Reconciliation Victoria Newsletter January 2019

Check out the latest gigs, cultural events and reconciliation news from around Victoria

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January 2019
Reconciliation News

It is with great anticipation that we enter 2019, a year already bursting with opportunity for the reconciliation movement.  With the UN declaring 2019 the International Year of Indigenous Languages, it is a reminder that Australia is home to more than 250 distinct languages, dating back 12,000 years or more. Today only around 120 of those languages are still strongly spoken but unfortunately some are also at risk of being lost as Elders pass away.

Throughout this year there will be opportunities to learn more about these unique languages, but most importantly the connection they have to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, belonging, identity and survival. It is also a clear reminder of how critical the voice of Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander people plays in the landscape in this country, past and present. The push for a Voice to Parliament will intensify in coming months, and will be central to this year’s NAIDOC Week, with the theme “Voice, Treaty, Truth”.

With January 26 fast approaching we would like to acknowledge those local councils – such as Yarra, Moreland and Darebin Councils – and other organisations who have heeded the voices of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community and changed the way they mark the day.

Reconciliation Victoria strongly encourages a continuing and respectful national conversation about the suitability of celebrating our national day on the 26th January. This conversation would help us reflect on who we are as a nation, what we stand for, and what date in our history best reflects those values and attributes.

Again, we acknowledge your continuing support and we look forward to continuing our work with you in the New Year. For more information on Jan 26 events happening around Victoria and our position visit our website and follow us on Facebook.~ The RecVic Team


HART Awards nominations
open 18 February

Nominations for the 2019 HART Awards open 18th February. The HART Awards recognise Victorian initiatives that contribute to local reconciliation outcomes.

If your council or community organisation (big or small) is doing great things in the reconciliation space make sure you nominate – or if you know of an organisation doing great work encourage them to consider nominating.

Visit our website for more info

Over 250 Indigenous Australian language groups covered the continent at the time of European settlement in 1788. Today only around 120 of those languages are still spoken and many are at risk of being lost as Elders pass away.

Indigenous languages matter for social, economic and political development, peaceful coexistence and reconciliation in our societies.

The United Nations has declared 2019 the Year of Indigenous Languages in order to encourage urgent action to preserve, revitalise and promote them.

Check out this website dedicated to the 2019 Year of Indigenous Languages.  For more information about First Peoples languages in Australia visit the AIATSIS website

2019 NAIDOC Week theme announced

NAIDOC Week – 7-14 July 2019

The Indigenous voice of this country is over 65,000 plus years old. They are the first words spoken on this continent. Languages that passed down lore, culture and knowledge for over millennia. They are precious to our nation.

It’s that Indigenous voice that include know-how, practices, skills and innovations – found in a wide variety of contexts, such as agricultural, scientific, technical, ecological and medicinal fields, as well as biodiversity-related knowledge. They are words connecting us to country, an understanding of country and of a people who are the oldest continuing culture on the planet.

And with 2019 being celebrated as the UN’s International Year of Indigenous Language, it’s time for our knowledge to be heard through our voice.

Voice. Treaty. Truth. were three key elements to the reforms set out in the Uluru Statement from the Heart. These reforms represent the unified position of First Nations Australians.

Find out more

NAIDOC Grant Opening Dates Announced

The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet invites schools, community groups, organisations and other eligible applicants to apply for a contribution to your 2019 NAIDOC event.

The NAIDOC Grant Funding round aims to support activities being held during NAIDOC Week 2019 that celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures, achievements and continuing contributions to our country and society.

More information will be available from 4 February 2019.  Visit the website

Check out the NAIDOC website, where you can subscribe to the NAIDOC mailing list, for all the latest news.

Boost For Victorian Aboriginal Organisations

The Victorian Government is supporting self-determination by improving the community facilities of a number of Aboriginal organisations across Victoria.

Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Gavin Jennings recently announced a series of grants for Aboriginal organisations across Western Victoria to improve their facilities.

These include:

  • Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation to develop Stage 1 of a Keeping Place for Gunditjmara people to reinforce the strengths of its community and culture
  • Dhauwurd Wurrung Elderly & Community Health Service Inc for repairs and minor works on the Ngootyoong Mara Cultural Healing Centre
  • Goolum Goolum Aboriginal Cooperative to develop a business case on a multi-purpose facility to promote culture and community engagement
  • Gunditjmara Aboriginal Cooperative to develop a business case to investigate bringing its healthcare, community services and corporate services under one roof.

Read more

Great news for the First People of the Millewa-Mallee Aboriginal Corporation – the latest group of Traditional Owners to become a Registered Aboriginal Party.

After a long journey, the Corporation welcomes its significant recognition  through the Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Council’s decision to appoint Zone 1 of its Registered Aboriginal Party (RAP) application.

The First People of the Millewa-Mallee Aboriginal Corporation (FPMMAC) are Latji Latji, Nyeri Nyeri and Ngintait (Nintay) Traditional Owners of Country in the north west of Victoria that runs south of the Murray River to the Mallee Highway, and west from the Calder Highway to the South Australian border, including the Murray-Sunset National Park.

Read the full story here.

Mungo Man remains to be reburied

Australia’s oldest human remains, including Mungo Man and Mungo Lady, will be reburied in the original locations from which they were removed, following a unanimous decision by the region’s Aboriginal advisory group.

A year ago, the ancestral remains of 105 people, including the 40,000-year-old Mungo Man – one of the world’s earliest cremations – were returned to the traditional owners of the Willandra Lakes region in south-western NSW. Now the Willandra Lakes Aboriginal Advisory Group has unanimously decided to rebury the majority of remains as close as possible to the original locations from which they were taken.

Photo: Mungo Man’s remains have come home, and will now be reburied on country.

Read the full article in The Age.

Smoked eel at the heart of Australia’s next World Heritage bid

In 2019, UNESCO is expected to determine if Budj Bim Cultural Landscape is to gain World Heritage status. It would be Australia’s 20th such global treasure, along with the Sydney Opera House, Uluru and the Great Barrier Reef. But it would be the first on the list purely for its Indigenous cultural heritage.

And according to Gunditjmara Traditional Owner Denis Rose, smoked eel is the beating heart of that heritage.

“Smoked eel was something that was part of Gunditjmara economy and the broader economy in the old days,” Mr Rose said.

Read the full article in The Age.

Pictured: Indigenous ranger Aaron Morgan is among the new generation of Gunditjmara people caring for Budj Bim landscape and its network of ancient weirs and eel traps. 

Australia’s shame: Suicide crisis in remote Indigenous communities

A Senate inquiry into mental health in rural and remote areas has found that suicide has long since reached a crisis level in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, and “that this has been allowed to continue unchecked for so long is to Australia’s shame”.

The inquiry released its final report in early December, finding that mental health services for all people in rural and remote areas were lacking, but “in too many cases, the causes of suicide for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is not mental illness, but despair caused by the history of dispossession combined with the social and economic conditions in which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples live”.

Read the article from The Guardian.

The Elders’ Report Refresh:
Invitation to Share Your Stories

The Elders’ Report into Preventing Indigenous Self-harm and Youth Suicide (2015), gave voice to the experiences of Elders living with the alarming rates of suicide in their communities and the importance of culture in preventing youth suicide.

Three years post the release of the report, and the establishment phase of Culture is Life, which aims to back Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander led solutions to prevent youth suicide, The Elders’ Report Refresh will place young people at the centre of the dialogue.

Participation in this research is voluntary, and all information will be treated in confidence.

To express your interest in sharing your stories, please contact Melissa Greenwood by emailing

Indigenous groups to be given seat at Closing the Gap table

Council of Australian Governments agrees Indigenous voices must have greater say in decisions.

Indigenous groups have welcomed the announcement of a “genuine, formal partnership” between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander representatives and governments on the Closing the Gap strategy, following concerns that Indigenous voices had previously been ignored.

At the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) meeting in Adelaide last week, it was announced that Indigenous leaders would have more say about their future.

“Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples must play an integral part in the making of the decisions that affect their lives – this is critical to closing the gap,” a communiqué from the meeting stated.

Read the full article in The Guardian.

AFL extends Sir Doug Nicholls Round until 2020

THE AFL has officially committed to naming its Indigenous showpiece the Sir Doug Nicholls Round for the next two years.

On the 112th anniversary of Pastor Sir Doug Nicholls’ birth, AFL chief executive officer Gillon McLachlan signed the agreement with members of the late Nicholls’ family.

Photo: Members of Sir Doug Nicholls’ family (l-r: Clayton Murray-Mitchell, Robert Nicholls, Pamela Pedersen and Gary Murray) join AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan to sign the agreement.

Read the full article in AFL News.

Need a 2019 Diary?

Check out the My Deadly Culture Diary from VACCA.

Purchase here

Australia’s first
Indigenous music chart

The weekly chart of the most heard Indigenous songs across Australian radio has been recently launched.

“We are very excited to launch a new platform to shine a light on the great achievements of Indigenous music in Australia today,” National Indigenous Music Awards chairman Warren H. Williams said.

“We hope it will become an important place to recognise the incredible achievements of our musicians and the essential place they hold in the tapestry of Australian music culture.”

The top 10 chart will be released every Friday based on airplay from the previous week. Read more

Belgrave Survival Day 2019


Celebrates Indigenous culture with live music, dance, speakers and activities for all the family. Features Dave Arden, The Deans of Soul, Djirri Djirri Dancers, Gnarnayarrahe Waitairie, Mullum Mullum Hip Hop & Choir, Aurelio as well as workshops, bushfoods, panel discussion and kids activities.

Saturday, 26 January, 12 noon – 5pm
Corner of Benson Street and Blair Road, Belgrave
More information on Facebook.

Mojo Juju • Birdz • Stiff Gins • Jedda • Brothers in Arms • Djirri Djirri Dancers • MC Monica Karo
Saturday 26 January 1 – 5pm
Treasury Gardens, Melbourne.  Free event
More information on Facebook.

Saturday, 26 January

The legendary singer-songwriter Archie Roach joins Briggs for this very special event. An icon in Australian music, Archie’s songwriting has been a vehicle for sharing stories of his life and his people with audiences in Australia and across the world since the early ‘90s.

Taking to the Twilights stage as the show begins is Alice Skye. She might call herself ‘the new kid on the block’, but has already made her mark on the local scene thanks to her melodic and self-assured debut album ‘Friends With Feelings’.

Melbourne Zoo, Elliott Avenue, Melbourne  5.30 – 9.30pm
Information and tickets

All proceeds help Zoos Victoria fight to save the Eastern Barred Bandicoot from extinction.

The Colac Aboriginal Gathering Place invites you to attend a gathering at Red Rock Reserve in Alvie as an alternative to the official events that occur on this day.

Pang-ngooteekeeya weeng malangeepa-ngeeye

Our gathering is not a political rally nor a protest of sorts. However, it is an Aboriginal community focussed and hosted event that is open for all people to attend and enjoy the afternoon together.

Saturday 26 January
11am – 2pm
Red Rock Reserve Road, Alvie (North West of Colac)

More information.


Cultural tour of Boort
with Jida Gulpilil

Come and enjoy a great day in Boort with Jida Gulpilil and discover one of the richest cultural landscapes in Victoria. The tour will include: Aboriginal culture, cross-cultural interpretation, kayaking, art and craft demonstrations and so much more …. Transport is provided, meeting in front of Castlemaine Visitor Information Centre at 8.00 am, returning at 5.30 pm.

Sunday 6 January.

Bookings and info

Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Discovery – Inverloch

Learn about how the Bunurong people lived as part of the coastal environment. Display and short walk.

10 JANUARY 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Welcome to Biderap

Welcome to Biderap, the dry season in the seven seasons of the local Aboriginal people. Journey through the Australian Garden on a guided sensory walk, and take in the sights and smells of the native bush. Learn weaving techniques, wattle seed grinding and pot up some river mint to take home. End the walk with a cup of lemon myrtle tea and a paddle in the Rockpool Waterway.

Monday 21 January, 11am to 1pm
Cranbourne Gardens

More info

All about ceremony

Come and learn about the importance of smoking ceremonies, language and ochre painting. A fun-filled activity with Aboriginal language games, songs and dance.

This activity is suitable for children aged 6-12 who must be accompanied by a parent or guardian aged 18 or over. Please bring water, sunscreen, insect repellent, and wear enclosed shoes and clothing appropriate for the weather.

Thursday 24 January, 9.30am

Meet at the car park at the end of Rocky Crossing Road, Goornong, about 30 minutes from Bendigo CBD.

More info

Malthouse Theatre Civil Rights Summer Series

Malthouse Theatre presents a twilight Summer Series of events featuring activists, spoken word artists, musical disrupters, dance and drum movement shakers, that honour the untold stories and unsung heroes of the Civil Rights Movement.

For over one month The Coopers Malthouse courtyard will transform into a hub of engaged discussions, powerful poetry, energetic movements, and politically and socially charged music.

Program includes Uncle Jack Charles, Jason Tamiru, Gary Foley, Kim Kruger, and more.

Friday 25 January to Friday 1 March
Malthouse Theatre, 113 Sturt Sreet, Southbank
All sessions are free.

More info

Yaluk-ut Weelam Ngargee Festival

A music-filled celebration of Indigenous culture.  Includes Mojo Juju, The Merindas, Squid Nebula, Kalyani Mumtaz, Brett Lee, Robert Champion, Kee’ahn and much much more.  

Features the inaugural Yaluk-ut Weelam Ngargee Summer Concert to take place at St Kilda’s Memo Music Hall on  the Friday night, remembering an important figure in the clan’s history, Louisa Briggs.

Friday February 1 and Saturday February 2
Events at St Kilda’s Memo Music Hall and O’Donnell Gardens.

Head to the festival website for more information.

A Night with Uncle Jack

Saturday 9 February
7.00 – 10.00pm
The Melba Spiegeltent
35 Johnston Street, Collingwood

Selling fast! (Friday night sold out!)

Spend a night with national treasure, award-winning actor, Aboriginal elder and activist Uncle Jack Charles, annotating his colourful life and brilliant career in words and music. Hosted by respected broadcaster Namila Benson plus special guests. Uncle Jack Charles is an actor, musician, potter and gifted performer, but in his 74 years he has also been homeless, a heroin addict, a thief and a regular in Victoria’s prisons.

$25 – $40    Facebook     Get tickets

Birrarung Wilam (River Walk)

The Koorie Heritage Trust’s Birrarung Wilam Walk takes you through Federation Square and down to the Birrarung Wilam (Common Ground) Aboriginal art installations, experiencing the Aboriginal history of the Birrarung Marr (beside the river of mists) and Aboriginal Peoples of the Kulin Nation.

Every Thursday and Friday from 1pm to 2pm
Bookings essential     More information

We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands and waters of Victoria.
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Key Dates

31 January 1938: William Cooper leads first deputation to a Prime Minister seeking rights for Aboriginal people.

26 January 1972: Aboriginal Tent Embassy established across from Parliament House, ACT.

26 January 2019: Balit Narrun (Share the Spirit) Festival and Belgrave Survival Day.

18 February 2019: Nominations open for the 2019 HART Awards.


Koorie Art Show 2018

Now in its sixth year, the Koorie Heritage Trust’s annual Koorie Art Show showcases the diverse talent of Victoria’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists in one inclusive space. In our biggest year yet, we are exhibiting over 190 works from over 100 artists.

For more information check out the KHT website

Read “Exploring History, Identity and Story at the Koori Art Show”, by Jack Banister (The Citizen, December, 2018)

Exhibition runs until Sunday 24 February.

After a two-year tour, Black Mist Burnt Country is returning to Melbourne for its final show at Burrinja Gallery.

Since its launch in Sydney in September 2016 to mark the 60th anniversary of the first British atomic test at Maralinga, the exhibition has toured nine public galleries and museums in four states and territories, most recently at National Museum in Canberra. To date the exhibition has been seen by over 100,000 visitors.

The exhibition will be on display at Burrinja and will be accompanied by a public program including tours, film screenings and a writers panel talk. 

Black Mist Burnt Country is an exhibition project developed by Burrinja Cultural Centre which commemorates the British atomic test series in Australia through artworks by Indigenous and non-Indigenous contemporary artists across the mediums of painting, print-making, sculpture, installation, photography and new media.

Exhibition runs until Sunday 10 February.

Burrinja Cultural Centre,
351 Glenfern Road, Upwey

Visit the exhibition website.

More information about Burrinja Cultural Centre and the exhibition.

Toongkateeyt (Tomorrow)

Toongkateeyt (Tomorrow) – presented by The City of Yarra – sees the mashing of Countries through inter-generational experiences to create imagined landscapes. It takes an introspective exploration of contemporary Indigenous connection to land and identity prior to, during, and post colonisation. Subsequently, through the process of Country combination, identity as an urban Aboriginal in a post-settled south-east Australia is signified.

Each work is built from hundreds of individual layers and photographs. Each rock, tree, animal etc. was photographed individually and cut out to create a new landscape depicting the ‘mashing’ of ‘Countries’ through multiple generations of experiences existing as an Aboriginal person.

Gunditjmara artist Hayley Millar-Baker is influenced by her Koorie bloodlines.

Image: Even if the race is fated to disappear 3 (Peeneeyt Meerreng/ Before, Now, Tomorrow)’ 2017 (detail), Inkjet on cotton rag, 150 x 80 cm. Courtesy the artist and Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne.

Runs until Sunday 3 February
Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library
182 St Georges Road, North Fitzroy

More information from The City of Yarra.

Confined 10 Exhibition

The Torch is recognising 10 years of exhibiting artworks by Indigenous artists currently in or recently released from prisons in Victoria.

Confined is the key annual event of The Torch’s Indigenous Arts in Prisons and Community program and a central event of the Yalukut Weelam Ngargee, Melbourne’s longest running Indigenous arts and cultural festival.

Now in its 10th year, the Confined exhibition provides Indigenous offenders and ex-offenders with an opportunity to connect with the community and to promote the practice of culture in rehabilitation. It also serves to highlight the issue of over-representation of Indigenous people in the criminal justice system.

Wednesday 30 January – Wednesday 27 February
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 8:30am – 5pm.
Thursday 8.30am – 7pm. Saturday 12 noon – 4pm.

Official launch: Thursday 31 January, 6 – 8.00pm
Carlisle Street Arts Space, 99A Carlisle Street, St Kilda

Find out more

Image: Journey of the Kookaburra, Sam, Wirangu peoples, 2018


An immersive and imagined exhibition celebrating the Bunyip

Curated and developed by Lisa Waup and Baluk Arts with south-east Melbourne Aboriginal communities:

Mullum Mullum Indigenous Gathering Place, Baluk Arts, Winja Ulupna Womens Recovery Centre, Healesville Indigenous Community Services Association, Willum Warrain Aboriginal Gathering Place, Casey Yarn & Art Group and Bunjilwarra Koori Youth Alcohol and Drug Healing Service.Please join us for this fascinating exhibition full of huge Bunyips celebrating a uniquely Australian icon.

Save the date – opening celebration
6pm to 7.30pm Thursday 7 February 2019

To be opened by the Mayor of Maroondah, Cr Rob Steane with an Acknowledgement of Country by Mullum Mullum Indigenous Gathering Place elder, Aunty Irene Norman followed by remarks from special guest, prominent Indigenous elder, Uncle Jack Charles.

Maroondah Federation Estate Gallery
32 Greenwood Avenue, Ringwood

14 January to 29 March 2019
More info

Mini Bunyip making workshop

Come and created your own Mini Bunyip made out of hay and wool inspired by the Too-roo-dun exhibition with two Aboriginal Artists from Baluk Arts! All materials provided. Suitable for ages 6+

Saturday 23 February at 2:00pm

Info and bookings

Evolution: Torres Strait Islander Masks

This exhibition highlights the significance of masks in Torres Strait Islander ceremonies and culture and their evolution to the present day through the commissioned works of eight artists from the Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula area. It was developed by the National Museum of Australia in partnership with the Gab Titui Centre and its parent body, the Torres Strait Regional Authority.

Until 28 January
Bunjilaka Melbourne Museum, Melbourne Museum, Nicholson Street, Carlton

More information


Aboriginal weaving workshop

Trina Dalton-Ooges shares the traditional art of Aboriginal weaving. Come along and learn about weaving with hands-on experience in these two special workshops.

Tuesday 15 January
10am – 12 noon
Bendigo Library
251-259 Hargreaves Street

Information and bookings.

Kids Workshop: Weaving using recycled materials

Learn to weave using recycled materials with Janet Bromley, Yorta Yorta woman and Koorie Art Show 2018 winner.

Koorie Heritage Trust

Friday 18 January 2019
1:00pm – 3:00pm

Suitable for children of all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Cost: $10.00 per child

Bookings and info


Encore screening due to popular demand

Legendary Aboriginal actor David Gulpilil has spent his adult life trying to navigate his way through two very different cultures: that of his Yolngu people and that of the colonising Australian culture. In Another Country, he gives us first-hand insight into the confusions and chaos that occur in the clash between these cultures.

Tuesday 8 January
Kindred Studios Creative Spaces Theatre
3 Harris Street, Yarraville

More information


Indigenous astronomy

New classroom resources have been announced to revitalise the Australian curriculum and to help teachers include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge systems in the classroom.

The resources will assist teachers in implementing the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures’ cross curriculum priority from the Australian Curriculum. They will provide rigorous and refereed resources to ensure teachers feel confident teaching Indigenous science and astronomy to their students.

The recently released resources are designed for Years 5 and 8, and will expose them to topics such as natural indicators of time, measuring spatial distances with their hands and lunar and solar eclipses.

More information about these resources.

Reconciliation in Education: Learning, Unlearning, Relearning.

The Narragunnawali professional learning resource, Reconciliation in Education: Learning Unlearning Relearning, encourages teachers and educators to reflect on the importance of education to reconciliation in relation to your own education experiences. Genuinely engaging in reconciliation involves personal and professional learning and reflection.

This may become a journey of ‘unlearning‘ and ’relearning‘ – of challenging assumptions and recognising that what has been taught about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, histories and cultures in schools may have been inaccurate or incomplete.

Find out more


An Indigenous Voice to Parliament would strengthen Australia’s democracy

A constitutionally-enshrined Indigenous Voice to Parliament would strengthen Australia’s democracy in a time of global uncertainty, journalist Stan Grant has declared, suggesting it was a profound expression of confidence in the country’s political system and would soothe bitter social divisions.

Delivering the Annual Hawke Lecture at the University of South Australia on Friday night, Grant backed the Uluru Statement from the Heart, issued by a gathering of Indigenous Australians in May 2017, as a “high watermark” for Australian liberalism that sought to write a new social contract for the nation.

Read the Sydney Morning Herald article here.

Keeping the momentum going on self-determination

“Aboriginal children and young people need to be given the tools and the opportunity to reach their full potential”, says Justin Mohamed.

Read the full article in the latest VCOSS Insight magazine.

Justin Mohamed is the Victorian Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People.

Australia Day: Past, Present and Future

Wesley Enoch

“As we approach the 250th anniversary of Cook’s claiming of this continent for the British Crown, it is important to put our modern Australia into the picture and to use this next anniversary as a tool to understand who we are now, rather than the promotion of a single national narrative.”

Wesley Enoch is director of the Sydney Festival and a Noonuccal Nuugi man.

Read the full article in The Saturday Paper (December 22, 2018).

Ten More Days

“In the Australia of 2014, my Aboriginality was different to those of my forebears. Not better, not worse. Just different. I knew things they would have not and they certainly knew more than I or we ever will.”

Daniel James is a Yorta Yorta writer.

Read the full essay in The Saturday Paper (December 22, 2018)

Focus on Treaty

The second phase of the Deadly Questions campaign, launched last September, puts a focus on the important role of Treaty in Victoria and what Treaty could mean for both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Victorians.

Explore and ask your Deadly Question today here and join the broader conversation with Aboriginal Victorians.

More information

Maggolee – here in this place

The Maggolee website, developed by Reconciliation Victoria, includes information on policy and programs, protocols and cultural awareness, Traditional Owner groups and local Aboriginal organisations, Aboriginal languages, key local contacts, news and events.

It contains information about each of the 79 Victorian local government areas, and about actions councils can take across key function areas to build closer relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and to progress reconciliation.

Maggolee has also proven to be a useful resource for teachers, educators and the wider community.

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