Outstanding Victorian Aboriginal Leaders Honoured
22nd Nov 2017
The Andrews Labor Government is celebrating the achievements of Aboriginal leaders who have made a profound contribution to their local communities and to Victoria.
Nine Aboriginal Victorians were inducted into the 2017 Victorian Aboriginal Honour Roll at a celebration held in Melbourne last night.
Now in its seventh year, the Honour Roll recognises the achievements of Aboriginal people, past and present.
Each inductee has dedicated their life to helping others and giving back to their community, while fighting for self-determination and equality.
This year, we recognise cultural leaders across the arts, health, education, housing and social justice sectors. The nine inductees include:
• June Atkinson-Murray
• Muriel Bamblett AM
• Carolyn Briggs
• Vicki Clark
• Joyce Johnson
• Diane Kerr
• Eddie ‘Kookaburra’ Kneebone
• Elizabeth Maud Morgan-Hoffmann
• Brien Nelson
Their stories will be added to the Honour Roll, which is on permanent display in the Victorian Parliament.
To read their stories, visit vic.gov.au/aboriginalvictoria.
Quote attributable to Acting Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Luke Donnellan
“The Honour Roll acknowledges the contributions of Aboriginal people who have made Victoria a better and fairer place for all of us.”
Quote attributable to the Member for Geelong and State Ambassador for Closing the Gap Christine Couzens
“This year’s inductees show the diversity and strength of the Aboriginal Victorian community – their stories should be celebrated and shared among all Victorians.”
To establish, govern and develop the Yingadi (Come!) Learning and Keeping Place which will be a place, that by its very name, issues an invitation to all interested peoples to come (yingadi) to a Place of Preservation of Culture, Heritage and Reconciliation – a Nurturing Centre of Education.
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Towards reconciliation with Indigenous Australians.
The Victorian Indigenous Honour Roll serves to formally acknowledge and celebrate the wide-ranging achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Victorians, past and present.
As the Honour Roll builds over time, all people have the opportunity to learn about the contributions and achievements of both historical and contemporary Aboriginal Victorians in the areas of community leadership, human and social rights, activism, sports, music and more. While some individuals may be more widely known than others, all share an equal place of honour on this Roll.
This formal and ongoing acknowledgment of the achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Victorians is a significant element of reconciliation. Reconciliation aims to improve the relationships between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians by raising awareness of the history, culture and significant contributions that Aboriginal Australians make to society.
A total of 35 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Victorians are now recognised on the Victorian Indigenous Honour Roll, following a second induction ceremony held 29 November 2012.
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The Barani website provides histories of people, places and events in the City of Sydney local government area that are associated with the histories of Sydney’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
Aboriginal people have an unbroken and ongoing connection with the City of Sydney. The Barani website reveals some of these associations, their histories and their cultures.
Hear our Elders tell of their lives on missions and reserves. They are places full of contradictions. They are home.
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