Healesville heritage grant
Media Release Date:06 June 2012
A DVD and creative interpretive display will tell the rich cultural story of the Aboriginal community in the Healesville area.
The “Sharing our Journeys Project” is the result of a Federal Government Grant.
Yarra Ranges Councillor Jeanette McRae said it would involve the collaborative production of a DVD and development of a publically showcased Creative Interpretive Display.
“The project will tell through a historic timeline the rich cultural story of the Aboriginal community in the Healesville area,” she said.
The project will be located in the Healesville Library and help raise awareness of Aboriginal heritage and culture in the whole community.
“There will be a strong message of the importance of cultural strength and pride,” Cr McRae said.
“The stories will reflect how past traditional ways of life and history contribute to the strength and diversity of the Aboriginal community.”
Yarra Ranges Council in partnership with the Healesville Indigenous Community Service Association and Eastern Regional Libraries successfully applied for a Government “Your Heritage” grant.
“More than 500 applications were received and we were one of the few projects to be fully funded,” Cr McRae said.
The project is expected to be completed by the middle of 2013.