spending a significant part of his life on Wathaurong Country. 

The City extends its sympathies to Uncle Dave’s family, friends and the Aboriginal community. 

The flags at City Hall will be lowered on Monday as a mark of respect during sorry business, until next Thursday.