An important element of teaching and learning within the School is to acknowledge Indigenous Connections to Country, and to work towards greater research, engagement and inclusion with Indigenous Australia.
Welcome to Country
Watch a Wominjeka / Welcome to Country from Wurundjeri elder Uncle Colin Hunter, Jnr. The School of Geography, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated.
Explore Indigenous connections to Country
Find out more about the physical and spiritual connections these lands hold and the histories behind them.
Walking in Country in Bolin, Bolin
Dr Michael Fletcher and Dean Stewart explores the history and environmental change experienced by the Bolin, Bolin wetlands.
Recognising Yarra Falls
Dr Lisa Palmer and Dean Stewart visit Enterprise Park in Melbourne, the site of a prehistoric waterfall and the place where Europeans and Indigenous first met.
Visiting Birrarung / Yarra Bend Park
Professor Lesley Head and Dean Stewart discuss physical and spiritual connections to Merri Creek and the Yarra River, as well as the place of Indigenous knowledge in Geographical studies.
The University of Melbourne prioritises purposeful and respectful engagement with Indigenous communities. Our formal commitments to reconciliation are outlined in our third Reconciliation Action Plan 2018- 2022 (PDF, 12MB).
The Faculty of Science's 2019–2022 Indigenous Strategic Plan outlines how we will deliver on our ambitions in the areas of Indigenous employment, students, and research. Faculty of Science staff can access the full Indigenous Strategic Plan on the staff intranet.