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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF INDIGENOUS HERITAGE
 
 

ACHIEVEMENT: The City of Melbourne acknowledges Melbourne's indigenous heritage by acknowledging this at the beginning of public meetings and major functions.

TARGET DATE: March 2000 PROGRESS: Achieved.

DESCRIPTION: ACKNOWLEDGEMENT WORDING

The following words will be used by the Lord Mayor, Councillors and City of Melbourne staff to open statutory meetings and other appropriate occasions:

Welcome to the City of Melbourne. We respectfully acknowledge that we are meeting on the traditional land of the Kulin Nation. This special place is now known by its European name of Melbourne. Today, Melbourne is one of the great multicultural cities of the world, a significant meeting place. For the Boonerwrung, Woiworung, Taungurong, Djajawurrung and the Wathaurung which make up the Kulin Nation, Melbourne has always been an important meeting place and location for events of social, educational, sporting and cultural significance.

The acknowledgement wording was adopted by Council 0n 9 May 2000

FURTHER INFORMATION: The following pronunciation assistance may be useful:

Boonerwrung is pronounced Boon – wer - rung
Woiworung is pronounced Woi – wer - rung
Taungurong is pronounced Ton – ger - rong
Djajawurrung is pronounced Ja – ja – wer - rung
Wathaurung is pronounced Wather - rung

 

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23 April 2017: Only those who decline to scramble up the career ladder are interesting as human beings. Nothing is more boring than a man with a career: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago 1918 -1956.

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