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Aboriginal Melbourne

Melbourne, known as the Kulin Nation to its traditional owners, has many galleries and museums with an Aboriginal or Indigenous focus, including the Koorie Heritage Trust.

Wominjeka! Welcome to Melbourne. We respectfully acknowledge the traditional owners of the Kulin Nation, a place now known by its European name of Melbourne.

For the Wurundjeri, Boonwurrung, Taungurong, Dja Dja Wurrung and the Wathaurung people who make up the Kulin Nation, Melbourne has always been an important meeting place and location for social, educational, sporting and cultural events and activities.

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Aboriginal Yarra River Walk – Walkin Country Walkin Birrarung
This long-running Aboriginal cultural walk has opened the eyes and hearts of thousands of patrons of all ages and walks of life. Come and be a part of this 2hr cultural experience.
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Australian By Design presents the outstanding works of The Miss Emily Aboriginal group. The group are from Robinvale, beside the Murray River in the north west of Victoria, near Mildura. Their roots in this area go back 40,000 years.
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Wed 01 Feb 2017 to Fri 30 Nov 2018
Journey into the ancestral lands of the Kulin Nation, experience a traditional smoking ceremony and learn about the various uses for plants.
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Birrarung Marr, on the Yarra River’s north bank next to Federation Square, is Melbourne's newest major park. Opened in 2002, it hosts events and festivals. From Princes Bridge, the park incorporates three terraces of contrasting grass and sand.
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At Melbourne Museum, Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre is a meeting place for Koorie people and for visitors interested in Aboriginal culture.
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Artists from different Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities around Australia produce work that may be recognisable as Indigenous.
Image of First Peoples
Fri 20 Nov 2015 to Wed 20 Nov 2019
First Peoples celebrates the history, culture, achievements and survival of Victoria’s Aboriginal people.
Image of Gulpilil's Australia
Gulpilil's Australia is a 100% indigenously owned and operated Australian tour company. They offer authentic indigenous experiences and exclusive guided tours by boat, canoe and kayak.
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The Koorie Heritage Trust is a space in which people can experience, learn, connect and reconnect with the rich, living Aboriginal culture, heritage and histories of Victoria.
Image of Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia
The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) displays its Australian collection of artworks at the Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, in Federation Square.
Image of Original & Authentic Aboriginal Art
Founded in 1996, Original & Authentic Aboriginal Art specialises in Aboriginal fine art from the Central Western Desert, the Kimberleys and Arnhemland.
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On level four of the Pan Pacificl at South Wharf, Red Desert Dreamings specialises in Aboriginal art from the Central and Western desert regions.


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