Recognising survival on January 26

On January 26, we acknowledge and celebrate our strong, resilient Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture that has survived for more than 60,000 years and thrived in spite of European invasion.

To recognise this day of survival, we partnered with Wurundjeri dance group the Djirri Djirri dancers, Yorta Yorta man and deadly warrior Jason Tamiru and Wurundjeri Elder Uncle Colin Hunter, in a moving virtual ceremony.

Today, and every day, we acknowledge the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people as the Traditional Owners and true sovereigns of the land now known as Yarra.

We also acknowledge the significant contributions made by other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to life in Yarra. We pay our respects to Elders from all nations, and to their Elders past, present and future.

Learn more about our Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage.

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