Aboriginal Victorians recognised

TWO Aboriginal Victorians were last night inducted into the Victorian Indigenous Honour Roll at a ceremony in Melbourne. 

Dja Dja Wurrung elder Aunty Fay Carter and Valmai Heap, who passed away in 1991, were recognised for their work in the community. 

Premier Denis Napthine said the ceremony was a chance to acknowledge the achievements of Aboriginal Victorians. 

“The Victorian Indigenous Honour Roll is the only one of its kind in Australia, and is an important part of reconciliation,” he said.

“I am proud to have the Honour Roll permanently displayed in Victoria’s Parliament House as a reminder of the accomplishments of Aboriginal Victorians.

“I encourage all Victorians to pay respect to these outstanding individuals and be inspired by their example.”

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