Traditional Owners

Uncle Rick Nelson performing

The Dja Dja Wurrung people are recognised as the first peoples of Mount Alexander Shire.

As Traditional Owners, the Dja Dja Wurrung people have been custodians of the land and waters for many centuries, and continue to perform age old ceremonies of celebration, initiation and renewal.

We acknowledge the Dja Dja Wurrung people as the Traditional Owners of the lands and waters of the shire, and we also recognise all other Indigenous people of the shire.

We acknowledge the vital role the local Djaara people have played as custodians of the region.

Read about our incredible Boorp Boorp Boondyil exhibition. 

Read our Reconciliation Plan(PDF, 657KB).

Read Council's Commitment to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Peoples of the shire(PDF, 119KB) .