Acknowledgement Plaque - Cast Bronze
Cast Bronze Acknowledgement Plaque
High quality cast bronze plaque
Measures 300 x 210mm
Includes 4 studs for installation.
Our plaques are designed for private and corporate entities situated on Taungurung country to pay respect to the Taungurung Traditional Owners. You can visit our RAP map to find out if your premises is located on Taungurung country.
The following is extracted from the Reconciliation Australia Website:
Why are...Acknowledgements of Country important?
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have experienced a long history of exclusion
from Australian history books, the Australian flag, the Australian anthem and for many years,
Australian democracy. This history of dispossession and colonisation lies at the heart of the
disparity between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous Australians today.
Including recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in events, meetings and
national symbols is one part of ending the exclusion that has been so damaging. Incorporating
welcoming and acknowledgement protocols into official meetings and events recognises
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Australians and Traditional
Custodians of land. It promotes an ongoing connection to place of Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander Australians and shows respect for Traditional Owners.
In Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, the meaning of Country is more than just
ownership or connection to land, as Professor Mick Dodson explains:
“When we talk about traditional ‘Country’…we mean something beyond the dictionary
definition of the word. For Aboriginal Australians…we might mean homeland, or tribal or clan
area and we might mean more than just a place on the map. For us, Country is a word for all
the values, places, resources, stories and cultural obligations associated with that area and its
features. It describes the entirety of our ancestral domains. While they may all no longer
necessarily be the title-holders to land, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians are
still connected to the Country of their ancestors and most consider themselves the custodians
or caretakers of their land.”