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Wurundjeri Tribal Land Compensation and Cultural Heritage Council Inc.

Category: Organisation
Date: 1985
Sub Category:Aboriginal Corporation | Incorporated Association
Place:
State/Country:Victoria, Australia
Legal Status:


Legal Reference: ASIC Registration Number: A0005530A
Subject Matter:Cultural Heritage
URL: https://www.wurundjeri.com.au/
Summary Information:

The Wurundjeri Tribal Land Compensation and Cultural Heritage Council (WTLCCHC) has legislative responsibility for cultural heritage management and protection under the Commonwealth Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage Protection Act 1984 (Part 11A).

On 20 December 2018, the WTLCCHC changed its name to the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation.

Detailed Information:

Registered Aboriginal Party (RAP) status in Victoria

On 22 August 2008, the WTLCCHC was appointed by the Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Council (VAHC) as a RAP under the Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006 (Vic). 

Area of responsibility

When WTLCCHC was appointed as a RAP, the area contained within the RAP boundary included northern Melbourne and surrounds, extending to the Great Dividing Range.

On 27 August 2009, the area was extended in the west up to the Werribee River, also including Country surrounding Macedon and Mount William.

On 18 October 2013, the area was extended further. To the north and east, the area was extended up to the Great Dividing Range and the Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation's appointed RAP area. An agreed common boundary has been established between the two RAPs. To the west, the area was extended up to the Werribee River and the Wathaurung Aboriginal Corporation's appointed RAP area.

Activities as a RAP

In 2012, the WTLCCHC established the Kooroong Project. The members made a koorong (canoe) using axes made at the Wil-im-ee Moor-ring quarry and scarred a River Red Gum at Plenty Gorge.

In 2015, the WTLCCHC launched a ceremonial ground in Warrandyte. Three trees were scarred to commemorate the event.

In 2016, the WTLCCHC became aware of the existence of William Barak's cultural work Ceremony [1897], which was being sold. They launched a campaign to repatriate Ceremony, but fell short of the funds needed. They have since publicly called for a review of Aboriginal Cultural Heritage legislation.

You can find more information on the WTLCCHC's activities on the website (URL above).


Related Entries

Agreement
  • City of Port Phillip Memorandum of Understanding with our Indigenous Community 1999 - Signatory
  • Organisation
  • Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC - Subsequent
  • Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation
  • Event
  • Banyule/Wurundjeri Statement of Reconciliation - Signatory
  • Statement of Commitment by Darebin City Council
  • Coranderrk Cemetery Land Transfer
  • Legislation
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage Protection Act 1984 (Cth)
  • Aboriginal Lands Act 1991 (Vic)
  • People
  • Wurundjeri People

  • References

    Resource
    City of Port Phillip (2002) Memorandum of Understanding between City of Port Phillip and its Indigenous Community

    Glossary

    Incorporated Association | Aboriginal Corporation (Australia)

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