While Boroondara has a relatively small Indigenous population today, the City’s Indigenous connections have not, however, been lost. Knowledge of the land and way of life has been preserved by Wurundjeri descendants.
Today, two Indigenous community organisations represent the interests of Indigenous people in Boroondara and the Eastern Metropolitan Region (EMR). They are the Wandoon Estate Aboriginal Corporation (based in Healesville) and the Mullum Mullum Indigenous Gathering Place (based in Ringwood).
Below are links to the peak organisations building and promoting reconciliation and the Victorian Government Department Aboriginal Affairs Victoria.
Reconciliation Australia : The peak national organisation building and promoting reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians for the wellbeing of the nation. An online calendar of events Australia-wide for National Reconciliation Week is available on their website.
Reconciliation Victoria : As the state peak body for Reconciliation, Reconciliation Victoria Inc. has focused on leading the reconciliation process in Victoria by supporting the growth of Local Reconciliation Groups, promoting cultural awareness and education in the broader community, working with young people, developing strategic partnerships, and building the capacity of the organisation.
Aboriginal Affairs Victoria (AAV): Provides advice to the Victorian Government on Aboriginal policy, planning and delivers key programs. AAV works in partnership with Indigenous communities, government departments and agencies to promote knowledge, leadership and understanding about Victoria’s Indigenous people.
City of Boroondara Recognising Indigenous Culture and Heritage Policy 2009–13: Acknowledges the Traditional Owners, the Wurundjeri People, as the original custodians of this land. It outlines how Council will recognise the City's Indigenous culture and heritage.
Indigenous Heritage Study: The Indigenous Heritage Study was conducted in 2002 and aims to outline, from a variety of sources, the history and relevant cultural sites of Indigenous people in Boroondara