Reconciliation

The Nillumbik Reconciliation Group is a volunteer-based, not-for-profit incorporated group committed to furthering the process of reconciliation with Australia’s Indigenous peoples, especially people traditionally from the Nillumbik area.

The group grew out of an advisory committee delegated by Nillumbik Shire Council to arrange a ceremony promoting reconciliation. As a result of the committee's recommendations, a formal document of Acknowledgement, Apology and Commitment was presented by Council to Wurundjeri elders at a Gayip (Woiwurrung word for inter-clan gathering or ceremony) in May 1998 at Wingrove Park, Eltham

In 2008, Council unanimously passed a charter setting a reconciliation framework for all Shire initiatives and activities. NRG continues to work with Council on an action plan promoting reconciliation in Nillumbik

Resources

  • Coranderrk and Birrarung Databases(PDF, 778KB), compiled by Mick Woiwod
    These databases are compilations of research notes, photos, anecdotes, legends, quotes as well as notes on culture, language and events focussing on the history of the Aboriginal people in the Yarra Valley region during the time of European settlement. Compiled by Mick Woiwod, historian and writer, with support from the NRG, these databases are a valuable resource, especially to anyone with an interest in the history of the area and reconciliation. More information can be found on the NRG website