October 04, 2015

WW1 Veterans

The history of many of our forebears who served in WW1 has never been fully recorded or acknowledged. The Victorian Aboriginal Remembrance Committee would love to hear about these brave men and to tell their stories. If you have anyone in your family who served in WW1 please contact who is currently putting together information on behalf of all Victorians to acknowledge their supreme contribution during that terrible time.

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April 28, 2011

Miromaa Language Program

VACL recently presented a two day workshop to those interested in becoming more familiar with the Miromaa software program designed to assist communities in language reclamation. The word Miromaa means 'saved' in the Awabakal language (near Newcastle) and it aptly describes this software that is currently being accepted internationally by first nations people in their language reclaimation activities.
The Miromaa software provides an opportunity for linguists and others interested in preserving their language to organize, analyse and disseminate language information in a simple logical manner that can easily be understood within a few hours of training. This well designed Australian software enables users to develop good archival practices and the opportunity to incorporate audio, video and images along with the text. Once language materials has been uploaded into the database the database can then be easily manipulated to develop specific worksheets etc.for training purposes.
Further information about the Miromaa program can be obtained from the following website.

May 20, 2007


At the old Mansfield railway station the Delatite Indigenous Reference Group were able to put a mud brick wall featuring a snake tiled shape.


A scarred tree from which a canoe had been cut out has been stood up under the cover of a protective roof. Local residents, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous, participated in developing the lovely paved area which is flood lit at night.

Scar Tree at Mansfield


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Sign on Franklin Walk, Mansfield