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19Jun

Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Management – 2017 Introductory Workshops

Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Management Introductory Workshops 2017 – Aboriginal Victoria (AV) has developed an innovative and exciting training program for Aboriginal Victorians with an interest or role in the State’s unique and irreplaceable Aboriginal cultural heritage. There are more than 37,000 registrations of Aboriginal cultural heritage sites and places in Victoria. Under the Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006 Registered Aboriginal Parties and other Aboriginal community organisations have a significant role in the protection and management of these important sites and places. The workshops provide an overview of essential practical skills and knowledge for people wanting to become involved in Aboriginal cultural […]

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13Jan

Tram artist chosen – Bendigo Advertiser article

Tram artist chosen The tram will celebrate local Aboriginal culture and history.       DESIGN WORK: Artist Natasha Carter will design the interior and exterior panels of the future Dja Dja Wurrung tram. Pictures: DARREN HOWE to view the original article please follow the link below: http://www.bendigoadvertiser.com.au/story/4395511/tram-artist-chosen/?cs=80#slide=1 

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06Jan

‘Into the Aboriginal world’ – Victoria’s secret emerges from lake and creek | Ji

‘Into the Aboriginal world’ – Victoria’s secret emerges from lake and creek | by Chris Johnston   Jida Murray Gulpilil bathes himself in the thick, fragrant smoke from a pile of burning gum leaves beside a creek in the backwoods of northern Victoria. For him this is the smell of home. The past, but also the future. “Come,” he says. “Get in the smoke. Cleanse our spirits, let the ancestors know we are here. Maybe they will guide us and show us things we have never seen before. I am going to take you into the Aboriginal world, and this is […]

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06Jan

Trees make a link: Relocation Represents Continuing strength

Trees Make a Link Sharon Kemp | Bendigo Weekly | 21-Dec-2016 | Comments STANDING two 600-year-old scar trees at Ulumbarra is the culmination of more than two years of work, and links two multi-million-dollar projects, and indigenous culture to European infrastructure. The Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation identified the trees – a river red gum and a yellowbox – during a cultural heritage survey of land subject to works building the $86 million Ravenswood Interchange. “These two trees were just too good to be lost and let go and so bringing them here keeps their spirits alive,” corporation chairman Trent […]

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20Oct

Gulpilils Australia Boort Loddon Cultural Education Programs

  BIOGRAPHY: Jida Gulpilil has over thirty years of sharing his cultural experiences and knowledge through art, music, dance, performance art, storytelling and tourism. Jida has developed cultural education programs for schools experiencing the Coastal Marine Parks of the Bellarine Peninsula, the Yarra River in the Melbourne CBD, CERES Environmental Park to Kakadu National Park and East Arnhem Land in Northern Territory, Lake Boga and the Murray River from Swan Hill to Gunbower State Forest, Barmah State Forest to the Upper Murray River region onto the Australian Alps. Gulpilil’s Australia, through the connection of Jida’s family of the Dja Dja […]

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09Mar

DDWCAC statement on Maitreya Festival

DDWCAC statement on Maitreya Festival We have been informed that amongst the information required, with the application to Buloke Shire Council but not received, was a Cultural Heritage Management Plan.  A Cultural Heritage Management Plan is a way of protecting and managing Aboriginal cultural heritage, with the involvement of Registered Aboriginal Parties, while allowing development to proceed.   A Cultural Heritage Management Plan is a written report, prepared by a Cultural Heritage Advisor, containing the results of an assessment of the potential impact of the proposed activity on Aboriginal cultural heritage. It outlines measures to be taken before, during and after […]

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16Dec

Trent Nelson Australian Of The Day

Trent is the Dja Dja Wurrung team leader at Parks Victoria, where he manages the cultural heritage of six joint-managed national parks in collaboration with two rangers. Trent is a proud Dja Dja Wurrung and Yorta Yorta man, originally from Shepparton. Last year he made the move to Kangaroo Flat for a change and to live on his Dja Dja Wurrung grandfather’s land Joint management provides opportunities for traditional owners and Parks Victoria to work closely together, “It is fairly new in Central Victoria. It’s a different process every time it comes into play. We’re involved with healing land and […]

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