Maggolee: Here In This Place

We encourage local groups to utilise and promote Maggolee to their networks especially when working with local governments. This resource celebrates good practice in Victorian local government Aboriginal engagement and reconciliation and aims to bring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, local communities and the councils that serve them together. 

The Maggolee website has been developed by Reconciliation Victoria, with funding from Victorian Government, as a resource for local councils to work more closely with Aboriginal communities. The site includes information on policy and programs, protocols and cultural awareness, key contacts, relevant local data, news and events.  

It contains information about each of the 79 Victorian local government areas, and about actions councils can take across key function areas to build closer relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and to progress reconciliation. The website is a place where councils can find ideas and resources to enable: 

  • Stronger partnerships between Aboriginal communities and local government 

  • More Aboriginal employment in local government 

  • Wider use of council services by Aboriginal people 

  • Stronger council and community support for reconciliation 

  • Greater involvement of Aboriginal people in the development of council policies 

  • Deeper appreciation and understanding of Aboriginal culture  

  • Engagement with the Victorian Government’s Aboriginal Local Government Action Plan. 

Maggolee also allows councils to showcase their work through their own dedicated space where they can detail services, policies and other initiatives that support Aboriginal communities.   


Festival Stall Ideas

Aboriginal Languages Map

RecVic has recently started using this Aboriginal Language Map of Victoria (available from ANTaR Vic) as part of an interactive stall display. We have laminated the map and mounted it on a pin board so that people can put a pin where they come from and learn who the traditional owners are and what language they speak. It's been a great way to engage people and has also sold a lot more maps!

Merchandise Kits for Stalls

ANTaR Victoria can organise merchandise kits for stall for LRGs, if you are interested in this for your next event, please contact the ANTaR Office. To see what merchandise you could sell, check out ANTaR's Online Store.

Stall Ideas:

Groups have also shared how activities for children/young people such as badge making and face painting have also helped their stall be a great success.

Resources Developed by Local Reconciliation Groups

Please note these resources have been developed by LRGs for sharing. Reconciliation Victoria does not have capacity to verify content of resources.

Geelong One Fire Reconciliation Group and Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative have worked together to upgrade the fabulous website which was developed by the late Uncle David Tournier with support of One Fire in 2012.

It's a unique resource which positively links with the theme of 2016 Reconciliation Week: Our History, Our Story, Our Future.

Posters for Stalls:

Jim Poulter (Reconciliation Manningham) has kindly shared the following posters that he uses at events as as per the request at the September 2013 LRG forum, we appreciate Jim's contribution.

William CooperWilliam BarakSimon Wonga - the Master MimicSimon Wonga - a man of destinyMarngrookConstitutional ChangeCharlie SamuelsAussies Beat Poms1868 Cricket NewsThe Basic Tenets of Wandjinist Religion

Victorian Registered Aboriginal Parties

The Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006 (the Act) recognises Aboriginal people as the primary guardians, keepers and knowledge holders of Aboriginal cultural heritage. At a local level, Registered Aboriginal Parties (RAPs) are the voice of Aboriginal people in the management and protection of Aboriginal cultural heritage in Victoria.

For more information on RAPs please follow this link.

Victorian Indigenous Business Directory

Great list of Aboriginal business' in Victoria in diverse fields ranging from education and training, government and non-for-profits, health care, tourism and building and construction.

Victorian Indigenous Business Directory Website