The University of Melbourne acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the lands on which our campuses are situated. We pay our respects to their Elders both past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians who have made a contribution to the life of the University community.
National Reconciliation Week 2020: 27 May – 3 June
In 2020 Reconciliation Australia marks twenty years of shaping Australia’s journey towards a more just, equitable and reconciled nation.
The University of Melbourne, Department of Rural Health recently held a webinar presentation by Mr Shane Charles for National Reconciliation Week. Shane is the new Aboriginal Co-Chair for Reconciliation Victoria, born and bred in Shepparton, a strong Yorta Yorta, Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung man.
Shane is a highly experienced and inspirational Aboriginal leader with a strong track record across a range of sectors including education and training, justice and cultural heritage within both Aboriginal and mainstream organisations.