Reconciliation Victoria Strategic Planning update
Download our Emerging Strategic Directions document to see where we are at with our Stategic Planning process.
Local Reconciliation Group Network Forums
2016 AGM and Statewide Reconciliation Forum
Visit our webpage for full report
Budj Bim tour and forum
During April over 35 reconciliation supporters from around Victoria gathered on Gunditjmara country at Budj Bim, to learn about the Gunditjmara peoples’ connection to this very special place, and to connect with each other, to share, learn and build a stronger reconciliation movement.
The group included people from Geelong, Shepparton, Ballarat, Whittlesea, Nillumbik, Port Phillip, Whitehorse, Stonnington, Banyule, Macedon Ranges, Moreland, Mornington Peninsula and the Yarra Ranges.
We were welcomed to Country by Aunty Eileen Alberts and given a fascinating tour by Elder Denis Rose around the various sites that make up Budj Bim and Lake Condah Mission. These included the sophisticated aquaculture systems, including stone eel traps and channels designed by the Gunditjmara people thousands of years ago.
Denis also provided an overview of the Glenelg Aboriginal Partnership Agreement, an outstanding example of collaboration between local government and Aboriginal communities in Victoria. It was a special weekend and a privilege to spend time on this sacred country of global historical significance.
Our Gunditj Mirring Tour Guide Denis Rose speaks to group at Muldoon Eel Trap near Lake Condah (above) and house site at Tyrandarra Wetlands.
Click to read the LRG Forum notes
Read also Sylvia Edgar's report of the weekend. (Sylvia is a member of Port Phillip Citizens for Reconciliation)
Moves are being made to have the area declared a World Heritage site, to be restored and protected for future generations. If you are interested in knowing more about the Gunditjmara people and the Budj Bim Cultural Landscape, and the World Heritage nomination, there are excellent resources on the Gunditj Mirring website
Inverloch LRG Forum June 2015
LRG Forum, 13 June 2015, Inverloch.
Shearwater Festival Working Group and friends performing Acknowledgement of Country
Emily Chauvel Byrne and Patrice Mahoney
LRG Round Up of Activities for 2013 - 2015
Below is a summary of group activities for 2013 - 2015 from a selection of the LRGs in our network. It shows the strength and diversity of the groups as well as how much can be accomplished with such limited resources!
Saturday October 10 - Joint ANTaR and RecVic AGM and State Wide Reconciliation Symposium, at KGI. See report
September 6, 2014
If your group isn't listed and you would like to add your summary, please contact the office