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Current recipients 2011

Lake Tyers Aboriginal Trust (East Gippsland)Project: Lake Tyers Keeping Place

Awarded: 5,000

Reproduction of booklet contain old photographs for distribution to the wider community and visitors by establishing a collection in the historic and heritage listed Old Administration Building, where a collection of the most significant photos and artefacts will then be displayed in the main room. The project will also include recording the stories of the Elders in the Lake Tyers community regarding their early life on the Mission and the memories of life in East Gippsland, and these will be made available as an audio display in the Old Admin Building in the future.
Mt Evelyn History Group Inc (Yarra Ranges)Project: Aborigines in the Yarra Valley and Northern Dandenongs

Awarded: $4,000


Print and launch an improved 2nd edition of a booklet about the Woiwurrung/Wurrundjeri presence in the Yarra Ranges in the past and present.
Koorie Heritage Trust (City of Melbourne)Project: Cataloguing of the Koorie Heritage Trust Oral History CollectionAwarded: $5,000 Catalogue the Koorie Heritage Trust Oral History collection onto a database.
Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention & Legal Service Victoria (FVPLS Victoria)(City of Yarra)Project: Preservation of photographs of Koori women attending the Sisters Day Out® Well-Being Workshops conducted by FVPLS Victoria

Awarded: $5,000

The Sisters Day Out wellbeing workshop program was established in 2007, since which time over 50 workshops have been conducted in metropolitan and regional locations throughout Victoria, attracting close to 4000 Koori women. When registering for workshops, participants are asked to give their consent to photographs being taken at the workshop, and the proposal is to catalogue these photos and preserve them for future reference.
Wurega Aboriginal Corporation(Horsham Council/Hindmarsh Shire Council)Project: Our Elders speak of country

Awarded: $5,000

The project will co-ordinate Oral Histories from Wotjobaluk Elders for preservation and educational purposes and through other possible funding sources, as well as further develop an ongoing research project. This project will establish a solid basis for generating well-researched oral histories of nine Wotjobaluk Elders and their families that have direct connections to the Wimmera/Mallee region of Victoria, and these will be documented in a small booklet that will ensure a vital tradition of passing down creation stories, knowledge of cultural connection to flora and fauna of the Wimmera, and the historical impacts of colonisation.
Wangaratta Dirrawarra Indigenous Network (City of Wangaratta)Project: ‘Uncle Freddie Dowling’ Generations of Story Telling Preserved

Awarded: $5,000

The Dirrawarra Indigenous Network (DIN) is working with Uncle Freddie Dowling in helping to pass on the Pangerang stories that will educate, recognise and celebrate Aboriginal heritage within the Rural City of Wangaratta and the Wangaratta Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community of today. Project funding will be used to produce and print a book containing these stories.
Tati Tati Wadi Wadi Aboriginal Corporation(Swan Hill / Mildura)Project: Tati Tati-Wadi Wadi-Mutti Mutti Oral History Recordings & Research

Awarded: $2,500

Research and undertake Oral History Recordings, document community history from elders and undertake Oral History Recordings in order to document and preserve Tati Tati Wadi Wadi & Mutti Mutti  Ancient, past and recent contemporary tribal history, including recollection of traditional and customary creation stories, tribal songs & dance, ceremonial life, rituals, rites and culture and heritage. The project will conduct oral history interviews and recordings with the Tati Tati Wadi Wadi Mutti Mutti descendants, using audio visual recording devices that can download results onto laptop computers for the purpose of creating CD-ROM disks for distribution to community members.
Nillumbik Reconciliation Group Inc (‘Wurundjeri country’, the Yarra Valley between Marysville and the Maribyrnong River and from Lancefield to the western boundary of the Dandenong Creek Catchment Area)Project: Preparing digital versions and distributing hard copies of the Coranderrk and Birrarung Databases

Awarded: $2,500

The Andrew Ross Museum currently has funding from a philanthropic source for the publication of 200 copies of two databases, namely: Coranderrk Database running to 237 A4 pages and Birrarung Database of 346 A4 pages. We wish to produce a CD with Word and pdf versions of the databases to include with each copy and distribute the databases free of charge to all regional libraries & Secondary Schools in the Yarra Valley; and also to other contiguous organisations supporting Aboriginal Reconciliation and/or Indigenous awareness in that same region.
Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corp(Glenelg Shire)Project: Identifying Aboriginal Records and Resources within the Glenelg ShireAwarded: $5,000 In partnership with the Glenelg Shire Council, Gunditj Mirring will identify, catalogue, collect and house specific Aboriginal resources and records held within the shire. Much of this information will be  stored on the Glenelg Libraries Spydus Library Management System.