Uncle Bill Nicholson Jnr.


Wurundjeri Elder, Uncle Bill is passionate about sharing his extensive cultural knowledge with the broader community. He is deeply committed to Wurundjeri traditions and cultural practice and continuously advocates for the rights of contemporary Wurundjeri people to access and practice culture on traditional Country.

Uncle Bill has overseen cultural duties at countless community events and festivals in the greater Melbourne region and has previously managed the dance group Jindi Worabak (to join and unite’ in Woi wurrung language). Uncle Bill is Wurundjeri Council’s principal adult cross-cultural educator for the corporate, not-for-profit and university sectors.

Uncle Bill is a former Winston Churchill Fellowship recipient (2015). His fellowship explored cultural practice and maintenance amongst First Nation communities in urban environments in New Zealand, Canada and USA. In 2017, Uncle Bill was one of several Victorian Aboriginal delegates who attended the Uluru Convention.