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Section ofartwork titled 'Rockpools' by Bronwen Smith

'Rockpools' by Bronwen Smith

Acknowledgement of Country

Eurobodalla Shire Council recognises Aboriginal people as the original inhabitants and custodians of all land and water in the Eurobodalla and respects their enduring cultural and spiritual connection to it. Eurobodalla Shire Council acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land in which we live. Council pays respect to Elders past, present and future.

The people of the Yuin Nation are the traditional custodians of the land we now know as Eurobodalla Shire. Yuin people have lived in the area for thousands of years and have an enduring custodianship and connection over the land and waterways of Eurobodalla.

Council continues to work with these traditional landholder groups to support the celebration of Aboriginal history and culture in Eurobodalla. For more information please contact Zoe Morgan, Coordinator Community Development and Youth:

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Aboriginal Action Plan

View Council's plan to improve outcomes for Eurobodalla's Aboriginal residents.

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Aboriginal Advisory Committee

Made up of community members and representatives from Local Aboriginal Land Councils, this committee provides advice and recommendations to Council on matters that are of importance to the local Aboriginal community.

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Yuin Country Explored

This 12-month project delivers local Aboriginal arts and cultural activities commemorating the 250th anniversary of HMB Endeavour's voyage of Australia's east coast led by Captain Cook.

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Aboriginal Heritage Study

Completed between 2005 and 2008, this project aimed to improve understandings and protection of Aboriginal cultural heritage. All of the research reports are now available to download.

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Caring for Ancestors: Wallaga Lake

This project involved work to identify, mark and conserve the burial sites and make a plan of management for future use for the Wallaga Lake Aboriginal Cemetery, one of the oldest and largest in New South Wales.

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Local Aboriginal Land Councils (LALCs)

Established under the Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983, LALCs are autonomous bodies governed by boards elected by local Aboriginal community members every two years. LALCs assist in matters relating to housing, legal, employment and other day-to-day matters involving Aboriginal people.

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Aboriginal art in Eurobodalla

Find out about projects with a focus on Aboriginal art in Eurobodalla.

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EKEN Memorandum of Understanding

Council works with the Eurobodalla Koori Employment Network to deliver NAIDOC Week events.

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Statement of commitment to Reconciliation

Council is committed to building and strengthening relationships with the Aboriginal community.