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 and present.
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).