Indigenous Heritage Presentation

Wednesday 10 November 2010
7:30pm - 9:30pm

Location: Foster Arts Centre | Category:

Learn more about the Indigenous heritage of the Corner Inlet area

South Gippsland Landcare Network and the West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority invite you to join then to learn more about the Indigenous heritage of the Corner Inlet area.

The presenter is Robert Andy – Indigenous Facilitator, WGCMA.

Learn about:

  • The history and locations of local Indigenous groups of the Corner Inlet area
  • Local landscapes from an Indigenous perspective
  • Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006

Our landscape holds the imprint of thousands of generations of Aboriginal people.

In Gippsland, there are many places where Aboriginal people lived; using traditional plant and mineral resources, obtaining sustenance, expressing themselves artistically, passing on creation stories and cultural values, engaging in conflict, establishing alliances and social networks, celebrating rites of passage and committing the departed to their final resting places.

Other cultural heritage places include sites of first contacts between European and Aboriginal people occurred, massacre sites and properties where Aboriginal pastoral workers contributed to our agricultural prosperity.

The endurance of Aboriginal society across Australia and the cultural heritage places and objects associated with that society are a significant part of the heritage of all Australians.

Please RSVP for catering purposes by Monday 8th November to [email protected] or phone 5662 5759.

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