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Aboriginal Honour Roll nominations

The Victorian Aboriginal Honour Roll captures the stories of Aboriginal people past and present, who have made an outstanding contribution to our state.

Nominations are now open

To make a nomination complete this form

Victorian Aboriginal Honour Roll Nomination form 2017 Victorian Aboriginal Honour Roll Nomination form 2017DOC (741.02 KB) Victorian Aboriginal Honour Roll Nomination form 2017.pdf Victorian Aboriginal Honour Roll Nomination form 2017PDF (1.35 MB) and then send your completed version by 5.00 pm on 7 July 2017 to:

Victorian Aboriginal Honour Roll
Aboriginal Victoria
GPO Box 2392
Melbourne Vic 3001
Or email luke.isaacs@dpc.vic.gov.au

Nomination dates

Open: Thursday 4 May 2017

Close : 5pm Friday 7 July 2017

Who is eligible for nomination?

Responses to the discussion paper determined that the Honour Roll would recognise Aboriginal Victorians (currently living or have lived in Victoria) who:

  • have had a significant influence that has instigated change for the betterment of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in a particular field, or
  • have made lasting contributions that have benefited the Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities throughout Victoria, Australia or internationally.

 

How do I nominate someone?

You will need to:

  • provide a brief summary of the person being nominated and their achievements
  • complete the nomination form
  • have someone else certify that the information you've provided is correct.

Why does the Honour Roll exist?

The Victorian Aboriginal Honour Roll serves to formally acknowledge and celebrate the wide-ranging achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Victorians, past and present.

As the Honour Roll builds over time, all people have the opportunity to learn about the contributions and achievements of both historical and contemporary Aboriginal Victorians in the areas of community leadership, human and social rights, activism, sports, music and more. While some individuals may be more widely known than others, all share an equal place of honour on this roll.

This formal and ongoing acknowledgement of the achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Victorians is a significant element of reconcilliation. Reconcilliation aims to improve the relationships between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians by raising awareness of the history, culture and significant contributions that Aboriginal Australians make to society.

For more information about the Victorian Aboriginal Honour Roll, please contact Toly Sawenko toly.sawenko@dpc.vic.gov.au

What is the symbolism of the artwork?

The artwork associated with the Victorian Aboriginal Honour Roll was created by Mick Harding. 

The Blues and Greens of our Country

'The range of green leaves represent the diversity of traditional owners throughout Victoria and the shield that floats inside them represents the resilience of our people over thousands of generations that we have been here.

The concentrated line work represents our unique symbolism that we use to explain our connection to country here in Victoria. The wavy blue lines represent the ocean and inland waterways that surround and run through Victoria. The subtle arcs that run through the water bodies represent the importance of water and our relationship and responsibility to it.'

Our Culture, Your Culture
Mick Harding

Victorian Aboriginal Honour Roll Advisory Panel

Expressions of interest are now open until 17 June 2017.

Expressions of Interest Application Form - Victorian Aboriginal Honour Roll Advisory Panel Expressions of Interest Application Form - Victorian Aboriginal Honour Roll Advisory PanelPDF (645.45 KB)