We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we live, work and learn, the Bunurong people.
We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future.
Phillip Island Nature Parks is proud to launch our third Reconciliation Action Plan 2019-2023 (RAP) under the guidance of Reconciliation Australia.
Our RAP represents our shared vision for reconciliation and was developed by our Reconciliation Advisory Committee made up of Traditional Custodians, members or our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community and our organisation’s reconciliation champions.
We are committed to working together to achieve the actions within the Plan and to walk together towards our shared vision for reconciliation:
We walk together, side by side, respectfully caring for the Country, Waters and Sea of Millowl. We create a shared future of recognition, opportunity and true partnerships with Traditional Custodians and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. We create opportunities for healing through responsible and respectful truth telling and knowledge sharing.
(Ocean Bay ceremony camp) by Steve Ulula Parker (Boonwurrung, Yorta Yorta, Erub)
The circles represent the six clans that make up the Boonwurrung and the water in Nairm (Port Phillip Bay) and MirranBiik (Western Port).
Bass Coast Reconciliation Network - ART PROJECT
The Bass Coast Reconciliation Network is inviting suitably experienced artists to create a private artwork to be used on printed or digital documentation and promotional materials.
The artwork will be for use by members of the Bass Coast Reconciliation Network to promote awareness of Indigenous culture at events such as Sorry Day, National Reconciliation Week and NAIDOC Week.
The artworks must represent the cultural heritage of the Bass Coast area and encompass one or all key themes of land, water and community.
Four artworks in total will be commissioned by individual or multiple artists. A budget of $1,500 has been allocated to each artwork. The budget for the entire project (4 artworks) is $6,000.