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01 June 2017

Victorian Aboriginal Honour Roll


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Nominations are now open for the 2017 Victorian Aboriginal Honour Roll.

Each year the Victorian Aboriginal Honour Roll acknowledges and celebrates the achievements of inspirational Aboriginal people who have made an important contribution to their community, their Shire and the state of Victoria.

In its first six years, 89 people have been inducted in recognition of their outstanding achievements in community leadership, economic, social and community development, education, health, sport, the arts and military service. Their life stories are presented in the Honour Roll book which is on permanent display in the Victorian Parliament.

As the Honour Roll builds over time, all people have the opportunity to learn about the contributions and achievements of both historical and contemporary Aboriginal Victorians in the areas of community leadership, human and social rights, activism, sports, music and more. While some individuals may be more widely known than others, all share an equal place of honour on this Roll.

This formal and ongoing acknowledgment of the achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Victorians is a significant element of reconciliation. Reconciliation aims to improve the relationships between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians by raising awareness of the history, culture and significant contributions that Aboriginal Australians make to society.

To learn more about the current inductees and how to make a nomination, please visit www.dpc.vic.gov.au/vahr. Nominations close on Friday 7 July 2017.

 



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For further information:
Contact Luke Isaacs, Aboriginal Victoria
Email luke.isaacs@dpc.vic.gov.au
Phone 03 8392 5339