Nillumbik Reconciliation Group

Category: Organisation
Sub Category:Representative Body | Aboriginal Corporation
Place:Nillumbik Shire
State/Country:Victoria, Australia
Alternative Names:
  • Nillumbik Reconciliation Committee
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    Summary Information:
    The Nillumbik Reconciliation Group (NRG) was established as a result of a 1997 decision taken by Nillumbik Shire Council to appoint an Advisory Committee for the purpose of organising, in consultation with Wurundjeri elders, a suitable location and ceremony for the Shire Council to make a formal acknowledgment, apology and commitment to the traditional owners of the region. This took place on 9 May 1998. The NRG was incorporated on 31 May 2000. Its purposes include: -Acknowledgement of the traditional Aboriginal people's ownership of land taken by force in Australia, particularly in the Nillumbik area; -Community education about the ongoing effects of disadvantage that Aboriginal people have faced; -Working for social justice for Aboriginal people today; -Raising the awareness of the community about contemporary Aboriginal culture and the ancient and enduring spiritual connection to the land in Australia. -To work with Local Government and other groups with a similar purpose; -To produce cultural centres, markers and local names which honour the Wurundjeri people's significance in the area. (NRG, 'Statement of Purpose').

    Related Entries

  • Nillumbik Shire Council
  • Event
  • Nillumbik Shire Council Apology and Commitment to Aboriginal Reconciliation
  • People
  • Wurundjeri People
  • Kulin Nation

  • References

    Nillumbik Shire Council Nillumbik Shire Council Apology and Commitment to Aboriginal Reconciliation
    Nillumbik Reconciliation Group (2000) Statement of Purpose


    Representative Body | Aboriginal Corporation (Australia)