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Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation

Category: Organisation
Date: 10 September 2004
Sub Category:Aboriginal Corporation | Registered Aboriginal Party (Vic)
Place:Goldfields region
State/Country:Victoria, Australia
Legal Status:

Registered with the Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations on 10 September 2004.

Legal Reference: ICN (Indigenous Corporation Number): 4421
Subject Matter:Cultural Heritage | Native Title
URL: http://www.djadjawurrung.com.au/
Summary Information:

The Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation (DDWCAC) was incorporated as an Aboriginal Corporation under the Aboriginal Councils and Associations Act 1976 (Cth) on September 10 2004. This Act was replaced by the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 (Cth). 

The principal objectives of the DDWCAC are to:

  • promote the health and wellbeing of the Dja Dja Wurrung People; and
  • protect and promote the laws, culture, property rights and human rights of the Dja Dja Wurrung People.
Detailed Information:

Native Title

The DDWCAC administered and assisted the Dja Dja Wurrung Native Title claim group in its negotiations with the Victorian State Government regarding native title.

Registered Aboriginal Party (RAP) status in Victoria

The DDWCAC was appointed by the Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Council as a Registered Aboriginal Party (RAP) on 19 September 2008 under the Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006 (Vic).

Area of responsibility

In its role as a RAP, the DDWCAC is responsible for areas of Buloke, Loddon, Campaspe, Bendigo, Goldfields, Mount Alexander, Pyrenees, and Hepburn. See the Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Council's map of the boundaries in the documents below for a detailed description.

Initially only part of the DDWCAC's application area was appointed but the area has been extended both on 1 November 2012 and 7 February 2013. See the Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Council's website for a detailed decision history.

Activities as a RAP

On 24 October 2013, the DDWCAC on behalf of the Dja Dja Wurrung Traditional Owner group entered into a recognition and settlement agreement with the Victorian Government under the Traditional Owner Settlement Act 2010 (Vic). This agreement formally recognises the Dja Dja Wurrung people as the Traditional Owners for part of Central Victoria.

The agreement was the first comprehensive settlement under the Traditional Owner Settlement Act 2010 (Vic) and settled four native title claims in the Federal Court of Australia that dated back to 1998.

The agreement included a Land Use Activity Agreement, a Natural Resource Agreement, the grant of two properties of cultural significance at Franklinford and Carisbrook, Cultural Heritage maintenance by Dja Dja Wurrung People, and Joint Management of six Aboriginal Title parks and reserves.

See the DDWCAC website for a more detailed description.


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  • Organisation
  • Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Council
  • Wurundjeri Tribal Land Compensation and Cultural Heritage Council Inc.
  • Legislation
  • Traditional Owner Settlement Act 2010 (Vic)
  • Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006 (Vic)
  • Aboriginal Councils and Associations Act 1976 (Cth)
  • Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
  • People
  • Dja Dja Wurrung Native Title Group
  • Gary John Murray, Robert Herbert Nicholls, Rodney John Carter, Graham John Atkinson, Carmel Priscilla Barry and Connie Harrison-Edwards on behalf of the Dja Dja Wurrung Native Title Group
  • Mr Gary John Murray and Others on behalf of the Dja Dja Wurrung Native Title Group
  • Graham John Atkinson & Others on behalf of the Dja Dja Wurrung Native Title Group
  • Gary John Murray and others on behalf of the Dja Dja Wurrung Native Title Group
  • Policy/Strategy
  • Reimagining Bendigo Creek

  • Documents

    Document
    Dja Dja Wurrung Settlement Agreement Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) - ( PDF)
    Dja Dja Wurrung Settlement Agreement Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)Historic Settlement - ( PDF)
    Dja Dja Wurrung Settlement Agreement Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) Department of Justice Fact Sheet - ( PDF)
    Dja Dja Wurrung Settlement Agreement Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) TOSA - ( PDF)
    Dja Dja Wurrung Settlement Agreement Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)Signing Ceremony Speech - ( PDF)

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    Aboriginal Corporation (Australia) | Native Title (Australia)

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