Silent Witness




Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre
Melbourne Museum
Nicholson Street
Carlton, Victoria, 3053
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A Window to the Past

With a photography career spanning decades, Jim Berg, a Gunditjmara Elder, turns his focus to Scar trees. These trees are a window to the past, bearing witness to the way of life and freedom for Victoria’s First Peoples.

Scar trees are a reminder of the past and are a link to all trees.

Take too this gift, Close your eyes and hug a Tree. The heartbeats you hear is your heart beat and the heartbeat of the Tree. For a brief short moment, you and the Tree are One. In time, you, the Tree, and I will become as One, as we return to our Spiritual Mother, the Land. Close your eyes and hug a Tree.

Jim Berg, Gunditjmara