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Aboriginal Community

Council works with its local Aboriginal community to acknowledge and promote its rich history, support the Aboriginal community in Kingston today, develop and implement Council Policy, and support committees, networks organisations.

Council's work is guided by it's Aboriginal policy and Action Plan 2014-2019. A copy can be downloaded from the Strategies & Plans page. 

Click here  to view a list of contact details for other Aboriginal services. 

History

Kingston has a rich Aboriginal history, and today we have a proud vibrant Aboriginal culture.

The Boon wurunng people of past connected with the land and waterways in the area. Activities and campsites dependent on the seasons have left their evidence of middens and scarred trees throughout Kingston.  In good weather they camped along the foreshore while in poor weather they sought shelter in woodland or near rocks.

Further inland lived the Wurundjeri-baluk clan of the Woiworung tribe. All these people belonged to a nation of Aboriginal people known as the Kulin nation who occupied most of Western and Central Victoria. A camping reserve was set up for the Boon wurrung at Mordialloc in the early 1840s and this site is now marked with the Aboriginal Flag flying beside the Mordialloc Creek.

Council Committees and Networks

Aboriginal Sub-Committee - Access and Equity

The Aboriginal Sub-Committee is part of the Access and Equity Advisory Committee. This Committee was established to provide information and advice to Council on equitable service distribution to all residents. It represents the equal rights of all people in the community to enjoy access to all goods and services and to be treated with equal respect. The Aboriginal Sub Committee meets bi-monthly and has a role in relevent Council events, services and policy development.

Inter Council Aboriginal Consultative Committee

Kingston Council is part of the Inter Council Aboriginal Consultative Committee (ICACC), a committee represented by seven Local Government areas with Aboriginal representatives committed to reconciliation, respect, education and health and well being for Aboriginal people.

Go to the ICACC website to know more.

Kingston Koorie Mob

Council supports the Kingston Koorie Mob, a program coordinated through Parkdale Secondary College for Aboriginal youth in Kingston. The program highlights cultural identity, promotes goal setting, personal development and encourages educational outcomes.

Local Indigenous Network

Kingston Council is in the Local Indigenous Network of the Victorian Department of Planning and Community Development Southern Metro Area.

Contact

To be involved in Council’s work with our Aboriginal community, contact Council’s Community Engagement Team, on 9581 4734 community@kingston.vic.gov.au