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Aboriginal Victoria

Melbourne has a strong and close-knit Aboriginal community. Visit the Koorie Heritage Trust and the multi-award-winning Bunjilaka at the Melbourne Museum. Take a different look at the Royal Botanic Gardens with an Aboriginal guide and taste bush foods, prepared with a modern influence, at Tjanabi restaurant. Or, for a truly Melbourne experience, don’t miss an Australian Rules football match and cheer our great Aboriginal athletes. 

Just a short distance from Melbourne CBD you'll find the Burrinja Gallery in the Dandenong Ranges. Travel further to Wathaurang country and visit the cultural centres Kirrit Barreet at Ballarat and Narana Creations at Geelong. Further afield the Barmah State Park and Barmah State Forest are on the Murray River flood plain between Echuca and Tocumwal, about 225 km north of Melbourne. Part of the world's largest River Red Gum forest, the area has a rich and continuing Indigenous heritage. Descendants of the original people still live in this area, share their heritage and manage the natural environment.


Aboriginal Heritage Walk

The Aboriginal Heritage Walk offers a rich and vibrant cultural experience and is one of the most popular tours at Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne....

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Koorie Heritage Trust

Koorie Heritage Trust

The Koorie Heritage Trust was founded to preserve and promote the living culture of south-eastern Australia’s Indigenous people.

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Alan Brown junior with his son Cedric at the Koorie Pride Festival, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. People depicted: Alan Brown junior (Gunditjmara, Yorta Yorta, Wiradjeri), Cedric Brown (Gunditjmara, Yorta Yorta, Wiradjeri, Tjapukai, Kuku Yalanji).

First Peoples at Bunjilaka

Immerse yourself in the stories and customs of Victoria's first peoples at this multimedia exhibition chronicling the history of Aboriginal Victoria.

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