East Gippsland

Key Aboriginal organisations

Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation [GLAWAC]
Ph: (03) 5152 5100
Email: reception@glawac.com.au
www.gunaikurnai.org

GLAWAC is the Registered Aboriginal Party for the Western part of East Gippsland.
The RAP for the remainder of the municipality is undecided. See here for more information about Registered Aboriginal Parties.

Gippsland and East Gippsland Aboriginal Cooperative
Ph: (03) 5150 0700
37-53 Dalmahoy Street Bairnsdale Vic 3875

Ramahyuck District Aboriginal Corporation,
117 Foster Street, Sale, Victoria 3850
Ph: 03 5143 1644
Fax: 03 5144 6275

East Gippsland Aboriginal Arts Corporation Association
Ph: (03) 5153 1002
222 Nicholson St Bairnsdale VIC 3875

Lake Tyers Aboriginal Trust
Rules Road, Toorloo Arm
Vic 3909, Australia.
Tel: 03 5156 5475

Bdale

Bairnsdale National Reconciliation Week Art project

 

East Gippsland Aboriginal Community Profile (includes Aboriginal organisations)

 

Key Documents / Links

 

A large, prominent and colourful spray art mural has recently been completed in the heart of the Bairnsdale CBD. The mural takes inspiration from the history of the GunaiKurnai people. It shows the journey of the Bogong moth and dingo making their way from the mountains to the sea, a journey also taken by the GunaiKurnai people. Coordinated by East Gippsland Shire, the project aimed to reduce graffiti by engaging young people in public art to help them feel a sense of ownership and pride in the local area and to showcase local Aboriginal culture and stories. The mural was created by young Aboriginal people, with mentoring support provided by local artists. Aboriginal youth included those enrolled in the Federation Training’s Koorie VCAL program, as well as those who may have a history of graffiti vandalism and at-risk youth.

A large, prominent and colourful spray art mural has recently been completed in the heart of the Bairnsdale CBD. The mural takes inspiration from the history of the GunaiKurnai people. It shows the journey of the Bogong moth and dingo making their way from the mountains to the sea, a journey also taken by the GunaiKurnai people. Coordinated by East Gippsland Shire, the project aimed to reduce graffiti by engaging young people in public art to help them feel a sense of ownership and pride in the local area and to showcase local Aboriginal culture and stories. The mural was created by young Aboriginal people, with mentoring support provided by local artists. Aboriginal youth included those enrolled in the Federation Training’s Koorie VCAL program, as well as those who may have a history of graffiti vandalism and at-risk youth.

 

Good Practice

East Gippsland Shire reported the following good practices in their response to the
2012 Victorian Local Government Aboriginal Engagement and Reconciliation Survey
and subsequent updates.

  • Flies both the Aboriginal and the Torres Strait Island flags permanently in the Council Chambers and above the Town Hall
  • Uses local Aboriginal language to name places and projects
  • Engages with local Aboriginal organisations
  • Engages with the Local Indigenous Network
  • Engages with the local Reconciliation Group
  • Includes specific Aboriginal policy statements in the Council Plan
  • Supports Aboriginal arts and culture by: Displaying artworks in Council premises and holding exhibitions
  • Has a documented local Aboriginal history
  • Has facilitated naming of local sites in recognition of Aboriginal people
  • Has Aboriginal specific library programs
  • Supports local Aboriginal economic development
  • Procures goods and services from Aboriginal businesses

 

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Plaque at Mallacoota inlet



Last Updated: March 29, 2018 at 10:29 am

EAST GIPPSLAND SHIRE COUNCIL

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East Gipp

CONTACT DETAILS

273 Main Street, BAIRNSDALE 3875,
PO Box 1618, BAIRNSDALE 3875
Tel: 03 5153 9500,
Fax: 03 5153 9576
E: feedback@egipps.vic.gov.au
www.egipps.vic.gov.au

 

ABORIGINAL LIAISON CONTACT

Sascha Johns,
Community Development Coordinator,
Tel: 03 5153 9500
Ph: 5320 5882
E: SaschaJ@egipps.vic.gov.au

 

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